Mixed Farming

Many of our host families operate mixed farming enterprises.  These placements are diverse and there are so many aspects of farming involved ranging from crop and beef, beef and sheep, crop and dairy, crop and sheep with some even having crop and horticulture mixed.

These placements range from 250 hectares to several thousand hectares and require a medium to high level of responsibility for agricultural trainees.

Sheep work includes working in shearing sheds, feeding, drenching, moving stock and maintenance of watering systems.

Cattle work ranges from feeding and checking cattle to branding, dipping, drenching, dehorning, weaning and mustering.

Crop duties include tractor driving, operating boom spray, chaser bin driving and driving combine harvester (this is dependent on how much experience you have).

Dairy consists of milking, feeding, tractor operation, stock management and farm maintenance.