Farm Hands will cultivate soil, sow crops and control weeds by slashing, rotary hoeing or chemical spraying and will plant ground crops between rows of trees and bushes to control weeds and soil temperatures. They will construct wire trellises (frames) to support vines, berries and fruit. They will take part in harvesting operations using tractors, harvesters, forklifts and hand tools and will feed livestock and poultry. They will prepare milking machinery and assist with milking operations and will clean and sterilise farm equipment. They will clear away animal waste and hose out operational areas and will perform other tasks involved with the breeding and raising of livestock, such as shearing, dipping, branding, crutching, gelding, marking and assisting with artificial insemination. They will ride horses or motorbikes to muster sheep or cattle and will maintain and repair farm buildings, bores, fences, machinery, troughs, windmills and other equipment.
Avg Salary
Australia  $48,360 AUD
United Kingdom  £14,489 GBP
United States of America  $29,050 USD
New Zealand  $48,147 NZD
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