Livestock Management Livestock management requires strong business sense and a firm understanding of how farms and ranches operate.

Job Outlook 2014-24

The projected percent change in employment from 2014 to 2024. The average growth rate for all occupations is 7 percent.

Animals have plenty of time to stay outside, so that there can be enough sunshine and enough food.


  • Animals are generally kept in barns and similar housing, with the exception of beef cattle, to protect the health and welfare of the animal.
  • Housing protects animals from predators, disease, and bad weather or extreme climate.
  • Housing makes breeding and birth less stressful, protects young animals and makes it easier for farmers to care for both healthy and sick animals.
  • Modern housing is well ventilated, warm, well-lighted, clean and scientifically designed for the specific needs of the animal.
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Global impact

  • Livestock production — which includes meat, milk and eggs — contributes 40% of global agricultural gross domestic product, provides income for more than 1.3 billion people and uses one-third of the world’s fresh water.


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