Stock and station agents advise and represent farmers and graziers in business transactions such as the buying and selling of livestock, wool, fertiliser, farming and grazing land, equipment and merchandise.
Duties & Tasks
Stock and station agents may perform the following tasks:study market trends and pricesarrange transport of stock to saleyardstake prospective buyers to inspect properties for saleassist with selecting livestock, as well as commercial and stud stockvalue livestock and advise on different marketing options for stockarrange the penning and auction of livestockarrange clearing sales of machinery and plant equipment that is no longer requiredadvise and assist clients with the management of agricultural or pastoral companies, stock or farming problemsconduct sales of wool on behalf of clients, usually on a commission basissell a wide range of agricultural products, including chemicals used in farming and grazing enterpriseswrite reports on business transactionsarrange finance for the buying of livestock or propertyact as agents for insurance companiesarrange private sales between sellers and buyers.
Stock and station agents usually travel a lot by car, work long hours and are often required to contact clients during the evening.
- interested in the rural industry able to take initiative self-motivation good organisational skills good communication skills.