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Poultry Farmer

Also known as Poultry Farm Manager.

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise chickens, turkeys, ducks and other poultry for eggs, meat and breeding stock.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
  • Chicken Meat Producer
  • Egg Producer
  • Hatchery Manager (Poultry)
Job prospects for Livestock Farmers in Victoria

Occupations in the Livestock Farmers group include Apiarist, Beef Cattle Farmer, Dairy Cattle Farmer, Deer Farmer, Goat Farmer, Horse Breeder, Livestock Farmers (other), Mixed Livestock Farmer, Pig Farmer, Poultry Farmer and Sheep Farmer.

Employment prospects
There are currently 33,000 Livestock Farmers 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 good.

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

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