Livestock Farmers Job Profile

livestockJob Description for Livestock Farmers

Livestock farmers plan, direct, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise livestock.

Qualifications for Livestock Farmers

The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • breeding and raising livestock for the production of livestock, meat, wool, skins, milk, eggs and honey
  • monitoring and maintaining the health of stock, providing pasture and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels and moving stock to optimise feeding opportunities
  • organising and conducting farming operations such as catching and loading livestock, shearing, milking, sterilising machines and collecting, grading and packaging of produce
  • directing and overseeing general farming activities such as fertilising, pest and weed control and maintaining farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems
  • managing business capital, maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly.


  1. Mixed Livestock Farmer
  2. Beef Cattle Farmer
  3. Dairy Farmer
  4. Sheep Farmer
  5. Pig Farmer
  6. Poultry Farmer
  7. Horse Breeder
  8. Apiarist.

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