Mixed Livestock Farmer

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise a variety of livestock.
Training time 1 - 2 years
Average pay $50,637
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 2,700

What does a Mixed Livestock Farmer do?

  • 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

Related courses

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Certificate II in Agriculture
Certificate III in Agriculture
Certificate III in Rural Operations
Certificate IV in Agribusiness
Certificate IV in Agriculture
Diploma of Agriculture
Certificate II in Rural Operations
Certificate III in Poultry Production
Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management
Diploma of Agribusiness Management