Who are they and what do they do? A livestock farmer is one who rears cattle, pigs or other kinds of farm animals.
What are the activities of the job? Prepares and measures the feed for cattle, pigs or other kinds of farm animals, feeds the animals and cleans the stalls and stables, monitors the health of the animals, takes care of them, or calls a vet if necessary.
Where is it done and under what conditions? In stalls, stables and other sheds for farm animals, such as cattle sheds, pig pens, or in animal runs, etc. Various kinds of dirt, unpleasant smells, varying weather conditions, contact with animal hair (which may cause allergies), and the necessity to get up very early in the morning, must be expected.
What tools/equipment do they use? Basic farming tools and equipment such as shovels, hoses, tractors, carts, forklift trucks, feed hoppers, or similar agricultural equipment, as well as more sophisticated automatic machinery to maintain the environment of breeding houses and pens. Breeding may require the use of special equipment for artificial insemination of animals.
What do you need to succeed? You need to complete an apprenticeship and also have quick reactions. A positive attitude to animals is also needed, and some physical agility and strength.