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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.

More about this Career

Average Salary


New workers start around £7852. Normal pay is £17998 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £30463.



Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily 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.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Active Learning


  • Mathematics


  • Learning Strategies


  • Critical Thinking


  • Monitoring


  • Active Listening


  • Science


  • Writing


  • Speaking


  • Reading Comprehension


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