Subsistence livestock farmers

Subsistence livestock farmers breed, raise and tend livestock in order to provide food, shelter and a minimum of cash income for themselves and their households.


  • (a) cultivating pastures, or managing grazing lands, and monitoring feed and water supplies needed to maintain condition of livestock
  • (b) monitoring and examining animals to detect illness, injury, or disease, and to check physical condition
  • (c) grooming and marking animals and shearing coats to collect hair or wool
  • (d) herding or leading livestock to pastures, grazing land and water supplies
  • (e) raising, tending, feeding and milking animals or draining blood from them
  • (f) breeding animals and helping with animal births
  • (g) slaughtering and skinning animals and preparing them and their products for consumption or sale
  • (h) carrying out some processing of animal products
  • (i) building and maintaining houses and other shelters
  • (j) making tools, clothes and utensils for use by the household
  • (k) fetching water and gathering firewood
  • (l) buying, bartering and selling animals and some products

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