Main Content
Not available
Stable

Overview

Livestock Farmers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise livestock.

Day-to-day

  • 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.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

To become a Livestock Farmer

Skills employers are looking for

  • Farm Management

  • Communication Skills

  • Machinery Operation

  • Irrigation

  • Animal Husbandry

  • Problem Solving

Careers to explore