Sheep Farm Worker

Sheep Farm Workers perform routine tasks on a sheep farm, such as herding sheep into pens in preparation for branding, shearing, crutching, dipping and yarding for sale.
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    Overview

    Sheep Farm Workers perform routine tasks on a sheep farm, such as herding sheep into pens in preparation for branding, shearing, crutching, dipping and yarding for sale.

    Day-to-day

    • patrols, inspects and reports on the condition of sheep
    • provides sheep with feed and water
    • assists with maintaining the health and welfare of livestock
    • musters and drives sheep to shearing sheds and between paddocks to ensure sufficient feed is available
    • herds sheep for shearing and keeps mobs separate during shearing
    • spreads fleeces on skirting tables for classing, pressing wool and branding bales.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Sheep Farm Worker