UNIT GROUP 1213 LIVESTOCK FARMERS
LIVESTOCK FARMERS plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise livestock.

Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia:

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

Occupations:

121311 Apiarist
121312 Beef Cattle Farmer
121313 Dairy Cattle Farmer
121314 Deer Farmer
121315 Goat Farmer
121316 Horse Breeder
121317 Mixed Livestock Farmer
121318 Pig Farmer
121321 Poultry Farmer
121322 Sheep Farmer
121399 Livestock Farmers nec


121311 APIARIST

Alternative Title:

Beekeeper
Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and operates apiaries to produce honey, queen bee pollen, beeswax and royal jelly, breed queen bees and pollinate crops.

Skill Level: 1


121312 BEEF CATTLE FARMER

Alternative Titles:

Beef Cattle Farm Manager
Beef Cattle Grazier
Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise beef cattle for meat and breeding stock.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisation:

Stud Beef Cattle Farmer


121313 DAIRY CATTLE FARMER

Alternative Title:

Dairy Cattle Farm Manager
Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise dairy cattle for milk, meat and breeding stock.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

Share Dairy Farmer
Stud Dairy Cattle Farmer


121314 DEER FARMER

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise deer for meat, velvet, hides and breeding stock.

Skill Level: 1


121315 GOAT FARMER

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise goats for fibre, milk, meat and breeding stock.

Skill Level: 1


121316 HORSE BREEDER

Alternative Title:

Horse Stud Manager
Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise horses for competition, dressage, eventing, showjumping, riding for pleasure and working.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisation:

Stud Master/Mistress


121317 MIXED LIVESTOCK FARMER

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise a variety of livestock.

Skill Level: 1


121318 PIG FARMER

Alternative Title:

Pig Farm Manager
Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise pigs for meat and breeding stock.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisation:

Pig Breeder


121321 POULTRY FARMER

Alternative Title:

Poultry Farm Manager
Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise chickens, turkeys, ducks and other poultry for eggs, meat and breeding stock.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:
Egg Producer
Hatchery Manager (Poultry)


121322 SHEEP FARMER

Alternative Title:

Sheep Farm Manager
Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise sheep for wool, meat and breeding stock.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

Stud Sheep Farmer
Wool Grower


121399 LIVESTOCK FARMERS NEC

This occupation group covers Livestock Farmers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 1

Occupations in this group include:

Alpaca Farmer
Crocodile Farmer (Aus)
Dog Breeder
Emu Farmer (Aus)
Llama Farmer
Ostrich Farmer