Major Group: 1 - Managers | Sub-Major Group: 12 - Farmers and Farm Managers | Minor Group: 121 - Farmers and Farm Managers | Unit Group: 1214 - Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmers
Description: Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to both grow crops and to breed and raise livestock.
Skill Level 1 : Occupations at Skill Level 1 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.
Farmer and Grazier
Alternative titles are any commonly used alternative title (or titles) for the occupation. These alternative titles have the same meaning as the principal title but may be less commonly used.
Cattle and Wheat Farmer
Lifestyle Block Farmer (NZ)
Sheep and Wheat Farmer
Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation.
UNIT GROUP 1214: MIXED CROP AND LIVESTOCK FARMERS
Description: Plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to both grow crops and to breed and raise livestock.
Skill Level: 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 crops and livestock
breeding and raising livestock for the production of meat, wool, skins, milk or eggs, and growing grain, seed crops, vegetables, fruit or nuts
monitoring and maintaining the health and condition of livestock
providing pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels
selecting and purchasing seed for planting, planning and implementing breeding programs
directing and overseeing general farming activities such as fertilising, and pest and weed control
maintaining farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems
organising the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce
maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly
managing business capital, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly
may select, train and supervise staff and contractors