Herdsman, Cattle Herdsman

Minimum ? No entry barrier

Not required

The tasks a Herdsman is expected to perform include:Collecting animals every morning from different houses

Taking them out to available pastures for grazing in field

Keeping a watch over animals, and keeping them from getting lost or going astray

Preventing animals from eating poisonous and harmful plants or drinking polluted water

Preventing animals from indiscriminate mating with stray animals

Identifying animals in heat and arranging for pairing

Collecting and counting animals in the evening and driving them back to their respective homes

Tying animals at fixed places or handing them over to owners

Rendering first aid and assisting in treatment of minor injuries

Skilled in driving and controlling the herd

Skilled in the daily upkeep of any automated machinery involved in animal care

Efficient in breeding cattle and administering shots if need be

Proficient in handling routine maintenance around the work area

Efficient in assisting veterinarians while examining the herd

Proficient in treating sick cattle to reduce cattle mortality rate

Familiar with animal psychology and behaviour

Proficient in basic arithmetic

Will be updated

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Attention to detail

Ability to work independently

Hardworking and persistent



It is a field job

Work from home is not available

Part-time work contractual jobs maybe available

Supervising other Graziers maybe required

Local travelling is part of the job

Working hours

No fixed working hours

Overtime is common during mating season

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered mildly hazards or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures and weather conditions, contaminants, dung, dust, manure, foul smell, etc.Occupational hazards include physical strain and minor injuries

For daily wage workers - INR 90 to INR 340 per day4(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Emerging Trends in Dairy Sector of India5Based on estimates by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), the demand for milk in India is likely to reach 180 million tonnes by 2022. To meet this demand, an average incremental increase of 5 million tonnes per annum over the next 15 years is required ? a doubling of the average incremental rate achieved over the past 15 years. In the absence of sufficient increased production, India will need to rely on the world market for imports. Traditionally, the policy environment has favoured the expansion of co-operatives, which ultimately crowded out the private sector. However, liberalization of the sector in recent years has encouraged private investment in dairying. Large Indian and multinational corporations, such as Reliance, Pepsi and Coca-Cola, are planning significant investments. The growth prospects in the dairy industry promises more employment opportunities for Herdsman and Cattle Graziers.


Dairy farm owners

Livestock farm owners

Agriculture co-operative organization

Job openings are in Tier II and Tier III cities6