Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer

Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to both grow crops and to breed and raise livestock.
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    Overview

    Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to both grow crops and to breed and raise livestock.

    Day-to-day

    • planning and coordinating the production and marketing of crops and livestock
    • breeding and raising livestock for the production of meat, wool, skins, milk or eggs, and growing grain, seed crops, vegetables, fruit or nuts
    • monitoring and maintaining the health and condition of livestock
    • providing pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels
    • selecting and purchasing seed for planting, planning and implementing breeding programs
    • directing and overseeing general farming activities such as fertilising, and pest and weed control
    • maintaining farm buildings, 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, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly
    • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Irregular hours
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer

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