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Farm manager

Looks after the daily planning, organisation, supervision and administration of activities on farm estates.

Farm managers are employed to manage and carry out duties associated with the day-to-day and long-term management of large commercial farms. It is their responsibility to ensure that the farm runs efficiently and profitably. Their day-to-day activities will depend on the type of farm being managed:

  • Livestock (animals)
  • Arable (crops)
  • Mixed (animals and crops).

Work activities

  • Planning the running of the farm
  • Setting budgets and production targets
  • Buying and selling animals or produce
  • Keeping records of livestock and/or crops and financial records
  • Recruiting, training and supervising staff
  • On smaller farms, doing practical work such as looking after livestock, driving tractors and other machinery, spreading fertiliser and harvesting crops.