Animal Breeder Job Description

Animal Breeders are responsible for selecting suitable breeding stock (animals which will be allowed to produce offspring) that will yield genetically superior animals for work, show, consumption, or sports performance.

Animal Breeder Job Description Sample

We are seeking an experienced and skilled animal breeder to inspect animals and select breeding stock. Animal breeders must have the skills and knowledge to assess the animal's health conditions and genetics; and use such information to choose the best breeding stock. Applicants are also responsible for assisting with artificial insemination, helping animals during birth, and caring for young or newborn offspring.

Animal Breeder Salary

Animal breeders earn from $20,000 to $118,000 a year. The average yearly pay for animal breeders is $42,000.

Animal Breeder Skills

  • Skilled at analyzing an animal's health conditions.
  • Careful planner and capable of thinking years into the future.
  • Good at interacting with and caring for animals.
  • Empathetic and passionate about helping others.

Animal Breeder Duties & Responsibilities

  • Inspect and analyze an animal's health condition and genetics to decide whether or not it is suitable as breeding stock.
  • Administer artificial insemination and assist with animal births.
  • Care for young and newborn animals.

Animal Breeder Requirements

  • High school diploma or a degree in animal breeding or biology (experience more important than a degree).
  • Five years of experience working alongside and caring for animals.
  • Thorough understanding of animal reproduction and genetic science.
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