Livestock feeding


Food given to domestic animals in the course of animal husbandry. 

Alternative labels

types of livestock feed
varieties of livestock feed
characteristics of livestock feed
principles of livestock feeding
types of livestock feeding
methods of livestock feeding
techniques of livestock feeding
range of livestock feed

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Livestock feeding is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Horse breeder: Horse breeders oversee the production and day-to-day care of horses. They maintain the health and welfare of horses.
Livestock worker: Livestock workers maintain the health and welfare of animals. They oversee the breeding/production and day-to-day care such as feeding and watering of animals.
Farm milk controller: Farm milk controllers are responsible for measuring and analysing the production and quality of the milk and providing advise accordingly. 
Livestock advisor: Livestock advisors provide complex specialist advice to farmers and livestock breeders to ensure that their business and production is optimised.
Pig breeder: Pig breeders oversee the production and day-to-day care of pigs. They maintain the health and welfare of pigs.

Optional knowledge

Livestock feeding is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Poultry sexer: Poultry sexers are specialists working in poultry farms determining the sex of the animals to separate the male from the female birds. 
Agronomist: Agronomists provide consulting services to companies, agricultural cooperatives, agronomical crop growers and horticultural crop growers on the cultivation of food crops. They study the science, technology and business related to growing plants. They examine crops and perform experiments in order to improve crop yields and farms’ production. Agronomists also examine the most effective ways to harvest and cultivate plants.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022