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Overseer (Beef Cattle) Jobs in Australia


Alternative Title:

  • Leading Hand (Beef Cattle)
  • Senior Beef Cattle Station Worker

Performs skilled tasks on a beef cattle farm or station in managing and supervising the breeding, raising, feeding, treatment and welfare of cattle.

Skill Level: 3

Unit Group 3632: Senior Livestock Farm Workers

Senior Livestock Farm Workers perform a variety of skilled tasks in managing and supervising the breeding, feeding, raising and milking of livestock for the production of breeding stock, milk, eggs, meat, wool and hair.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • managing livestock breeding programs and the rearing of young livestock
  • identifying livestock health and nutrition problems
  • supervising animal health and welfare programs
  • establishing and managing pastures and fodder crops for livestock production, and identifying plant health and nutrition problems
  • developing and implementing livestock feeding plans
  • implementing biosecurity management measures
  • managing water supply and irrigation systems
  • supervising farming operations such as herding, catching, drenching and milking livestock
  • supervising general farming activities such as maintenance and cleaning of livestock housing and other farm infrastructure
  • supervising work routines and training farm workers
  • supervising, maintaining and operating data collection and analysis and farm technology systems

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