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Job Title: Goat or sheep dairy herdsperson or owner

Description: Management of a commercial goat or sheep dairy. As well as using herd management practices that promote good health, nutritional and environmental status, the manger must also ensure sanitary and efficient management of the milk parlor and any associated processing facilities. May include farmstead production of dairy products from the milk produced. Develop promotional and publicity materials. Work with the public in direct sales at farmers markets and creamery retail location. Conduct/promote wholesale or retail distribution of dairy products. Equipment and property maintenance. Product delivery.

Degree Required: HS

  • High School Diploma is a diploma awarded for the completion of high school. In the United States and Canada, it is considered the minimum education required for government jobs and higher education. An equivalent is the GED or General Educational Development test.

Skills Required: Customer service skills, Farm animal care, Independent worker, Leadership abilities, Learns on the job, Mechanically inclined, Managing financial resources, Managing people, Managing material resources, Negotiator, Oral communication skills, Produce goods, Quick thinker, Record maintenance, Scientific thinker, Thinks outside the box, Time management skills, Teaching skills, Works under pressure, Written communication skills

Market Sector: Farm/Ranch, Retail, Self-Employed, Small Business

Relative Salary:  $$$

  • We did not collect actual income range information in our survey. Instead we chose to express income range with a number of dollar signs, expressing relative salaries. A single $ is relatively low salary compared to the average, $$ - $$$ is average, and $$$$$ is much higher than average income.

    Since each person surveyed may have a different viewpoint as to what constitutes an average salary, and since salary is often commensurate with years of experience, the number of dollar signs should not be regarded as an absolute, but only as an indicator.