If you like working with horses then the horse breeding sector may interest you. Horse breeding involves the care, mating, raising, marketing and management of very valuable bloodstock. The horse breeding industry is spread throughout Australia and creates many dollars and career opportunities in both rural and urban communities. The annual breeding cycle of the industry enables Australian workers to obtain exciting opportunities in the northern hemisphere during the Australian off-season.
The skills and expertise of the Australian horse sector workforce are highly sought after overseas. The export of live horses is comparable in value with live cattle and sheep. Many go to New Zealand, Asia and South Africa.
The sector requires competent and skilled workers, including stable hands, strappers and farriers to care for horses, supervisors to oversee stud operations, and managers to run business operations.