1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Horse Breeder
      Horse Stud Manager

Plans, directs, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed horses.

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:
  • studies records of bloodlines, physical appearance and performance characteristics of horses to determine breeding combinations
  • selects stock for sale and arranges purchase of bloodstock
  • monitors and maintains health and condition of stock
  • mates selected mares and stallions
  • directs and oversees exercising of horses
  • provides pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels
  • directs and oversees general farming activities such as growing fodder and grain, fertilising, pest and weed control
  • maintains farm buildings, fences, water systems and equipment
  • maintains and evaluates records of farming activities including records of breeding, dietary and other stud information
  • manages business capital, including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management
  • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Stud Master/Mistress

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