Swine Herdspersons carry out feeding, health, and breeding programs on hog farms, and may also supervise general farm workers. They are responsible for maintaining livestock performance records and performing all hog-producing work, including selection, breeding, feeding, and medicating the animals.
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Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers average $16.00 per hour, excluding overtime.
Agriculture - Swine Herdsperson (640S)
|Do you have good hand-eye coordination?|
|Are you able to work indoors and outdoors? Are you comfortable working at all heights?|
|Do you enjoy working with animals?|
|Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?|
|Are you able to lift more than 50lbs? Are you able to stand or sit for long periods of time?|
|Are you detail-oriented and good with colours? Do you have the ability to work closely with others?|
|Are you self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision? Can you work independently?|
If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as an Agriculture - Swine Herdsperson (640S) may be for you!
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