Fur Bearing Animal Farmer, Fur Farmer

Minimum? No entry barrier, preferably 5th standard pass

Will be updated

The tasks a Farmer, Fur-bearing Animal is expected to perform include:

Managing the farm to breed and raise fur-bearing animals for their pelts

Buying or capturing the breeding stock

Breeding and raising animals in surroundings simulating their habitat

Feeding and watering animals and cleaning their pens and yards

Killing animals in their prime and removing their hides

Packing hides in crates and transporting them for processing, treating and preservation

Arranging with buyers for sale of hides

Treating and preserving hides at the farm

Knowledge of optimum animal nutrition to enhance fur growth

Knowledge of first aid, hygiene and cleanliness of animals at the farm

Skilled in using farm tools and equipment

Skilled in general maintenance and upkeep of pens, cages, stables, kennels, etc.

Skilled in marketing activities for the sale of farm products

Knowledge of the latest developments in raising fur-bearing animals

Proficient in basic arithmetic

Will be updated

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Attention to detail

Highly alert

Hardworking and persistent


Team player

Good communication skills

Ability to negotiate

It is a field job

Work from home is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Supervising Trappers or Trackers maybe required

Local travelling is part of the job

Working hours

There are no fixed working hours

Overtime is common

Shift system maybe 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, dust, faecal matter, pesticides, fertilisers, chemicals, allergies, infections, ticks, etc.

Occupational hazards include physical strain, injury to body while using sharp tools and tending to animals, etc.

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

The Current Livestock Scenario in IndiaAccording to NSS 66th Round Survey (July 2009 ? June 2010), total number of workers in farming of animals is 20.5 million as per usual status (principal status plus subsidiaries status irrespective their principal activity status). Farmers of marginal, small and semi-medium operational holdings (area less than 4 ha) own about 87.7% of the livestock.Hence development of livestock sector would be more inclusive. India is endowed with the largest livestock population in the world. It accounts for about 57.3 per cent of the world?s buffalo population and 14.7 per cent of the cattle population. There are about 71.6 million sheep, 140.5 million goats and about 11.1 million pigs in the country. India has vast resource of livestock and poultry, which play a vital role in improving the socio-economic conditions of rural masses.The overall growth recorded by experts in this sector enhances the number of employment opportunities for aspirants across the country.


Livestock Farms


Animal husbandry and breeding farms

Job openings are in Jamnagar, Katchch, Rajkot in Gujarat; Adilabad, Anantpur, Chittoor, Karimnagar, Nalgonda in Andhra Pradesh; Ratnagiri, Raigarh, Thane in Maharashtra; Badwani, Mandla, Shivpuri, Bhopal and Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh.