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Animal Breeder Job Description

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Animal Breeder Job Description

Animal Breeders uses knowledge of genetics and conformation to make a selection of breeding stock that will produce superior offspring.

We are hiring for an Animal Breeder who will be responsible for selecting and breeding animals according to genealogy, characteristics, and offspring. The main responsibilities of the Animal Breeder include facilitating breedings, assisting with births, and administering medications and supplements.

To succeed as an Animal Breeder, you must have knowledge of the animal breeding process, a passion for animal breeding, and knowledge of the potential risks of animal breeding. Suitable Animal Breeders should be effective communicators, have good organisational skills and be physically fit.

Animal Breeder Responsibilities

  • Training as an animal breeder.
  • Knowledge of genetics.
  • A calm demeanor.
  • Compassion for animals.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Veterinary Sciences.

Animal Breeder Requirements

  • Adjust controls to maintain building temperatures required for animals’ health and safety.
  • Attach rubber collecting sheaths to genitals of tethered bulls and stimulating animal’s organ to induce ejaculation.
  • Incubate eggs until hatching.
  • Inject animal semen into female animals for breeding purposes.
  • Examine animals to find illnesses or injuries.
  • Maintain logs of semen.
  • Feed animals.
  • Perform procedures on animals.
  • Training as an animal breeder.
  • Knowledge of genetics.
  • A calm demeanor.
  • Compassion for animals.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Veterinary Sciences.

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Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

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The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

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Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

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Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

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