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Stablehand

Assists with handling of horses and maintaining and cleaning stables.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Specialisations
  • Horse Stud Worker
  • Track Rider
Job prospects for Livestock Farm Workers in Victoria

Occupations in the Livestock Farm Workers group include Beef Cattle Farm Worker, Dairy Cattle Farm Worker, Livestock Farm Workers (other), Mixed Livestock Farm Worker, Poultry Farm Worker, Sheep Farm Worker, Stablehand and Wool Handler.

Employment prospects
There are currently 7,700 Livestock Farm Workers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

Average weekly wage
$896.70

Hourly earnings
$23.20

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website.

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