Livestock Farm Workers perform routine tasks in livestock, egg and wool production.

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Livestock Farm Workers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Above average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Slight growth
This career is suited to
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This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • patrolling, inspecting and reporting on the condition of livestock
  • 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
  • washing and cleaning udders, and attaching milking machines to udders and milking cows
  • collecting eggs and placing in incubators
  • herding sheep for shearing and keeping mobs separate during shearing
  • spreading fleeces on skirting tables for classing, pressing wool and branding bales
  • exercising horses by walking, riding, leading and swimming, and attending to horses at track work, barrier trials and races
  • cleaning stables and hatcheries, storing bedding and performing minor repairs on fixtures, buildings and fences
  • assembling, preparing and storing horse gear

Job Titles

  • Beef Cattle Farm Worker
  • Dairy Cattle Farm Worker
  • Mixed Livestock Farm Worker
  • Poultry Farm Worker
  • Sheep Farm Worker
  • Stablehand
  • Wool Handler
  • Livestock Farm Workers

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Agriculture
  • Certificate III in Agriculture

Other Careers In This Industry

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