Skills Fertilization Service Contractor - Agriculture near Edmundston (NB)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a fertilization service contractor - agriculture in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC 8252).


People working in this occupation usually apply the following skill set.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of farm safety and bio-security procedures
  • Maintain financial and production records
  • Provide agricultural crop services such as plowing, irrigating, cultivating, spraying or harvesting
  • Provide agricultural livestock services such as artificial insemination, spraying or shearing of livestock or disinfecting pens, barns or poultry houses
  • Negotiate with clients for provision of services
  • Develop work schedules and establish procedures
  • Maintain quality control and production records
  • Ensure farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed
  • Supervise and oversee breeding and other livestock-related programs
  • Supervise and oversee growing and other crop-related operations
  • Co-ordinate and supervise the work of general farm workers and harvesting labourers
  • Formulate feeding program
  • Carry out a pasture or pen breeding programs
  • Recognize and treat certain livestock health problems
  • Maintain livestock performance records
  • Select livestock for sale
  • Train horses
  • Processing pig litters
  • Reining
  • Tying
  • Seed cutting
  • Shearing with knife
  • Shoot positioning
  • Show horse preparation
  • Soil fertility programs
  • Soybean farming
  • Stone and/or wood picking
  • Suckering
  • Apiary management
  • Apiary work
  • Automated honey extractor
  • Boar semen collection
  • Brush collecting
  • Budding trees
  • Calving
  • Cattle exhibition
  • Cattle training
  • Vegetable culling
  • Vertical farming system
  • Wax stamping beehives
  • Weaning
  • Weeding
  • Clipping
  • Deleafing
  • Detection and treatment of bee diseases
  • Farm animal grooming
  • Feed inventory
  • Fruit trees training
  • Greenhouse cleaning
  • Handling animals
  • Harvesting honey
  • Harvesting seedlings
  • Hoeing crops
  • Honey bees
  • Honey farm
  • Knowledge of bee biology
  • Livestock branding
  • Lowering
  • Maintain and manage growth of vines, vine canopy and grapes
  • Milking goats
  • Mixing fertilizer
  • Monitoring animal health
  • Permaculture

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

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