Farmers and related occupations cultivate arable crops, fruits and trees, and raise cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and other livestock for consumption.
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New workers start around £10500. Normal pay is £20250 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £32594.
Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
- Ensures good environmental practice is observed in all tasks.
- Maintains records of production, finance and breeding.
- Arranges for the sale of crops, livestock and other farm produce.
- Operates and maintains farm machinery such as combine harvesters, straw balers, milking machines and tractors.
- Undertakes farm maintenance tasks such as fencing, hedging, cleaning and building maintenance.
- Plants, propagates, sprays, fertilises and harvests field crops.
- Feeds and waters animals, takes responsibility for livestock health and welfare, treats minor ailments and calls vet if necessary.
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