1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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1312-21

      Poultry Farmer
      Poultry Farm Manager

Plans, directs, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise chickens, turkeys, ducks and other poultry for egg and meat production.

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
  • supplies feed, water, protection from the elements, comfortable temperature, ventilation and lighting conditions for poultry
  • observes egg quality, bird body weight, health and condition, and adjusts feeding programs
  • collects, grades and packages eggs and selects poultry for slaughter
  • cleans and disinfects equipment, pens, sheds and cages
  • maintains farm buildings, fences, water systems and equipment
  • organises the sale, purchase and transportation of poultry, egg and other produce
  • 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:
Chicken Meat Producer
Egg Producer
Hatchery Manager

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