Stock and Station Agent

Stock and Station Agents serve the agricultural community. They advise and represent farmers in business transactions pertaining to livestock, wool, fertiliser, farm equipment and rural property.

Duties and tasks

  • Advises clients in the management of their property, equipment and livestock
  • Arranges finances for the buying of livestock or property
  • Arranges transport of stock to auctions
  • Catalogues items for sale
  • Negotiates private sales between sellers and buyers
  • Sells agricultural supplies
  • Studies market trends and current prices

Skills required

  • Accurately interpret market reports
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good people skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong communication skills

Working conditions

Stock and Station Agents usually spend a lot of their time travelling to meet with their clients. They must be willing to work long hours and be available to contact clients during the evenings with updates and answers to questions that they might have.

Professional associations / Industry information

The Australian Livestock & Property Agents Association (ALPA)

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