The various types of animals that are bred, held captive and killed for human consumption.

Alternative labels

breeds of domesticated animals
typology of livestock
types of domesticated animals
breeds of livestock
typology of domesticated animals
characteristics of domesticated animals
types of livestock
characteristics of livestock

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Livestock is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Livestock 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.

Farm manager: Farm managers plan and organise the daily operations, resourcing and business management of animal producing farms.
Water engineer: Water engineers research and develop methods for the provision of clean water, water treatment and flood damage prevention and reaction. They research water needs in a location and develop methods for meeting those needs, such as designing and developing projects for managing water resources such as treatment plants, pipelines, pump systems, irrigation or draining systems and other water supply systems. Water engineers also ensure proper installation of these systems on construction sites. Water engineers also maintain, repair and build structures that control water resources, such as bridges, canals and dams.




  1. Livestock – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022