A livestock auctioneer sells animals at public auctions.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
Livestock auctioneers would benefit from receiving an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in animal science, but it is not required. They must, however, be licensed by the state and attend auctioneering school programs which may take a week to several months to complete.
To pursue a career as a Livestock Auctioneer:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, biology, anatomy, animal science, business courses, personal finance, and mathematics.
Where can I work?
Livestock auctioneers may work for sale barns or auction companies, but most are self-employed and often auction other products like farm equipment or real estate.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for a livestock auctioneer will be good over the next five years.
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