Plans, organizes, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to both grow crops and to breed and raise livestock.
Skill Level 1
Farmer and Grazier
Cattle and Wheat Framer
Lifestyle Block Farmer (NZ)
Sheep and Wheat Farmer
Group: 1214 Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmers
plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to grow crops.
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
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).