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Livestock Loader

 

Overview

Load out personnel assist in loading market livestock onto and off of trucks.

 

 

What responsibilities will I have?

  • Assure safety and practice of proper animal handling techniques during load out
  • Follow proper biosecurity guidelines and procedures
  • Assist in load schedules
  • Ensure proper health care of animals
  • May at times need to lift or move animals manually
  • Clean loading unit as needed
  • Maintain load out equipment

 

What education and training is required?

A high school diploma is required as is a valid driver’s license and knowledge of the livestock industry chosen.

 

To pursue a career as a Livestock Loader:

The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, a focus on sciences like animal science and biology, Spanish, and mathematics. You must also be willing to work flexible hours.

 

Where can I work?

Food and livestock production companies employ livestock loaders.

 

Future Job Market / Outlook

The future outlook for a livestock hauler will be great over the next five years. 

 

Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations

  • National Pork Board
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
  • American Poultry Association
  • National Lamb Feeders Association