1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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1312-19

      Pig Farmer
      Pig Farm Manager

Plans, directs, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise pigs for the production of meat and breeding stock.

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 and implements breeding programs
  • organises feed formulation and the feeding and watering of pigs
  • monitors and maintains health and condition of stock
  • directs and oversees general farming activities such as ensuring piggeries are maintained and cleaned
  • maintains farm buildings, fences, water systems and equipment
  • organises the sale, purchase and transportation of pigs
  • 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:
Pig Breeder

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