U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals
Attend to live farm, ranch, or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, finfish, shellfish, and bees. Attend to animals produced for animal products, such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, and honey. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching, and loading animals. May maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. May clean and maintain animal housing areas. Includes workers who shear wool from sheep, and collect eggs in hatcheries.
Illustrative examples: Cattle Brander,
Shrimp Pond Laborer,
Broad Occupation: 45-2090 Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers
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