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Pig Farmer Jobs in Australia


Alternative Title:

  • Pig Farm Manager

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise pigs for meat and breeding stock.

Skill Level: 1


  • Pig Breeder

ANZSCO CODE - 121318

Major Group 1 - Managers
Sub-Major Group 12 - Farmers and Farm Managers
Minor Group 121 - Farmers and Farm Managers
Unit Group 1213 - Livestock Farmers

Unit Group 1213: Livestock Farmers

Livestock Farmers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise livestock for the production of breeding stock, milk, eggs, meat, honey, wool and hair.

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:

  • breeding and raising livestock for the production of honey, meat, milk, skins, eggs and wool
  • overseeing and undertaking breeding, feeding and nutrition programs
  • monitoring and maintaining the health, welfare and condition of livestock, including developing and overseeing strategies to manage biosecurity and other risks
  • providing water, and providing and growing pastures and fodder crops to maintain livestock health and condition
  • organising farming operations and routines such as catching, drenching and milking livestock, sterilising machines, and collecting, grading and packaging produce
  • directing and overseeing general farming activities including the provision and maintenance of infrastructure such as fences, sheds, pens, water supply systems and irrigation infrastructure
  • organising 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 including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management
  • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors

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