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Overview

Mixed Crop and Livestock Farm Workers perform routine tasks in crop cultivation and animal production.

Day-to-day

  • patrolling, inspecting and reporting on the condition of crops and livestock
  • operating farm machines to cultivate, plant, fertilise, spray and harvest field crops
  • maintaining and repairing buildings, machines, fences, plant and water systems
  • loading and unloading seed grain, fertilisers and livestock feed, and loading field crops into transporters for marketing
  • irrigating land for crop growth
  • providing livestock with feed and water
  • assisting with maintaining the health and welfare of livestock
  • mustering and droving livestock to milking and shearing sheds and between paddocks to ensure sufficient feed is available.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Mixed Crop and Livestock Farm Worker

Skills employers are looking for

  • Machinery Operation

  • Irrigation

  • Communication Skills

  • Global Positioning System (GPS)

  • Farm Management

  • Welding

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