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Farm Supervisors and Specialized Livestock Workers

Other titles : • Pork production technician • Herdsperson • Farm boss

Details

Description :

Farm supervisors supervise the work of general farm workers and harvesting labourers and perform general farm duties. Specialized livestock workers carry out feeding, health and breeding programs on dairy, beef, sheep, poultry and hog farms and may also supervise general farm workers and harvesting labourers.

Main duties :

Farm supervisors perform some or all of the following duties :

  •   co-ordinate and supervise the work of general farm workers and harvesting labourers
  •   supervise breeding programs and harvest operations
  •   develop work schedules and establish procedures
  •   maintain quality control and production records
  •   perform general farm duties.

 

Specialized livestock workers perform some or all of the following duties :

  •   formulate a feeding program
  •   maintain livestock performance records
  •   carry out a pasture or pen breeding program
  •   recognize and treat certain livestock health problems
  •   train horses
  •   perform general farm duties
  •   may supervise general farm workers and harvesting labourers.

 

Farm supervisors may specialize in dairy, poultry, swine, beef, sheep, fruit, vegetable, mixed, specialty and equine farms.

 

Specialized livestock workers usually specialize in one type of farm animal, such as beef cattle, dairy cattle or swine.

  • Montérégie

Training

DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES (DVS)

 

BEEF PRODUCTION

Program length: just over 1 year

Program Objectives

To enable the students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for raising cattle (meat), to commercialise products, to perform land preparation, to sow a field, to field and produce appropriate plantations in order to feed the herd.

Where this program is available

 

DAIRY PRODUCTION

Program length: just over 1 year

Program Objectives

To enable the students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for raising cattle which produce milk, commercialize products, to perform land preparation, to sow a field, to field and produce appropriate plantations in order to feed the herd.

Where this program is available

 

HOG PRODUCTION

Program length: just over 1 year

Program Objectives

To prepare the students to perform hog production tasks and activities correctly and at a level of performance acceptable for entering the job market.

To prepare students to perform satisfactorily on the job by fostering:
- the development of the skills required to organize and plan their work;
- the development of the basic skills required to carry out trade-related tasks such as arc and gas welding;
- the application of basic concepts related to animal and plant physiology and anatomy, nutrition, genetics, fertilizers and conditioners;
- the acquisition of the knowledge required to use computer systems;
- the development of the ability to communicate in the workplace;
- the acquisition of the basic knowledge required to identify crop pests and use pesticides;
- a constant concern for the environment, health and safety;
- observation and precision in carrying out tasks.

To ensure that students are prepared to enter the work force.
- To help students integrate into the job market by fostering:
- knowledge of their rights and responsibilities as workers;
- knowledge of the job market in general and pork production in particular.

To foster personal development and the acquisition of occupational knowledge.
- To foster independence and a sense of responsibility.
- To help students develop a concern for excellence.
- To help students acquire good work habits.

To ensure job mobility.
- To help students develop a positive attitude toward technological change.
- To foster the ability to learn and to obtain information.

Where this program is available

 

DIPLOMA OF COLLEGE STUDIES (DCS)

 

GESTION ET EXPLOITATION D'ENTREPRISE AGRICOLE

(Training program available in French only)

 

TECHNIQUES ÉQUINES

(Training program available in French only)

 

TECHNOLOGIE DE LA PRODUCTION HORTICOLE ET DE L'ENRVIRONNEMENT

(Training program available in French only)

 

TECHNOLOGIE DES PRODUCTIONS ANIMALES

(Training program available in French only)