Dairy Cattle Farmer

Dairy Cattle Farmers breed and raise dairy cattle for milk, meat and breeding stock.

Overview

Dairy Cattle Farmers breed and raise dairy cattle for milk, meat and breeding stock.

Day-to-day

  • breeds and raises livestock for the production of milk
  • maintains the health and condition of livestock
  • provides pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels
  • moves livestock to optimise feeding opportunities
  • conducts farming operations such as milking and drenching livestock, sterilising machines, and collecting, grading and packaging produce
  • oversees general farming activities such as maintaining pens, sheds and cages, fertilising, controlling pests and weeds, and growing fodder
  • maintains fences, equipment and water supply systems
  • organises the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce
  • evaluates records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production
  • manages business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management
  • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

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To become a Dairy Cattle Farmer

  • You usually need livestock farming experience to work as a Dairy Cattle Farmer. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in agriculture may be useful.

    Take a Diploma of Agriculture

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