Poultry Breeder, Poultry Farmer
Minimum? No entry barrier, preferably 10th standard pass, with Science as a subject
Previous experience in poultry breeding
The tasks a Farmer, Poultry Breeding is expected to perform include:
Selecting and purchasing pure bred fowls according to egg production, size, prizes won, etc.
Pairing birds for breeding, either naturally or through artificial insemination
Feeding and watering poultry
Cleaning and disinfecting poultry houses, cages, and nests
Vaccinating the poultry and other fowl
Inspecting and disposing or segregating infected poultry
Collecting, inspecting and packing eggs
Maintaining growth, feed, and production records
Hiring and supervising workers
Incubating fertile eggs
Arranging with wholesalers for sale of pedigreed poultry and eggs
Knowledge of different types, breeds and sizes of chicken and fowl
Knowledge of poultry and fowl nutrition and care
Knowledge of maintaining health and hygiene, disease prevention and vaccination
Skilled in marketing activities for the sale of poultry products
Knowledge of the latest developments in poultry farming and breeding techniques
Proficient in basic arithmetic
Will be updated
Attention to detail
Hardworking and persistent
Good communication skills
It is a field job
Work from home is not available
Part-time work or contractual jobs maybe available
Supervising other Farm Workers is required
Local travelling is part of the job
There are no fixed working hours
Overtime is common
Shift system is applicable
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No
This job is considered mildly dangerous or hazardous
Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, pesticides, fertilisers, chemicals, litter, odours, infection, diseases, allergies, etc.
Occupational hazards include use of farm machinery, physical strain, injury to body while using sharp tools, etc.
For daily wage workers - INR 90 to INR 340 per day(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
Indian Poultry Sector Likely to Continue Growing: ICRA
Indian poultry sector has been growing at around 8-10 % annually over the last decade with broiler meat volumes growing at more than 10 %, while table egg which is growing at 5-6 % is mainly driven by increased domestic consumption. Farmers in the country have moved from rearing country birds in the past to rearing hybrids which ensure faster growth of chicks, higher eggs per bird, increased hatchability, low mortality rates, excellent feed conversion and consequently sustainable profits to the poultry farmers. The growth in production of poultry industry are reflected in relatively lower price increases in poultry meat over last five years compared to other meat products - Poultry WPI (wholesale price index) has grown at 12 % year-on- year over 2008-2013 as against 21 % for overall meat products basket - providing an affordable alternative for meeting protein requirements in Indian diet.
The domestic poultry meat production is estimated to have increased from less than one million tonne in 2000 to 3.4 million tonnes in 2012 with per capita consumption increasing from 0.8 kg to 2.8 kg annually during same period, it said. Table egg production is estimated to have increased from 30 billion eggs in 2000 to 66 billion eggs in 2012 with per capita egg consumption increasing from 28 to 55 eggs during that period. The healthy growth in poultry output over last decade makes India one of the fastest growing major world market in the segment, said ICRA in the report.
In 2012 calendar year, the second half was a tough year for the industry due to an increase in production costs with feed ingredients touching record highs and realisations suffering on back of oversupply in industry. However, the efforts of key integrators in poultry industry to control supply through measures like 'hatching holidays' initiated towards fag end of 2012, resulted in improved realisations in 2013, and the industry is expected to register much better profitability compared to last year. The growth estimates and recent profit patterns indicate a huge potential for employment across the nation.
Livestock farm owners
Agriculture co-operative organization
Job openings are in Hyderabad, Surat, Madurai, Lucknow, Agartala, Guwahati, Chennai, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Chandigarh.
School of Agriculture (SOA) IGNOU
ICAR colleges and institutes across India
Central Avian Research Institute (CARI)
Pin: 243 122Phone: 91-581-2301261(O); 91-581-2301220; 2301320Fax: 91-581-2301321E-mail us: cari_director@rediffmail
Website: http://www.icar.org .
National School of Open Schooling
B-31B,Kailash Colony, New Delhi
Phone: 29231181-85, 29241458Website: http://www.nios.ac.in /
Central Poultry Development Organisation colleges across India
Krishi Vigyan Kendras across India
Livestock management colleges and institutes across India