Mixed Livestock Farm Worker

Mixed Livestock Farm Workers perform routine tasks on mixed livestock farms, such as moving, feeding and counting livestock, and assisting with animal husbandry.
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    Overview

    Mixed Livestock Farm Workers perform routine tasks on mixed livestock farms, such as moving, feeding and counting livestock, and assisting with animal husbandry.

    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

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Mixed Livestock Farm Worker