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ISCO 08 Code 6320      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 include:

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

Included occupations

Excluded occupations

Workers in a subsistence setting whose main tasks are fetching water and gathering firewood, are classified in unit group 9624, Water and firewood collectors. Workers in subsistence agriculture who perform a limited range of simple and routine tasks, usually under the direction of others, are classified in the relevant unit group in sub-major group 92, Agricultural, forestry and fishery labourers

(NCvB; April 2010)