Livestock technician - Salary and Career
Livestock technicians

Livestock technician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They work in the most diverse areas of animal husbandry and management, promoting measures of prophylaxis, health, feeding and reproduction. They manage rural businesses and promote the marketing of products and animals. They study and apply biological and zootechnical principles to experiment, test, develop and improve methods of producing animal life, including useful insects.

How much does an Livestock technician earn

A Livestock technician earns between $1.367 and $8.516 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.278 and a median salary of $2.500 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 309 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Livestock technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.278 39.338 820 15
1º Quartile 1.367 16.405 342 6
Median Salary 2.500 30.000 625 12
3º Quartile 6.495 77.940 1.624 31
Higher Salary 8.516 102.197 2.129 40

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • animal health science technicians
        • livestock technicians

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Main workplaces

Livestock technicians they work in livestock, fisheries, aquaculture, research and development laboratories and in food manufacturing industries. They are salaried professionals, with a formal contract, they are organized in a work team, under the supervision of professionals with higher education. They operate indoors or outdoors, during daytime hours. In some of the activities carried out, they are exposed to high and low temperatures and toxic materials.

What does it take to work in the field of Livestock technicians

The exercise of this occupation requires a technical course in livestock or zootechnics (medium level). The full performance of activities occurs after one year of experience.

Functions and activities of Livestock technician

Livestock technicians must:

  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • conduct reproductive management;
  • process products of animal origin;
  • cultivate forages and grains;
  • prepare feed;
  • promote zootechnical management;
  • process animal products;
  • manage rural properties;
  • perform zootechnical and sanitary control;
  • grow forages and grains;
  • prepare food;
  • cultivate forage and grain;
  • perform laboratory analysis;
  • grow forage and grain;
  • processing animal products;
  • participate in research projects;

  • Activities

    • drop birds;
    • scaling squad;
    • ensure the conservation of the environment;
    • collect semen;
    • diagnose pregnancy;
    • observe the health status of the animals;
    • detect pests and diseases;
    • recruit labor;
    • revert sex (fish);
    • adjust production to demand;
    • smoking meat and fish;
    • use personal protective equipment;
    • interpret results;
    • choose feed ingredients;
    • disinfect facilities;
    • wean animals;
    • grow plankton (phyto and zoo);
    • give medication;
    • manufacturing sausages;
    • develop operations schedule;
    • monitor embryonic development (ovoscopy, ultrasound, etc.);
    • place larvae in brackish water (shrimp);
    • operate equipment;
    • feed animals (concentrate and roughage);
    • prescribe packaging;
    • provoke spawning;
    • work in the community;
    • create control sheets;
    • work as a team;
    • store forage and grain (silage and hay);
    • dehorn animals;
    • manufacturing dairy products;
    • describe topography;
    • adopt safety and biosecurity measures;
    • collect materials for analysis;
    • train animals;
    • prepare reagents;
    • adapt facilities to the project;
    • estimate execution feasibility;
    • care for newborns;
    • adapt the environment to the species and vice versa;
    • choose varieties, seedlings and seeds;
    • provide equipment maintenance;
    • disclose products;
    • participate in meetings and congresses;
    • cure wounds;
    • collect fish larvae;
    • rotate crops;
    • distribute tasks;
    • write reports;
    • evaluate project results;
    • read samples;
    • separate animals into categories and breeds;
    • check quality of ingredients;
    • prepare samples;
    • weigh animals;
    • monitor deliveries;
    • fill in control sheets (type and or write);
    • collect data;
    • provide weed control;
    • prepare feed;
    • train labor;
    • store semen;
    • determine needs of each animal;
    • measure animals (biometrics);
    • assist in surgeries;
    • rotate pastures;
    • advise assistants and interns;
    • peak birds;
    • deliver classes and courses;
    • inspect raw material;
    • gather work equipment;
    • update yourself;
    • provide technical assistance;
    • collect spawn;
    • incubate eggs;
    • design rural facilities;
    • demarcate land;
    • plan breeding season;
    • develop projects;
    • demarcate contour lines;
    • organize pharmacy and warehouse;
    • evaluate diseases and infestations of animals and pastures;
    • identify animals (iron, tattoo, earring, chip, etc.);
    • remove shrimp eye stalk;
    • control parasites (worms, ticks, worms, etc.);
    • inspect project execution;
    • vaccinate animals;
    • casquear animals;
    • sexing animals;
    • trade agricultural products;
    • tanning hides and fur;
    • select animals for breeding;
    • quantify productivity;
    • remediate soil;
    • provide conservation and storage;
    • sort products;
    • supervise execution of services;
    • fertilize soil;
    • separate animals for slaughter;
    • prepare semen;
    • assist in embryo transfer;
    • plant seedlings and seeds;
    • shear animals;
    • set budget;
    • operate computer;
    • disclose results;
    • get vaccinated;
    • castrate animals;
    • cut teeth and tails;
    • inseminate animals;
    • control finances;
    • formulate rations;

    Sectors that hire Livestock technician the most in the job market

    • breeding cattle for beef
    • manufacture of animal feed
    • slaughter of birds
    • breeding chickens for broilers
    • animal artificial insemination service
    • breeding cattle for milk
    • other teaching activities
    • soybean growing
    • agricultural raw materials wholesale
    • combined office and administrative support services

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