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Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer

Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer

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Also known as Farmer and Grazier.

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to both grow crops and to breed and raise livestock.


Tasks Include:


  • planning and coordinating the production and marketing of crops and livestock
  • breeding and raising livestock for the production of meat, wool, skins, milk or eggs, and growing grain, seed crops, vegetables, fruit or nuts
  • monitoring and maintaining the health and condition of livestock
  • providing pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels
  • selecting and purchasing seed for planting, planning and implementing breeding programs
  • directing and overseeing general farming activities such as fertilising, and pest and weed control
  • maintaining farm buildings, 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, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly
Specialisations
  • Cattle and Wheat Farmer
  • Sheep and Wheat Farmer
Job prospects for Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmers in Victoria

Occupation in the Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmers group include Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer

Employment prospects
There are currently 7,900 Mixed Crop and 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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