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Livestock Farm Workers

Overview

Livestock Farm Workers perform routine tasks in livestock, egg and wool production. 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.

  • patrolling, inspecting and reporting on the condition of livestock
  • providing livestock with feed and water
  • assisting with maintaining the health and welfare of livestock
  • mustering and droving livestock to milking and shearing sheds and between paddocks to ensure sufficient feed is available
  • washing and cleaning udders, and attaching milking machines to udders and milking cows
  • collecting eggs and placing in incubators
  • herding sheep for shearing and keeping mobs separate during shearing
  • spreading fleeces on skirting tables for classing, pressing wool and branding bales
  • exercising horses by walking, riding, leading and swimming, and attending to horses at track work, barrier trials and races
  • cleaning stables and hatcheries, storing bedding and performing minor repairs on fixtures, buildings and fences
  • assembling, preparing and storing horse gear

Job Titles

  • Beef Cattle Farm Worker 
  • Dairy Cattle Farm Worker 
  • Mixed Livestock Farm Worker 
  • Poultry Farm Worker 
  • Sheep Farm Worker 
  • Stablehand 
  • Wool Handler 
  • Livestock Farm Workers  

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