Sheep Farmer

Also known as Sheep Farm Manager.
Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise sheep for wool, meat and breeding stock.
Training time - No data available -
Average pay $49,241
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 4,700

What does a Sheep 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


  • Stud Sheep Farmer
  • Wool Grower

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Diploma of Organic Farming
Graduate Certificate in Management