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Livestock Farmers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise livestock.
Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and operates apiaries to produce honey, queen bee pollen, beeswax and royal jelly, breed queen bees and pollinate crops.
Breeds and raises beef cattle for meat and breeding stock.
Specialisations: Stud Beef Cattle Farmer
Breeds and raises dairy cattle for milk, meat and breeding stock.
Specialisations: Share Dairy Farmer, Stud Dairy Cattle Farmer
Breeds and raises deer for meat, velvet, hides and breeding stock.
Breeds and raises goats for fibre, milk, meat and breeding stock.
Breeds and raises horses for competition, dressage, eventing, showjumping, riding for pleasure and working.
Specialisations: Stud Master/Mistress
Breeds and raises a variety of livestock.
Breeds and raises pigs for meat and breeding stock.
Specialisations: Pig Breeder
Breeds and raises chickens, turkeys, ducks and other poultry for eggs, meat and breeding stock.
Specialisations: Egg Producer, Hatchery Manager (Poultry)
Breeds and raises sheep for wool, meat and breeding stock.
Specialisations: Stud Sheep Farmer, Wool Grower
Includes Alpaca Farmer, Crocodile Farmer, Dog Breeder, Emu Farmer, Llama Farmer, Ostrich Farmer
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a very large occupation employing 77,000 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has fallen.Little change in the number of jobs is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create up to 5,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
At least 5 years of relevant experience is usually needed to work in this job (that's a skill level equal to a Bachelor Degree or higher).
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Livestock Farmers who can communicate and connect well with others and are reliable.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Teaching and course design.
Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Guiding and directing staff, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
Checking objects, actions, or events, keeping an eye out for problems.
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
Comparing objects, actions, or events, looking for differences between them or changes over time.