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Agricultural – Dairy Herdsperson
2 to 3 years
Red Seal

Dairy herdspeople make sure their dairy cows stay healthy and productive by planning, breeding, feeding, milking, preparing feed mixtures, and medicating animals. They operate and maintain farm machinery that sterilizes milking equipment, and clean farm buildings. Some herdspeople also cultivate and harvest feed crops.

Certification Requirements
  • The Dairy Herdsperson apprenticeship consists of 5,520 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices must also complete 480 hours of in-class technical training.
  • Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
  • A person with at least 6,000 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and, if successful, becomes certified as a journeyperson in this trade.

Educational Prerequisites
Grade 12 or equivalent.

In-Class Training
Please contact your local apprenticeship office for information on the availability of technical training for this program.