Sub-Trades

  • Breeder Endorsement
  • Farrowing Endorsement
  • Facilities Maintenance Endorsement
  • Grower-Finisher Endorsement
  • Nursery Management Endorsement

Pork Production Technicians are involved in most aspect of raising pigs, including herd health, stock identification and selection, nutrition, breeding, gestating, farrowing, weaning, finishing, piglet care, barn and environment maintenance, waste management, stockmanship, and basic management and marketing of swine.

What do Pork Production Technicians do? 

  • Responsible for herd health, stock identification and selection, nutrition, breeding, gestating, farrowing, weaning, finishing, piglet care, barn and environment maintenance.
  • Responsible for waste management, stockman ship, and basic marketing of swine.
  • May be responsible for the formulation of a feeding program
  • Maintain livestock performance records.
  • Recognize and minister to certain livestock health problems.
Endorsements
Individuals may receive endorsements in one or more of the endorsements.

For further details about this occupation, please see the High School to Apprenticeship handbook, or find it on this website under “Resources.”