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1213 Livestock Farmers

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Livestock Farmers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise livestock for the production of breeding stock, milk, eggs, meat, honey, wool and hair.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks Include:

  • breeding and raising livestock for the production of honey, meat, milk, skins, eggs and wool
  • overseeing and undertaking breeding, feeding and nutrition programs
  • monitoring and maintaining the health, welfare and condition of livestock, including developing and overseeing strategies to manage biosecurity and other risks
  • providing water, and providing and growing pastures and fodder crops to maintain livestock health and condition
  • organising farming operations and routines such as catching, drenching and milking livestock, sterilising machines, and collecting, grading and packaging produce
  • directing and overseeing general farming activities including the provision and maintenance of infrastructure such as fences, sheds, pens, water supply systems and irrigation infrastructure
  • organising the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce
  • maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly
  • overseeing data collection and analysis and farm technology systems
  • managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management
  • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Occupations:

  • 121311 Apiarist
  • 121312 Beef Cattle Farmer
  • 121313 Dairy Cattle Farmer
  • 121314 Deer Farmer
  • 121315 Goat Farmer
  • 121316 Horse Breeder
  • 121318 Pig Farmer
  • 121321 Poultry Farmer
  • 121322 Sheep Farmer
  • 121323 Mixed Cattle and Sheep Farmer 
  • 121399 Livestock Farmers nec

121311 Apiarist

Alternative Title:

  • Beekeeper

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and operates apiaries to produce honey, queen bee pollen, beeswax and royal jelly, breed queen bees and pollinate crops.

Skill Level: 1

121312 Beef Cattle Farmer

Alternative Titles:

  • Beef Cattle Farm Manager
  • Beef Cattle Grazier

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise beef cattle for meat and breeding stock.

Skill Level: 1

121313 Dairy Cattle Farmer

Alternative Title:

  • Dairy Cattle Farm Manager

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise dairy cattle for milk, meat and breeding stock. 

Dairy Herd Managers are excluded from this occupation. Dairy Herd Managers are included in Occupation 363213 Senior Dairy Cattle Farm Worker.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisation:

  • Share Dairy Farmer

121314 Deer Farmer

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise deer for meat, velvet, hides and breeding stock.

Skill Level: 1

121315 Goat Farmer

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise goats for fibre, milk, meat and breeding stock.

Skill Level: 1

121316 Horse Breeder

Alternative Title:

  • Horse Stud Manager

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise horses for competition, dressage, eventing, showjumping, riding for pleasure and working.

Skill Level: 1

121318 Pig Farmer

Alternative Title:

  • Pig Farm Manager

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise pigs for meat and breeding stock.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisation:

  • Pig Breeder

121321 Poultry Farmer

Alternative Title:

  • Poultry Farm Manager

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise chickens, turkeys, ducks and other poultry for eggs, meat and breeding stock.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

  • Egg Producer
  • Hatchery Manager (Poultry)

121322 Sheep Farmer

Alternative Title:

  • Sheep Farm Manager

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise sheep for wool, meat and breeding stock.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisation:

  • Wool Grower

121323 Mixed Cattle and Sheep Farmer

Alternative Title: 

  • Mixed Cattle and Sheep Farm Manager

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise cattle and sheep.

Skill Level: 1

121399 Livestock Farmers nec

This occupation group covers Livestock Farmers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 1

Occupations in this group include:

  • Alpaca Farmer
  • Crocodile Farmer
  • Dog Breeder
  • Emu Farmer
  • Llama Farmer
  • Ostrich Farmer