Dairy Cattle Farmer

Also known as Dairy Cattle Farm Manager.
Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise dairy cattle for milk, meat and breeding stock.
Training time - No data available -
Avg. weekly wage $889
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 11,400

What does a Dairy Cattle Farmer do?

  • breeding and raising livestock for the production of honey, meat, milk, skins, eggs and wool
  • monitoring and maintaining the health and condition of livestock
  • providing pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels
  • moving livestock to optimise feeding opportunities
  • organising and conducting farming operations such as catching, drenching and milking livestock, sterilising machines, and collecting, grading and packaging produce
  • directing and overseeing general farming activities such as maintaining pens, sheds and cages, fertilising, controlling pests and weeds, and growing fodder
  • maintaining 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 including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

Specialisations

  • Share Dairy Farmer
  • Stud Dairy Cattle Farmer

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production)
TAFE
Diploma of Organic Farming
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Graduate Certificate in Management
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