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Mixed Crop and Livestock Farm Worker

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

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.

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