Mixed Livestock Farm Worker

Performs routine tasks on a mixed livestock farm such as moving, feeding and counting livestock, and assisting with animal husbandry.
Training time 12 months - 1 year
Average pay $36,400
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 400

What does a Mixed Livestock Farm Worker do?

  • 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
  • herding sheep for shearing and keeping mobs separate during shearing
  • spreading fleeces on skirting tables for classing, pressing wool and branding bales

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