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6124 MIXED-ANIMAL PRODUCERS
 


    Mixed-animal producers plan and carry out the necessary operations to breed, raise and tend different types of livestock, such as cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and horses, as well as poultry, and to produce apiarian and sericultural products, for sale or delivery on a regular basis to wholesale buyers, marketing organisations or at markets.

    Tasks include -

    (a) deciding on the specific combinations of mixed-animal husbandry;

    (b) determining kinds and amounts of livestock and livestock products, poultry and poultry products, and apiarian and sericultural products to be produced;

    (c) purchasing animals, producing and purchasing fodder, other kinds of food and supplies;

    (d) renting or investing in grazing land buildings, equipment and machinery;

    (e) breeding, raising and tending the particular combination of livestock, poultry and/or insects;

    (f) milking animals and shearing sheep;

    (g) killing and skinning animals, and preparing animals or animal products for market ;

    (h) collecting eggs, honey and other produce storing and carrying out some basic processing of their produce;

    (i) storing and carrying out some basic processing of their produce;

    (j) maintaining farm buildings, machinery and equipment;

    (k) delivering or marketing farm products;

    (l) performing related tasks;

    (m) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Farm worker, skilled/mixed-animal husbandry

  • Farmer, mixed-animal husbandry


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Department manager, production and operations/agriculture - 1221

  • General manager, agriculture - 1311

  • Labourer, farm - 9211

  • Managing director, enterprise/agriculture - 1210


   
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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.