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

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Attention to detail

Hardworking and persistent


Patient predisposition

Team player

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

Working hours

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.


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