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Individuals who provide manual labor for crop farms, dairy farms, poultry farms, livestock ranches, aquacultural operations, greenhouses, nurseries and other agricultural establishments. Included are individuals who manually plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties and field crops using hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears and knives as well as those who attend to live farm, ranch or aquacultural animals including cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, finfish, shellfish and bees or to animals raised for specific products such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk or honey. Duties of laborers working with crops may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, sorting, packing and loading harvested products; constructing and repairing trellises, fences and farm buildings; assisting in irrigation activities. Duties of laborers working with animals include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching and loading animals as well as cleaning their housing areas. Workers may also maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations or insecticides as appropriate. Included are workers who shear wool from sheep and collect eggs in hatcheries.
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