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Crop and livestock management – Everything you need to know

The job of those in agriculture never stops. These people work side by side with Mother Nature to bring crops and animals to fruition in a safe, healthy and efficient way. 

With so many pathways within the agriculture and farming sector, it can be hard to know where to look for guidance. However, My Learning Online is on hand to help.

In this blog we are going to take a look at some of our farm management courses, which are tailored by industry professionals and will provide you with all the knowledge and skills you will need in order to manage crops and livestock.

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Livestock Management

Our Livestock Management course has been designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work within the Agricultural sector, specifically in a position pertaining to regional Livestock management.

A perfect choice for those wanting to enter a popular and well-paid agricultural job, this course will highly benefit individuals who meet the following criteria: 

  • You’re interested in acquiring the knowledge necessary to successfully operate a commercial livestock enterprise
  • You’re looking to upskill your current knowledge in regard to pasture management and animal health
  • You’re looking to make an entrance into the industry 

And it’s not just for beginners, it is also an ideal course for professionals currently employed in the agricultural sector who want to develop their practice and take their career to the next level.

Livestock Managers work in the livestock industry (whether that be beef cattle, dairy, sheep, poultry or pig farming) and are involved in duties such as: 

  • animal husbandry
  • animal disease
  • insect monitoring
  • planning animal nutritional programs
  • low-stress stock handling
  • pasture renovation and management
  • maintenance of land and water systems
  • monitoring animal health
  • providing veterinary medicines to stock
  • general farm management and operations

The key areas of knowledge addressed in the course relate to livestock management in conventional pastoral systems in Australia, with a strong focus on developing the skills necessary to analyse and monitor different animal health issues, pastoral growth constraints and several different management structures for livestock systems, as well as the processes involved with the planning of year to year on-farm operations.

Whether you are seeking progression within the livestock management industry, looking to get a competitive edge in job applications, or whether you work in other agricultural sectors and want to move up a level, this course is a brilliant all-rounder for those aiming for a management role.

Duties of a livestock manager infographic

Farm Management

Farming and Agriculture are massive industries across Australia and boast lucrative job opportunities for those people not afraid to roll up their sleeves.

Our Farm Management course will equip you with the skills necessary to secure yourself farm work and even progress onto a farm management role or start your very own business – the world is your oyster!

Our farm management course is especially ideal for anyone looking to progress their current agricultural career further and reach new heights in the world of farming.

You will learn how to: 

  • handle business financials
  • manage risk and human resources in relation to farms
  • implement sustainable farming practices

An agricultural science degree is a big commitment, so whetting your appetite with an online agriculture course is the perfect first step to help you tackle University with confidence.

Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture

With the state of the natural world and climate as it is today, the demand for organic produce has boomed over recent years, and supermarkets from Australia to England now devoting significant shelf space to organic produce, and organic certification schemes have emerged and flourished.

Organic farming works with nature, rather than against it. It recognises the fact that nature has many complex processes which interact to control pests, diseases and weeds, and to regulate the growth of plants.

Sustainability in Agriculture has become increasingly important in recent times. It is no longer sufficient to just be productive, and the cost of production is no longer just thought of in terms of money. The environmental resources of a farm, as well as the financial, must not deteriorate if a farm is to continue to exist into the future.

If you are passionate about new and innovative ways of farming to create a more sustainable practice and future for our planet, then our Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture course could be the perfect course for you.


Our course in agronomy will teach you the skills and supply you with the appropriate knowledge to tackle both supporting roles and even move up to farm management.

Those who will thrive on this course are those who are interested in operating a successful agricultural business/farming enterprise, for those looking to upskill their current knowledge in regard to farm management and for individuals looking to take their first steps into the industry.

The term Agriculturalist can be applied to a broad range of professions, ranging from: 

  • crop agronomy
  • livestock and pasture management
  • farming
  • farm management and farmhand work
  • agricultural real estate sales
  • marketing
  • regional sales management 

Agriculturists often have cross-functional skills and have the ability to work in several different arms in the agricultural sector. The future of Australian agriculture is bright, and individuals can use their skills and knowledge to tailor a career to their personal liking!

In this course, we cover the overall strategic planning and business management of Australian farming businesses, broadacre agronomy and agricultural marketing, with a strong focus on developing the skills and knowledge necessary to either run or play a supporting role in farm management, as well as in a commercial agricultural business.

Crop and livestock management - online courses infographic

Want to get started?

One of the most beneficial things you can do to boost your career in the agriculture sector is to find a course tailored to your specific interests. Here at My Learning Online we offer a structured learning environment in which to access all the skills you will need to pursue your chosen career, and lead you in the right direction for business and employment opportunities. 

Enrolling on one of our comprehensive agriculture courses or farming courses will give you a flying start in your land-cultivation career. Studying online gives you the freedom and flexibility to learn in a familiar environment, working to suit the demands of your schedule and lifestyle.

All of our courses come with a downloadable brochure, providing more information on course content and modules, assessments, online learning and tutor support. 

If you have any questions about enrolling in one of our agriculture and farming courses, our course consultants are on hand to guide and advise you, getting you to where you need to be.

Learn how to make your farm the envy of all in the land with an Agriculture and Farming course with My Learning Online.


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