Farm Workers

Farm workers perform a variety of tasks, by hand and machine, to produce and harvest crops and to breed and rear cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry.

Entry Reqirements

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Typical Tasks

  • Carries out maintenance on farm buildings, hedges, ditches and erects and repairs fences.
  • Catches, moves, and handles livestock, including in preparation for transport.
  • Treats minor ailments, delivers vaccinations and other medicines under the direction of the veterinary surgeon, and assists the veterinary surgeon as required.
  • Cleans barns, sheds, pens, yards, incubators and breeding units and sterilises milking and other equipment as necessary.
  • Weighs and measures foodstuffs, feeds animals and checks them for any signs of disease.
  • Cultivates growing crops by hoeing, spraying and thinning as necessary.
  • Operates farm machinery to prepare soil, fertilise and treat crops.

Desired Skills

Active Learning, Mathematics, Learning Strategies, Critical Thinking, Monitoring, Active Listening, Science, Writing, Speaking, Reading Comprehension

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