Poultry Farmer

Poultry Farmers breed and raise chickens, turkeys, ducks and other poultry for eggs, meat and breeding stock.

Overview

Poultry Farmers breed and raise chickens, turkeys, ducks and other poultry for eggs, meat and breeding stock.

Day-to-day

  • breeds and raises livestock for the production of meat and eggs
  • monitors and maintains the health and condition of livestock
  • provides pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels
  • moves livestock to optimise feeding opportunities
  • organises and conducts farming operations
  • directs and 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
  • maintains and evaluates records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly
  • 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 Poultry Farmer

  • You usually need livestock farming experience to work as a Poultry 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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