Skills General Farm Worker - Livestock in the Outaouais Region

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "general farm worker - livestock" was moved from the group General farm workers (NOC 8431) to the group Livestock labourers (NOC 85100).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a general farm worker - livestock in Canada. These skills are applicable to all General farm workers (NOC 85100).

Tasks

  • Boar semen collection
  • Brush collecting
  • Budding trees
  • Calving
  • Cattle exhibition
  • Cattle training
  • Christmas tree shearing
  • Cleaning crop
  • Clipping
  • Deleafing
  • Farm animal grooming
  • Feed inventory
  • Fruit trees training
  • Grading
  • Greenhouse cleaning
  • Hand harvesting vegetables
  • Handling animals
  • Harvesting seedlings
  • Hoeing crops
  • Livestock branding
  • Lowering
  • Maintain and manage growth of vines, vine canopy and grapes
  • Milking goats
  • Mixing fertilizer
  • Monitoring animal health
  • Permaculture
  • Plant, cultivate and irrigate crops
  • Processing pig litters
  • Reining
  • Seed cutting
  • Shearing with knife
  • Shoot positioning
  • Show horse preparation
  • Soil fertility programs
  • Stone and/or wood picking
  • Suckering
  • Tying
  • Vegetable culling
  • Vertical farming system
  • Weaning
  • Weeding
  • Fertilize and spray crops
  • Harvest crops
  • Feed and tend animals
  • Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment
  • Milk cows
  • Clean stables, barns, barnyards and pens
  • Apiary work
  • Detect disease and health problems in crops, livestock and poultry
  • Examine produce for quality and prepare for market
  • Write daily basic progress reports
  • Set and monitor water lines, air flow and temperature in barns, pens and chicken coops

Skills and knowledge

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

    Skills

  • Analysis Help -
    • Projecting Outcomes
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Planning
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Inspecting and Testing
  • Service and Care Help -
    • Counselling and Nurturing
    • Treating People/Animals
    • Protecting and Enforcing
    • Serving Others
    • Cooking, Preparing, Serving
    • Tending to Daily Needs
    • Cleaning and House/Shop Keeping
  • Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles Help -
    • Mechanical Installing, Maintaining and Repairing
    • Operating Mobile Equipment
    • Operating Stationary Industrial Equipment
  • Communication Help -
    • Negotiating and Adjudicating
    • Liaising and Networking
    • Teaching and Training
    • Professional Communicating
    • Advising and Consulting
    • Promoting and Selling
    • Interviewing
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Managing Information
    • Processing Information
  • Handling Goods and Materials Help -
    • Sorting
    • Loading and Unloading
  • Building Help -
    • Constructing
    • Installing Building Interior Infrastructure
    • Finishing Building Interior/Exterior
    • Restoring and Repairing

    Knowledge

  • Mathematics and Science Help -
    • Mathematics
    • Statistics
    • Physics
    • Earth Sciences (Geosciences)
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
  • Manufacturing and Production Help -
    • Processing and Production
    • Food Production and Agriculture
  • Law and Public Safety Help -
    • Law, Government, and Jurisprudence
    • Public Safety and Security
  • Business, Finance and Management Help -
    • Business Management
    • Business Administration
    • Finance
    • Economics
    • Accounting
    • Personnel and Human Resources
    • Clerical
    • Sales
    • Marketing
    • Client Service
  • Engineering and Technology Help -
    • Engineering and Applied Technologies
    • Computer and Information Systems
    • Electricity (Electrical and Electronics)
    • Design
    • Building and Construction
    • Mechanics and Machinery
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