Milk animals


Milk cows and other farm animals, manually or using mechanical means.

Applies to cattle, sheep and goat

Alternative labels

drawing milk from animals
milk drawing from animals
animal milking
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Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Milk animals is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Shepherd: Shepherds manage the welfare and movement of livestock, especially sheep, goats and other grazing animals, in a variety of surroundings.

Cattle breeder: Cattle breeders oversee the production and day-to-day care of cattle. They maintain the health and welfare of cattle.

Optional skill

Milk animals is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

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.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022