A feed sales representative is responsible for the sale of livestock feed to livestock production facilities and dealers. Job responsibilities of a feed sales representative include selling livestock feed products to clients, locating and developing relationships with new clients, marketing feed products to current and potential clients, maintaining knowledge of feed industry and new products and procedures, educating clients on the benefits of specific types of feed, and maintaining records of business transactions.
Generally, a bachelor's degree in agribusiness, marketing, animal science, communications, or a related field is required to become a feed sales representative. Helpful job skills include charisma, knowledge of product, great communication skills (both verbal and written), self-motivation, self-confidence, consistent positive attitude, good negotiation skills, ability to persuade consumers, and good problem solving abilities. The future job market outlook for a feed sales representative is fair.