First-Line Supervisors of Animal Husbandry & Animal Care Workers

Code: 45-1011.08

Description : Directly supervise and coordinate activities of animal husbandry or animal care workers.

JobTitles : Farm Manager, Sow Farm Manager, Animal Care Supervisor, Cattle Manager, Animal Caretaker Supervisor, Dairy Farm Operations Manager, Dairy Manager, Farm Supervisor, Feed Manager, Herdsman

  • Observe animals for signs of illness, injury, or unusual behavior, notifying veterinarians or managers as warranted.
  • Monitor animal care, maintenance, breeding, or packing and transfer activities to ensure work is done correctly.
  • Train workers in animal care procedures, maintenance duties, and safety precautions.
  • Treat animal illnesses or injuries, following experience or instructions of veterinarians.
  • Assign tasks such as feeding and treatment of animals, and cleaning and maintenance of animal quarters.
  • Perform the same animal care duties as subordinates.
  • Prepare reports concerning facility activities, employees' time records, and animal treatment.
  • Confer with managers to determine production requirements, conditions of equipment and supplies, and work schedules.
  • Study feed, weight, health, genetic, or milk production records to determine feed formulas and rations and breeding schedules.
  • Direct and assist workers in maintenance and repair of facilities.