1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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1312-15

      Dairy Farmer
      Dairy Cattle Farm Manager
      Dairy Cattle Grazier

Plans, directs, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise dairy cattle for milk, breeding stock and meat.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation 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:
  • plans milking schedules and milks cows using milking machines
  • plans and implements breeding programs
  • monitors and maintains health and condition of stock
  • provides pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels
  • cleans sheds, sterilises milking machines and equipment to maintain product quality and health standards
  • directs and oversees general farming activities such as fertilising, pest and weed control
  • maintains farm buildings, fences, water systems and equipment
  • organises the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock, milk produce and sells cull cows for meat
  • maintains and evaluates records of farming activities, monitors market activity and plans production accordingly
  • manages business capital, including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management
  • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Specialisations:
Dairy Cattle Stud Farmer

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