Farmer and Grazier
Unit Group 1217: Mixed Production Farmers
Mixed Production Farmers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations spanning two or more of the four different primary production areas – aquaculture, broadacre crops, horticultural crops, and livestock.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
- planning and coordinating the production and marketing of commodities from at least two of the following four different primary production areas – aquaculture, broadacre crops, horticultural crops, and livestock
- breeding and raising animals or aquatic stock for the production of food, wool, skins, milk or eggs, and growing grain, seed crops, vegetables, fruit or nuts
- monitoring and maintaining the health, welfare and condition of livestock or aquatic stock
- providing pastures, fodder and water to maintain animal health and condition
- planning crop production and selecting seed and plant stock
- maintaining crop production by coordinating and developing cultivating, fertilising, watering and crop health strategies and maintaining optimal growing conditions
- directing and overseeing general farming activities to maintain animal and crop health by managing biosecurity and other risks and controlling pests and weeds
- planning and overseeing the provision and maintenance of infrastructure such as equipment, machinery, sheds and water supply systems and irrigation systems
- planning and coordinating the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce
- maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly
- overseeing data collection and analysis and farm technology systems
- managing business capital, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly
- may select, train and supervise staff and contractors
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