Sheep Farm Worker

Sheep Farm Workers perform routine tasks on a sheep farm, such as herding sheep into pens in preparation for branding, shearing, crutching, dipping and yarding for sale.

Overview

Sheep Farm Workers perform routine tasks on a sheep farm, such as herding sheep into pens in preparation for branding, shearing, crutching, dipping and yarding for sale.

Day-to-day

  • patrols, inspects and reports on the condition of sheep
  • provides sheep with feed and water
  • assists with maintaining the health and welfare of livestock
  • musters and drives sheep to shearing sheds and between paddocks to ensure sufficient feed is available
  • herds sheep for shearing and keeps mobs separate during shearing
  • spreads fleeces on skirting tables for classing, pressing wool and branding bales.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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Moderate

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