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Subsistence livestock farmers

Subsistence livestock farmers breed, raise and tend livestock in order to provide food, shelter and a minimum of cash income for themselves and their households.

Job Definition

(a) cultivating pastures, or managing grazing lands, and monitoring feed and water supplies needed to maintain condition of livestock
(b) monitoring and examining animals to detect illness, injury, or disease, and to check physical condition
(c) grooming and marking animals and shearing coats to collect hair or wool
(d) herding or leading livestock to pastures, grazing land and water supplies
(e) raising, tending, feeding and milking animals or draining blood from them
(f) breeding animals and helping with animal births
(g) slaughtering and skinning animals and preparing them and their products for consumption or sale
(h) carrying out some processing of animal products
(i) building and maintaining houses and other shelters
(j) making tools, clothes and utensils for use by the household
(k) fetching water and gathering firewood
(l) buying, bartering and selling animals and some products

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