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Livestock Farmers

Overview

Livestock Farmers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise livestock. The links below provide quick access to basic information for this occupation.  Greater detail can be found using any of the page tabs above. A one page printable summary of the key statistics for this occupation can also be found under the Reports and Links tab above. Just click on the tab and follow the link for Occupational Bulletin.

Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • 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

Job Titles

  • Apiarist
  • Beef Cattle Farmer
  • Dairy Cattle Farmer
  • Deer Farmer
  • Goat Farmer
  • Horse Breeder
  • Mixed Livestock Farmer
  • Pig Farmer
  • Poultry Farmer
  • Sheep Farmer
  • Livestock Farmers

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