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NOC 8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers

Example Titles
aerial crop dusting service contractor
agriculture foreman/woman
animal farm foreman/woman
animal husbandry foreman/woman
apple orchard foreman/woman
artificial insemination service contractor
artificial inseminator
beef cattle herdsperson
caponizing service contractor
cattle feedlot foreman/woman
cattle herdsperson
cattle ranch foreman/woman
contractor – agricultural service
corral boss
crop dusting contractor
crop dusting service contractor
crop harvesting contractor
crop harvesting service contractor
custom combine contractor
custom combine operator
custom harvester
dairy farm foreman/woman
dairy farm workers foreman/woman
dairy herdsperson
dehorning service contractor
dressage and stunt horse trainer
egg grading station manager
farm boss
farm business foreman/woman
farm foreman/woman
farm irrigating system contractor
farm machinery custom operator
farm operation foreman/woman
farm operation supervisor
farm produce grading service contractor
farm produce packing service contractor
farm supervisor
farm workers supervisor
feedlot foreman/woman
feedlot herd attendant
fertilization service contractor – agriculture
field crop and vegetable workers foreman/woman
field crop foreman/woman
field-grown crop foreman/woman
field-grown crop workers foreman/woman
fruit farm foreman/woman
fruit farm workers foreman/woman
grain crop foreman/woman
grain custom harvester
hatchery foreman/woman
hatchery workers foreman/woman
herd attendant
herd superintendent
herdsman/woman
herdsperson
hog farm foreman/woman
hog farm supervisor
hog farm workers supervisor
hog operation supervisor
hop farm foreman/woman
horse stable foreman/woman
horse trainer
irrigation supervisor – agriculture
livery stable foreman/woman
livestock attendant
livestock breeding service contractor
livestock exchange contractor
livestock farm workers foreman/woman
livestock foreman/woman
livestock raising foreman/woman
maple products foreman/woman – agriculture
milking services contractor
mink farm supervisor
mink ranch supervisor
orchard foreman/woman
pasture-managing supervisor
planting and cultivation contractor
pork production technician
pork production technician apprentice
poultry farm foreman/woman
poultry farm workers foreman/woman
poultry operation supervisor
poultry-hatching services contractor
racehorse trainer
ranch foreman/woman
seed cleaning service contractor
seeding contractor
sheep handler
sheep herdsperson
sheep shearing contractor
shepherd
soil preparation contractor
soil-testing service contractor
stable boss
stockyard and herdsmen foreman/woman
sugarbush operation foreman/woman
swine herdsperson
tobacco farm foreman/woman
tobacco farming workers foreman/woman
turkey farm foreman/woman
turkey farming workers foreman/woman
vegetable farm foreman/woman
vegetable farm workers foreman/woman
vineyard foreman/woman
vineyard workers foreman/woman
weed control service contractor – agriculture
wool shearing contractor

Lead statement
Agricultural service contractors, who own and operate their own businesses, provide agricultural services such as livestock and poultry breeding, soil preparation, crop planting, crop spraying, cultivating or harvesting. Farm supervisors supervise the work of general farm workers and harvesting labourers. Specialized livestock workers carry out feeding, health and breeding programs on dairy, beef, sheep, poultry, swine and other livestock farms.

Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Agricultural service contractors

Provide agricultural livestock services such as artificial insemination, spraying or shearing of livestock or disinfecting pens, barns or poultry houses
Provide agricultural crop services such as plowing, irrigating, cultivating, spraying or harvesting
Assist in the development and implementation of farm safety and bio-security procedures
Hire and train workers
Negotiate the terms of services to be provided
Maintain financial and operational records
May participate in the provision of services or in the operation of machinery and equipment.

Farm supervisors

Co-ordinate, assign and supervise the work of general farm workers and harvesting labourers
Supervise and oversee breeding and other livestock-related programs
Supervise, monitor and enforce procedures to maintain animal and crop health and welfare
Supervise and oversee growing and other crop-related operations
Supervise maintenance of infrastructure, equipment, and supplies
Develop work schedules and establish procedures
Ensure farm safety, food safety and security and bio-security procedures are followed
Maintain quality control and production records
May perform general farm duties.
Farm supervisors may specialize in areas such as dairy, poultry, swine, beef, sheep, equine, fruit, vegetable, mixed or other specialty farming.

Specialized livestock workers

Formulate feeding programs
Implement pasture or pen breeding programs
Follow safety and bio-security procedures
Recognize and treat certain livestock health problems
Maintain livestock performance records
Select livestock for sale
Train horses
Perform general farm duties
May supervise general farm workers.

Source: Canada website