Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer – ANZSCO 121411

Description
Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to both grow crops and to breed and raise livestock.
Skill Level
1
Alternative Titles
  • Farmer and Grazier
Specialisations
  • Cattle and Wheat Framer
  • Lifestyle Block Farmer (NZ)
  • Sheep and Wheat Farmer

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Group: 1214 Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmers

Description
plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to both grow crops and to breed and raise livestock.
Tasks
  • 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
  • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors
Skill Level
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).
Occupations in this Group
  • 121411 Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer

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