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 prices
arrange transport of stock to saleyards
take prospective buyers to inspect properties for sale
assist with selecting livestock, as well as commercial and stud stock
value livestock and advise on different marketing options for stock
arrange the penning and auction of livestock
arrange clearing sales of machinery and plant equipment that is no longer required
advise and assist clients with the management of agricultural or pastoral companies, stock or farming problems
conduct sales of wool on behalf of clients, usually on a commission basis
sell a wide range of agricultural products, including chemicals used in farming and grazing enterprises
write reports on business transactions
arrange finance for the buying of livestock or property
act as agents for insurance companies
arrange 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
good organisational skills
good communication skills.