U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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45-2021 Animal Breeders
Select and breed animals according to their genealogy, characteristics, and offspring. May require knowledge of artificial insemination techniques and equipment use. May involve keeping records on heats, birth intervals, or pedigree. Excludes "Nonfarm Animal Caretakers" (39-2021) who may occasionally breed animals as part of their other caretaking duties. Excludes "Animal Scientists" (19-1011) whose primary function is research.
Illustrative examples: Horse Breeder,
Dairy Husbandry Worker
Broad Occupation: 45-2020 Animal Breeders
Minor Group: 45-2000 Agricultural Workers
Major Group: 45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010