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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LIVESTOCK FARMERS plan, direct, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise livestock.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group 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:

  • breeding and raising livestock for the production of livestock, meat, wool, skins, milk, eggs and honey
  • monitoring and maintaining the health of stock, providing pasture and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels and moving stock to optimise feeding opportunities
  • organising and conducting farming operations such as catching and loading livestock, shearing, milking, sterilising machines and collecting, grading and packaging of produce
  • directing and overseeing general farming activities such as fertilising, pest and weed control and maintaining farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems
  • managing business capital, maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly


This section contains the following subsection :
              1312-11 Mixed Livestock Farmer
              1312-13 Beef Cattle Farmer
              1312-15 Dairy Farmer
              1312-17 Sheep Farmer
              1312-19 Pig Farmer
              1312-21 Poultry Farmer
              1312-23 Horse Breeder
              1312-25 Apiarist
              1312-79 Livestock Farmers nec

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