1213 LIVESTOCK FARMERS
LIVESTOCK FARMERS plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise livestock.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
breeding and raising livestock for the production of honey, meat, milk, skins, eggs and wool
monitoring and maintaining the health and condition of livestock
providing pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels
moving livestock to optimise feeding opportunities
organising and conducting farming operations such as catching, drenching and milking livestock, sterilising machines, and collecting, grading and packaging produce
directing and overseeing general farming activities such as maintaining pens, sheds and cages, fertilising, controlling pests and weeds, and growing fodder
maintaining fences, equipment and water supply systems
organising the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce
maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly
managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management
may select, train and supervise staff and contractors