This is skilled farming work of a specialized character in the
operation of a large institutional cattle or swine activity.
An employee in this class is responsible for the breeding,
feeding, and general care of herds of dairy or beef cattle or
hogs on an institutional farm. Work involves responsibility for
the development of practices that will improve the management
and care of the cattle or hog herd. Supervision is exercised
over a small number of employees engaged in livestock work.
General policies are outlined by a superior, but work methods
and procedures are conducted independently. Work is supervised
through conferences, inspections, and review of operating
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises and carries out a breeding program; assists animals
Supervises workers engaged in the feeding and movement of
livestock to grazing pastures.
Supervises and assists with the milking of dairy cattle by
operation of milking machines.
Develops improved practices in the care and management of cattle
and swine herds.
Performs simple veterinary care and assists veterinarian as
Maintains records of feeding, health, and weight of animals.
Maintains and repairs buildings and equipment and supervises the
cleaning of housing facilities.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Completion of the eighth school grade and considerable
experience; or any equivalent combination of training and
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of modern cattle and hog herd practices
including the maintenance of equipment and of the feeding,
breeding, and general care necessary to produce healthy hogs and
Considerable knowledge of common cattle and hog diseases, their
symptoms, and remedies.
Ability to plan and manage a large cattle and swine operation.
Ability to supervise the work of livestock workers.
Ability to develop practices that will improve the care and
management of cattle and swine herds.
Ability to work long hours outdoors at hard manual labor under
varied climatic conditions.