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$1,040 per week
Moderate

Overview

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

Day-to-day

  • 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.

Considerations

  • irregular hours
  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Livestock Farm Worker

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Machinery Operation

  • Team Work/ Collaboration

  • Organisational Skills

  • Operations Management

  • Animal Husbandry

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