Livestock selection principles


Selection criteria of livestock and determination of livestock classes.

Alternative labels

theories of livestock selection principles
basis of livestock selection principles
fundamentals of livestock identification principles
basis of livestock identification principles
fundamentals of livestock selection principles
theories of livestock identification principles

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Livestock selection principles is an essential knowledge of the following 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. 
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.

Optional knowledge

Livestock selection principles 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.




  1. Livestock selection principles – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022