Standard Occupational Classification

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45-2021 Animal Breeders

Breed animals, including cattle, goats, horses, sheep, swine, poultry, dogs, cats, or pet birds. Select and breed animals according to their genealogy, characteristics, and offspring. May require a knowledge of artificial insemination techniques and equipment use. May involve keeping records on heats, birth intervals, or pedigree. Exclude "Nonfarm Animal Caretakers" (39-2021) who may occasionally breed animals as part of their other caretaking duties. Exclude "Animal Scientists" (19-1011) whose primary function is research.

Animal Breeders (broad occupation)

Agricultural Workers (minor group)

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (major group)

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Last Modified Date: October 26, 2009

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