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LIVESTOCK FARMERS / BEE KEEPER



POSITION UNIT GROUP 1213 LIVESTOCK FARMERS/ BEE KEEPER - LIVESTOCK FARMERS plan, organize, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise livestock.


COUNTRY

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND


QUALIFICATIONS


- with 3 years experience.

- Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).


Tasks Include:

- 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

- may select, train and supervise staff and contractors








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