Duties and tasks

  • Promoting and marketing products, arranging the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock, produce and supplies and maintaining and evaluating records of farm activities and transactions
  • Killing and skinning animals, and preparing animals or animal products for market
  • Monitoring market activity and conditions, determining kinds and amounts of crops to be grown and animals to be raised, and planning and coordinating production accordingly
  • Renting or investing in and maintaining and cleaning farm buildings, machinery, equipment, and structures
  • Purchasing seeds, fertilizer, and other supplies
  • Breeding, raising and tending animals
  • Performing operations such as land preparation, sowing, planting, cultivating and harvesting crops
  • Producing or buying fodder and other food supplies
  • Training and supervising workers in animal care procedures, maintenance duties, and health and safety precautions and hiring and discharging workers and contractors
  • Storing and carrying out some processing of produce

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    Skill level

    Semi-skilled
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