Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer

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 - 2 years
Average pay $59,145
Employment prospects Moderate
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


  • Cattle and Wheat Farmer
  • Sheep and Wheat Farmer

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate IV in Agribusiness
Certificate IV in Agriculture
Diploma of Agriculture
Diploma of Agribusiness Management