Livestock Commission Agent

Sell livestock at stockyards as agent for owners.
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Salary Range
$27,000 – $109,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Livestock Commission Agents do?

Sells livestock at stockyards as agent for owner: Receives, appraises, and sorts livestock according to factors, such as weight, sex, age, and appearance, to determine value and facilitate sale. Contacts purchasing agents and informs them of livestock available for sale. Shows livestock to buyers and receives bids. Informs interested buyers of other bids received. Sells livestock to highest bidder. May purchase livestock as agent for farmer. May specialize in purchase of one species of livestock.

Should I be a Livestock Commission Agent?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Social: You're happiest working on teams or with other people.

  • Also known as: Bulk Plant Agent, Bulk Station Agent, Commission Agent, Livestock, Commission Broker, Distribution Agent

    How to Become a
    Livestock Commission Agent

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