Becoming a Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
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Becoming a 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.
Training time 1 - 4 years
Avg. weekly wage - No data available -
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 6,800

What does a Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer do?

  • 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