Becoming a Mixed Livestock Farmer
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Becoming a Mixed Livestock Farmer

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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