Beef Cattle Farm Worker

Performs routine tasks on a beef cattle farm such as feeding, mustering and moving cattle, and assisting with animal husbandry.
Training time 2 years
Average pay $34,385
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 800

What does a Beef Cattle Farm Worker do?

  • 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

Related courses

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