A large number of livestock farmers have some type of off-farm employment. Working off-farm for a large portion of the day is challenging. Making sure all livestock are fed and checked before you leave the farm in the morning and doing it all over again in the evening time after work is straightforward. However, if something goes wrong or an animal is sick, your plans for the day can be thrown up in the air. This is especially the case if you have poor handling facilities.

If issues on the farm leave you late for work regularly it might have a negative impact on your career – not all managers will be understanding.