Bird (Avian) Farm Manager

 

 

OFO No: 612901

 

 

 

 

Other names for Bird Farm Manager:

  • Avian Farmer
  • Avian Farm Foreman
  • Avian Production Supervisor

What is a Bird (Avian) Farm Manager?

A Bird (Avian) Farmer Manager specialises in breeding various types of birds. 

For example: exotic species for pet shops or export or breeding chicks for poultry and/or egg-producing farmers. 

(A special permit is necessary to export birds).

What does a Bird (Avian) Farm Manager do?

  • protects birds from natural enemies
  • makes sure birds are healthy at all times
  • feeds, waters birds
  • studies the diets of the birds
  • shelters the birds from bad weather
  • makes sure their birds’ area is similar to its natural habitat
  • talks with customers and farmers
  • stays up to date on the current market

Are you … ?

  • allergic to feathers and/or dust?  If YES, this career choice is not recommended!
  • love birds and nature?
  • interested in farming?
  • love biology?
  • willing to work long hours with stinky smells?
  • a person enjoys being outdoors?
  • self-motivated?
  • a thinker?
  • responsible?
  • patient?
  • calm under pressure?
  • mechanically minded?

How do I become a Bird (Avian) Farm Manager?

Training is usually required on the job.  Working with an experienced Bird Farmer is the way to go.  No special training is available to become a bird-farm manager, however a love of birds is very important. 

A degree or diploma in farm management and/or further studies in avian science would be recommended.

TRAINING:

  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. 
  • CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 

 

Examples of some institutions which offe a BSc degree in Animal Sciences:

  • UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences

  • STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY 

Department of Animal Sciences

  • UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE

Department of Animal, Wildlife and Grassland Sciences

  • UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL

Department of Animal and Poultry Science

  • UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE

Department of Livestock and Pasture Science

  • UNIVERSITY OF THE NORTHWEST

Department of Animal Production

  • UNIVERSITY OF VENDA

Department of Animal Science

 

OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Beekeeper … or … Animal Breeder

Is becoming a Bird (Avian) Farm Manager the right career choice for me?