Livestock Farm Workers

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Livestock Farm Workers

Livestock Farm Workers perform routine tasks in livestock, egg and wool production.

Fun facts

  • Stable Future Growth
  • 877 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 64% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 37% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by livestock farm workers. A few are listed below:

  • patrolling, inspecting and reporting on the condition of livestock
  • providing livestock with feed and water
  • assisting with maintaining the health and welfare of livestock
  • mustering and droving livestock to milking and shearing sheds and between paddocks to ensure sufficient feed is available
  • washing and cleaning udders, and attaching milking machines to udders and milking cows
  • collecting eggs and placing in incubators
  • herding sheep for shearing and keeping mobs separate during shearing
  • spreading fleeces on skirting tables for classing, pressing wool and branding bales
  • exercising horses by walking, riding, leading and swimming, and attending to horses at track work, barrier trials and races
  • cleaning stables and hatcheries, storing bedding and performing minor repairs on fixtures, buildings and fences
  • assembling, preparing and storing horse gear

Specific occupations

  • Beef Cattle Farm Worker
  • Dairy Cattle Farm Worker
  • Mixed Livestock Farm Worker
  • Poultry Farm Worker
  • Sheep Farm Worker
  • Stablehand
  • Wool Handler
  • Livestock Farm Worker
  • Deer Farm Worker
  • Emu Farm Worker
  • Goat Herder
  • Ostrich Farm Worker
  • Piggery Worker
  • Shearing Shed Hand
  • Shearing Shed Worker
  • Shepherd
  • Horse Stud Worker
  • Track Rider