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    Market-oriented crop and animal producers plan and carry out the necessary operations to grow and harvest field, tree and various other crops, as well as to breed, raise and tend animals and to produce a variety of animal husbandry products, for sale or delivery on a regular basis to wholesale buyers, marketing organisations or at markets.

    Tasks include -

    (a) determining kinds and amounts of crops to be grown and animals to be raised;

    (b) purchasing seeds, fertiliser, and other supplies;

    (c) renting or investing in land and land improvements, buildings, machinery, livestock and other animals;

    (d) performing operations such as land preparation, sowing, planting, cultivating and harvesting crops;

    (e) producing or buying fodder and other food supplies;

    (f) breeding, raising and tending animals;

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

    (h) storing and carrying out some basic processing of their produce:

    (i) maintaining farm buildings, machinery and equipment;

    (j) delivering or marketing farm products;

    (k) performing related tasks;

    (l) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Farm worker, skilled/mixed farming

  • Farmer, mixed farming

  • 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.