• Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animal Farmworkers
  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 25,120
    $17,560 range bar $36,940
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Slow Growing
  • Farm, ranch, and aquacultural animal farmworkers take care of living farm, ranch, or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, finfish, shellfish, and bees. They may feed, water, herd, graze, castrate, brand, de-beak, weigh, catch, and load animals.

What do they typically do

  • Mix feed, additives, and medicines in prescribed portions
  • Feed and water livestock, and monitor food and water supplies
  • Clean stalls, pens, and equipment using disinfectant solutions, brushes, shovels, water hoses, or pumps
  • Provide medical treatment such as administering medications and vaccinations, or arrange for veterinarians to provide more extensive treatment
  • Move equipment, poultry, or livestock from one location to another, manually or using trucks or carts
  • Check animals to detect illness, injury, or disease and to check physical characteristics such as rate of weight gain
  • Inspect, maintain, and repair equipment, machinery, buildings, pens, yards, and fences
  • Drive trucks, tractors, and other equipment to distribute feed to animals

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth -0.4%
Job Opening 1,931

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