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ISCO 08 Code 632        Subsistence livestock farmers

Lead Statement
Subsistence livestock farmers breed, raise and, tend livestock in order to provide food, shelter and a minimum of cash income for themselves and their households.

Task statement

  • Tasks performed usually include cultivating pastures, or managing grazing lands, and monitoring feed and water supplies needed to maintain condition of livestock;
  • monitoring and examining animals to detect illness, injury, or disease, and to check physical condition;
  • grooming and marking animals and shearing coats to collect hair or wool;
  • herding or leading livestock to pastures, grazing land and water supplies;
  • raising, tending, feeding and milking animals or draining blood from them;
  • breeding animals and helping with animal births;
  • slaughtering and skinning animals and preparing them and their products for consumption or sale;
  • carrying out some processing of animal products; building and maintaining houses and other shelters;
  • making tools, clothes and utensils for use by the household;
  • fetching water and gathering firewood; buying, bartering and selling animals and some products.

(NCvB; April 2010)