1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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1312-17

      Sheep Farmer
      Sheep Farm Manager

Plans, directs, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise sheep for the production of wool, 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
  • monitors and maintains health and condition of stock
  • provides pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels
  • moves stock to optimise feeding opportunities
  • organises shearing programs and markets wool
  • markets sheep for slaughter and as breeding stock
  • directs and oversees general farming activities such as fertilising, pest and weed control
  • maintains farm buildings, fences, water systems and equipment
  • 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 shear and crutch sheep, class wool and attend wool auctions
  • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Specialisations:
Sheep Stud Farmer
Wool Grower

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