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Farmer and Grazier Jobs in Australia


Alternative Title:

  • Broadacre Crop and Livestock Farmer

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming and farm management activities involving the cultivation of broadacre crops and the breeding and raising of livestock.

Skill Level: 1


  • Cattle and Wheat Farmer
  • Sheep and Wheat Farmer

ANZSCO CODE - 121711

Major Group 1 - Managers
Sub-Major Group 12 - Farmers and Farm Managers
Minor Group 121 - Farmers and Farm Managers
Unit Group 1217 - Mixed Production Farmers

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).

Tasks Include:

  • 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

Occupations in this unit group

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