Animal Breeders:

Select and breed animals according to their genealogy, characteristics, and offspring. May require knowledge of artificial insemination techniques and equipment use. May involve keeping records on heats, birth intervals, or pedigree.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 143
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Resource Allocation
Information Gathering
Oral Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Care for plants or animals
Treat animal injuries or illnesses
Provide animal health care
Build pens, yards, cages, and other enclosures
Build agricultural structures
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Train wild, domestic, or farm animals
Groom animals for beautification or health
Handle wild, domestic, or farm animals
Provide food and water to wild, domestic, or farm animals
Slaughter animals, fish, or poultry
Apply herbicides, fertilizers, or pesticides
Repair pens, yards, or cages
Repair wooden frameworks or structures
Capture animals or insects for control, identification, relocation, sale, or research
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities in agricultural, farming, or forestry settings

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Breed animals to propagate stock or to develop new type
Inseminate animals using Artificial Insemination (AI)
Perform animal euthanasia
Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Control animal and plant diseases through sanitation, cleanliness, and management procedures
Determine desired breeding methods and timetable
Identify animal disease or parasites
Solve animal breeding problems

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Identify characteristics of insects, pests, and diseases
Classify plants, animals, or other natural phenomena
Brand animals for identification
Identify animal or insect species
Identify characteristics of livestock, domestic animals, and other animals
Mark agricultural or forestry products for identification
Select animals to be bred

Handling and Moving Objects

Remove skin or other body parts from animals
Tan animal pelts
Dress animal pelts
Package agricultural products for shipment or further processing
Package goods for shipment or storage
Prepare materials or solutions for animal or plant use
Maintain proper level, amount, and quality of animal feed

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