1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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      Beef Cattle Farmer
      Beef Cattle Farm Manager
      Beef Cattle Grazier

Plans, directs, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise beef cattle for meat production 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
  • directs and oversees general farming activities such as fertilising, pest and weed control
  • maintains farm buildings, fences, water systems and equipment
  • organises the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock
  • 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:
Beef Cattle Stud Farmer

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