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