Livestock appraisers determine the market value of animals that are to be sold.
- Write a report detailing an evaluation of the animal, purpose for which the appraisal was undertaken (insurance, sale, collateral), supporting documentation, and own industry credentials. Appraisals may come from a variety of sources including farm owners, law firms, financial institutions, estate managers, government agencies, and insurance companies.
- Serve as expert witnesses in legal proceedings.
- Travel to livestock facilities to directly assess animals.
- Able to work long hours to meet clients’ deadlines
Education and Qualifications:
No specific education is required. Practical experience of working in the livestock industry is strongly recommended. Prior experience with evaluating animals at livestock shows (farm and ranch shows, 4-H events, or agricultural fairs) is an asset.
Certification for livestock appraisers is available through the Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group (CPPAG).
Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group (CPPAG). http://cppag.com/default.asp