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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      Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
      Farmer and Grazier

Plans, directs, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise livestock and to grow crops.

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:
  • breeds and raises livestock for meat, milk, wool, skins, and other animal products and grows grain, seed crops, vegetables, fruit and other crops
  • plans and implements breeding programs
  • monitors and maintains health of stock
  • provides pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels
  • selects and purchases seed for planting
  • directs and oversees general farming activities such as fertilising, pest and weed control
  • maintains farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems
  • organises the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock 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

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