Livestock Farmer

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

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