On the Job
Animal Breeders select and breed animals according to their genetic traits and characteristics. They may keep records.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Mark agricultural or forestry products for identification.
- Clean equipment or facilities.
- Prepare materials or solutions for animal or plant use.
- Maintain operational records.
- Record agricultural or forestry inventory data.
- Build agricultural structures.
- Package agricultural products for shipment or further processing.
- Remove skin or other body parts from animals.
- Monitor animal behavior or condition.
- Examine animals to detect illness, injury or other problems.
Typical Working Conditions
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
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