Sheep and goat farming technician - Salary and Career
Agricultural Technicians

Sheep and goat farming technician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They provide technical assistance and consultancy, directly advising producers on agricultural production, marketing and biosecurity procedures. They carry out agricultural projects in their various stages. They plan agricultural activities, verifying economic viability, soil and climate conditions and infrastructure. They promote organization, extension and rural training. They supervise agricultural production. They develop technologies adapted to agricultural production. They can spread organic production.

How much does an Sheep and goat farming technician earn

A Sheep and goat farming technician earns between $1.214 and $6.744 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.670 and a median salary of $2.100 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 3.692 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Sheep and goat farming technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.670 32.041 668 13
1º Quartile 1.214 14.573 304 6
Median Salary 2.100 25.194 525 10
3º Quartile 5.143 61.720 1.286 24
Higher Salary 6.744 80.929 1.686 32

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • agricultural production technicians
        • agricultural technicians

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Main workplaces

Agricultural Technicians they work in public and private companies, in rural extension and agricultural research activities and in inspection or public bodies. They work as salaried employees, with a formal contract, or as self-employed, providing technical consultancy. They are supervised occasionally and activities take place in the open during daytime hours. They may work under strong pressure and, in some of the activities, may be subject to exposure to toxic material.

What does it take to work in the field of Agricultural Technicians

The exercise of the profession of Agricultural Technicians requires an agricultural or livestock technical course (medium level). Full performance as a head coach occurs with less than one year of experience in the area. The updating of technicians is permanent, through short courses.

Functions and activities of Sheep and goat farming technician

Agricultural Technicians must:

  • planning agricultural activities;
  • promote organization, extension and rural capacity building;
  • executing agricultural projects;
  • disseminate organic production;
  • manage rural businesses;
  • manage rural enterprises;
  • provide technical assistance and consultancy;
  • plan agricultural activities;
  • execute agricultural projects;
  • recommend biosafety procedures;
  • promote rural organization, extension and capacity building;
  • promote rural organization, extension and training;
  • develop technologies;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • communicate;
  • manage rural companies;
  • recommend biosecurity procedures;
  • perform agricultural projects;
  • promote organization, extension and rural training;
  • spread organic production;
  • inspect agricultural production;
  • disseminar organic production;

  • Activities

    • guide constructions and agricultural installations;
    • recommend on triple washing technique for pesticide packaging;
    • advise on the treatment of water to be used in agricultural production;
    • prescribe agricultural prescriptions;
    • supervise agricultural activities;
    • guide in the definition and handling of equipment, machines and implements;
    • select seeds for organic production;
    • guide pruning, thinning, thinning and thinning;
    • advise on planting season, cultural practices and harvest;
    • perform crossbreeding of cultivars;
    • guide in the choice of place for agricultural activity;
    • advise on the standard of seed and seedling production;
    • locate contour lines, irrigation channels, water intakes and others;
    • issue documents related to production (seeds and seedlings) and health protection (animal and vegetable);
    • show moderation;
    • guide on irrigation and drainage forms and management;
    • collect samples for analysis (blood, soil, feed, plants, fodder, cereals and others);
    • elaborate plan of rural buildings;
    • guide on animal and plant reproduction techniques;
    • prove punctuality;
    • prepare reports, reports, opinions, expertise and evaluations;
    • define production technologies;
    • monitor construction of contour line;
    • interact socially;
    • manage animal reproduction (insemination, synchronization, crosses);
    • check soil and climate conditions (soil, climate, water);
    • check property infrastructure (machines, equipment, facilities and others);
    • demonstrate organizational skills;
    • inspect sale and application of pesticides;
    • collect pest and disease data;
    • guide on the standard of seed and seedling production;
    • developing agricultural projects;
    • presenting research results at meetings and congresses in the agricultural and environmental areas of communication;
    • guide on feed formulations;
    • deliver training and courses;
    • guide management of animal development (breeding, rearing and finishing);
    • guide pre-slaughter (displacement, fasting, time, number of animals and others);
    • guide the formation of associations and groups of producers;
    • collect experimental data;
    • adapt production technologies;
    • disseminate natural products for pest and disease control;
    • prepare dissemination material on technical issues;
    • check availability of labor for activity;
    • research market supplier of inputs, materials, machinery and equipment;
    • demonstrate self-confidence;
    • guide sample collection for analysis and examination;
    • guide feeding and handling of animals;
    • guide in the legalization of agricultural enterprises (agribusiness, aquaculture and others);
    • demonstrate perception;
    • spread mulch technique;
    • spread the production of organic compounds;
    • demonstrate adaptability;
    • disseminate natural products in fertilization and soil correction;
    • to gather data on the area to be worked (topography, extension and others);
    • adopt production system according to market needs;
    • distribute tasks;
    • delegate functions;
    • hire labor;
    • inspect compliance with technical norms and standards;
    • prepare infrastructure for training;
    • define training location;
    • guide in the processing of agricultural products;
    • advise on environmental preservation;
    • represent agricultural products commercially;
    • research consumer market;
    • inspect production of seedlings and seeds;
    • advise on minor surgical interventions (castration, dehorning, tail docking and other );
    • provide financial data about property for accounting;
    • guide waste management;
    • stimulate the participation of producers in associations and groups;
    • disclose agricultural products;
    • inspect documentation of agricultural products in transit;
    • guide in the control of disease-transmitting animals;
    • regulate machinery and equipment;
    • promote field days for technology diffusion;
    • execute cost-benefit survey for the producer;
    • guide integrated pest and disease management;
    • buy machinery, equipment, inputs, materials and animals;
    • planning crop rotation;
    • guide on irrigation and drainage ways and management;
    • disseminate crop interleaving technique;
    • recommend on isolation of production area and access of people and animals;
    • enable financial resources and materials for training;
    • make payments;
    • guide in the recovery of degraded areas;
    • demonstrate trustworthiness;
    • recommend buying and selling animals;
    • preparing budgets;
    • guide in the definition and management of equipment, machines and implements;
    • lead;
    • recommend on sanitary vacuum technique;
    • assist dystocic deliveries (difficult deliveries);
    • disseminate green manure technique;
    • install demo unit for producers;
    • regulating machinery and equipment;
    • demonstrate cultivation techniques and animal handling for producers;
    • develop equipment for producers;
    • recommend cleaning and disinfection of machines, equipment and facilities;
    • promote meetings with employees and suppliers;
    • inspect health of agricultural products;
    • demonstrate commitment;
    • developing a blueprint of rural buildings;
    • advise the fate of dead animals;
    • adapt facilities according to the needs of the region and producer;
    • demonstrate visual ability;
    • systemize socioeconomic information of the community;
    • guide formation of associations and groups of producers;
    • recommend on the destination of packages of pesticides and veterinary medicines;
    • collect meteorological data;
    • demonstrate oral skills;
    • adapt equipment according to the needs of the region and producer;
    • perform minor surgical interventions;
    • advise on the use of agricultural inputs;
    • inspect the health of agricultural products;
    • participate in events related to agriculture;
    • perform mechanical and manual weeding;
    • formulate animal feed;
    • advise producers in the purchase and sale of agricultural inputs, materials and products ;
    • guide in the choice of species and cultivars;
    • manage property employees;
    • write correctly;
    • guide the choice and management of pasture and forage;
    • disclose courses and events with producers;
    • ensure working conditions;
    • check availability and quality of water to be used in agricultural production;
    • interact with the community;
    • send samples of agricultural products for laboratory analysis;
    • classify vegetable products;
    • guide sample collection for analysis and examinations;
    • perform animal necropsies;
    • inspect vaccination of animals;
    • interpret soil analysis and laboratory results;
    • check the producer's technological capacity;
    • demonstrate use of equipment (ppe, implements and others);
    • guide on planting techniques;
    • create alternative techniques for planting, application of pesticides and others;
    • commercialize agricultural production, inputs, seeds and others;
    • check economic feasibility;
    • demonstrate gestural quality;
    • demonstrate self-criticism;
    • guide on soil preparation, correction and conservation;
    • define cultivars, races and species;
    • demonstrate oral comprehension skills;
    • recommend on plant and animal quarantine technique;
    • recommend on the destination of packages of pesticides and veterinary drugs;
    • recommend on the rational use of pesticides and veterinary drugs;
    • conduct research experiments;
    • demonstrate attendance;
    • guide on the use of personal protective equipment (ppe);
    • organize meetings with producers;

    Sectors that hire Sheep and goat farming technician the most in the job market

    • agronomy and consultancy services for agricultural and livestock activities
    • breeding cattle for beef
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • dairy manufacturing
    • wholesale of agricultural pesticides, fertilizers, fertilizers and soil correctives
    • other teaching activities
    • soybean growing
    • swine farming
    • manufacture of animal feed
    • combined office and administrative support services

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