Students Persuade Career Profile Livestock Farmer Food badges: Production Holland Code: Persuade I believe in growing and producing as much food as possible in order to feed a growing population, as well as being environmentally sustainable. Eric, Fifth Generation Farmer & Rancher In A Nutshell I raise animals for food and products that benefit humans. I make sure animals are healthy during many stages of their life cycle; from breeding, to birth, to growing, to eventual selling I train and manage employees so that our livestock are always given a consistent level of care Swipe Potential Salary Range $28,000 - 60,000 Annually Which provinces would this job be in? AB Alberta BC British Columbia MB Manitoba NB New Brunswick NL Newfoundland & Labrador NS Nova Scotia ON Ontario PEI Prince Edward Island QC Quebec SK Saskwatchewan My workplace is whatever it needs to be. It can be trapsing through muddy fields to corral animals, or it can be sitting at a computer going through budgets and data. Workplace Indoor / Outdoor Job Requirements & Duties Monitoring the health and wellbeing of livestock and adjusting feeding to improve nutrition Overseeing general farm activities such as maintaining fences, cleaning stalls, and filling hay and straw storage for the winter Hiring new employees and training them to spot health problems in livestock Organizing the sale, purchase, and transportation of livestock Maintaining financial records of farming activities and planning budgets and expenses accordingly Creating and managing a breeding schedule for livestock Education & Training While no post-secondary education is required, a diploma in agriculture or animal husbandry can help candidates stand out from the competition 100all Job Outlook While there will always be a need for workers in this industry, it may be challenging to break into a leadership position in this role. Related School Subjects Science Practical Applied Arts Career Education What words come to mind when thinking about this career? Animals Livestock Management Farming Important Skills Patience Working with animals can be challenging, but getting frustrated just makes it worse. Being patient and keeping cool during stressful situations is a very important part of the job Critical Thinking I can’t be everywhere at all times, so I need to train my team so I can trust them to be observant and provide the same level of care when I’m not around Decision Making You can’t be scared of making decisions when managing livestock! Every day brings a new set of challenges, and it’s really important to trust yourself to call the shots Kazmierski_Noun Persistence Some days working with animals can drive you crazy. Some days break your heart. But you have to be able to pick yourself up and go to work every single day and be ready for whatever comes at you. Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Working with Animals Helps Others Own Boss Working in a Small Business Similar Careers Feedlot Manager Livestock Groomer & Technician Aquaculture Manager Crop Farmer Helpful Links YouTube - Farming in Manitoba: Livestock Stewardship Statistics Canada - Livestock in Canada Agriculture is a Canadian Success Story Career Glossary Livestock Expenses References Livestock Farmers. (No Date). Livestock Salary in Canada. (2020). Managers in Agriculture. (2018). Disclaimer All career information has been gathered from a variety of sources and compiled to provide a general idea as to what each career could entail. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is committed to doing our best to ensure the information is current and reliable. However, we will not be liable for the accuracy of the information. Please contact us if you notice errors or would like to provide feedback.