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Featured Positions


Sales Agronomist

Based in North Queensland, this role requires you to provide agronomic services to existing and new clients encompassing an area from Townsville to Richmond, and achieve annual sales and earning objectives.  Reporting to the Branch Manager, this role will work with other team members within the Branch and will liaise with persons from all across the business and other relevant stakeholders.

Selection criteria include : Proven sales track record and previous experience in an agronomy role; Superior understanding of products, seasonal timing and general agronomy disciplines;  Possess an understanding of agriculture products;  Understanding your clients’ current and future needs, the region and our competitors.  A qualification in an agricultural or related business discipline will be highly regarded.

Click here for  full position description and application details.

Kitchen Positions – Norman Hotel

The Norman Hotel is growing and we are looking for 2 senior kitchen staff members – Head Chef and Sous Chef – to join our great team.  Would you like to work at Brisbane’s worst vegetarian restaurant led by Frank Correnti who has been one of Australia’s leading beef specialists for the last 18 years?

Are you passionate and would like to increase your knowledge and work with the leading beef brands?  We are a consistently 4+ star rated venue because of the great Norman team and we are looking for people who want to share in our success.

Click here for more information and application details.

Head Stockman – Magowra

Magowra Station is located in QLD’s Gulf Country near Normanton, and is a breeding property producing turn-off stock for internal company movements and external markets. The successful applicant must be WELL experienced in cattle husbandry skills with full knowledge and ability to work to industry best practices and able to work within structured work programs with good computer skills.

You will be responsible under the direction of the Station Manager for the following:  Supervising / performing effective and timely livestock management and recording; Maintaining safety requirements; Managing and supervising staff; Maintaining and improving station facilities and assets.

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Davenport Downs

Davenport Downs and its outstation Springvale, is Paraway’s biggest property, and the largest cattle station in Queensland.  The aggregation forms a 1.5 million hectare bullock fattening operation with the capacity to carry over 29,000 head.

Current employment opportunities include:  Headstockperson / Experienced Station Hand / Office Assistant.  Remuneration will be commensurate with experience. For a more detailed role description please contact Davenport Downs Station Manager, Ross Myhill on (07) 4657 3033.

Further information can be found at: http://www.paraway.com.au/careers/employment-application/  

Graduate / Station Hand – King Island

Are you a Graduate looking to grow into an Overseer role?  Then this is the job for you….  The TRT Pastoral Group owns and operates pastoral interests in NSW, VIC and TAS, and the King Island aggregation is a 6,780ha beef operation calving 7,000 Angus cows, targeting the feeder steer and premium grass-fed market.

This is a very real opportunity to acquire a depth of skills, knowledge and on the job training and mentoring in beef production.  The successful applicants will be self-starters who take pride in their work with good communication / organisational skills. Experience with cattle, Tertiary training and good computer skills are highly desirable, as would experience or knowledge of cell or techno grazing systems.

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Plant Manager – Regional QLD

Thomas Borthwick & Sons (Borthwicks) is one of the long-established names in the Australian export meat industry and this is a great opportunity to join a leading producer and exporter of beef and beef co-products based in in Mackay.

Reporting directly to the General Manager the position is responsible for the day to day operational excellence of the plant, overseeing the multi-disciplined team across production, engineering, safety and planning, whilst running projects to implement the network’s strategic plan. Accountability will be to provide high level leadership to ensure product is processed to specification, meets quality and hygiene standards and is despatched on time and within budget in an environment of positive continuous improvement in plant performance and efficiency.

Click here for full position description, application details and contact for further information.

Manager – People & Culture

Harmony Agriculture and Food Company is a grower and supplier of food to domestic and international markets,  and we are looking for a People & Culture Manager who will provide both strategic and operational expertise to the CEO, Executive Leadership team, and employees on all people related matters including performance and talent management, organisational design and development, engagement, reward and recognition, HR Systems and reporting and change management.

You will be required to act as a trusted advisor and HR business partner to Management by designing and delivering solutions to address business, commercial and people related matters, so we expect you to be an experienced and efficient leader with excellent people skills and exemplary work ethic.

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Export Sales Manager – Beef Processing

H W Greenham & Sons Pty Ltd is a family owned private company operating in the red meat sector.  The company has beef processing facilities located at Tongala and Moe in Victoria and Smithton in Tasmania where the highly regarded Cape Grim Beef brand is produced.  Reporting to the Sales Manager and Managing Director of Sales, the position is based at our head office in Port Melbourne with travel to our processing facilities an ongoing requirement.

You will be responsible for but not limited to: negotiating and handling sales and inventory turnover across a range of products and markets, gathering market intelligence, improving product specifications and returns and new business development. Are you confident, have excellent attention to detail and ready to take your sales career to the next level? If so, get on board with Greenham.

Click here for full position description and application details.

Overseer – WA

Position vacant for an overseer for a cattle  backgrounding and irrigation operation three hours north of Perth WA.  The position would ideally suit a working couple.

Applicant must have Cattle experience and some mechanical knowledge.  Centre Pivot experience an advantage.  Top remuneration and facilities

Contact Brent 0419 472 561.


Breed Development Officer

Angus Australia is seeking a full time Breed Development Officer.  Based in Armidale, NSW, this position is responsible for providing support and education to seedstock and commercial Angus breeders in the application of genetic improvement technologies, such as Angus BREEDPLAN EBVs, genomics and mate allocation software.

Applicants will be assessed on their suitability based on the following criteria:  Relevant tertiary qualifications; Knowledge of beef breeding and genetic improvement technology; Experience in delivery of innovative education programs; Experience in development of educational material for media and web delivery; and Written and verbal communications skills.

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Communications Officer

Angus Australia is seeking a full time Communications Officer.  Based in Armidale, NSW, this position is responsible for creating and implementing communication strategies to promote and enhance the value of Angus.

Selection criteria include: Relevant tertiary qualifications; Proven communications experience; Highly developed written/oral communications skills; Experience with content management systems in the delivery and maintenance of website and eNewsletters and administering social media platforms; Experience in development of educational material for media and web delivery; and Interest and experience in the beef industry.

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Sales & Nutrition Representative

Stocklick Trading is a leading manufacturer and distributor of dry lick and molasses blended products throughout Northern Australia and is seeking applications for a Sales & Nutrition Representative. This is a full time salaried position based in Charters Towers with company vehicle and resources provided.

If you have a rural background with experience in animal health and nutrition and are familiar with the grazing industry in central Queensland then this is the job for you. You will have a strong sales background and be keen to continue to grow the business in an established territory which has lots of growth potential.

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Operations Manager – CQLX

An exciting career opportunity exists for an experienced Operations Manager at the Central Queensland Livestock Exchange (CQLX) located at Gracemere.  We are looking for a motivated Operations Manager to join our team to manage the day to day operations of the Livestock Exchange facilities.

The Operations Manager leads a team in the delivery of business operations and services, facility management and maintenance, finance management, ensuring compliance with WH&S relevant industry legislation and practices.

For a full copy of the position description and more information on how to apply, please visit our website at www.aamig.com.au/about/careers 

Overseer – Julia Creek QLD

We are looking for somebody to live full time on Caiwarra Station, a  45,000 acres station 45kms west of Julia Creek QLD.  Duties will be to check waters and cattle, keep the garden, check and fix any required fences, possibly put out lick, clean troughs and generally maintain the property.

Essential Criteria –  Stock and station experience, must be self-motivated; Sound knowledge and experience in all aspects of property maintenance; Must have or obtain an ABN Number.  A 2 bedroom fully furnished Air-Conditioned house with Board and Beef supplied.

Please apply to anna@annabrown.com.au  Anna Brown :0427644527

Member Services Officer (MSO)

The Australian Wagyu Association is a member-based company that represents the interests of Wagyu cattle breeders and supply chain partners within Australia but also internationally. The organisation is expanding with membership estimated to grow at 10% pa and registrations at 20% pa.

The MSO will assist in delivering the Goal of Product Improvement through assisting with all aspects of membership establishment, animal registration and performance data loading.  They will work closely with AWA stakeholders and will be responsible for all aspects of membership establishment and maintenance and all aspects of registration services.

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Business Intelligence Analyst

A proudly Queensland brand, Mort & Co was first established in 1843. Today the Mort & Co team has grown to become one of the largest managers of feedlot cattle within Australia.

We are looking for a Business Intelligence Analysist to join our team. This is a newly created position based in Toowoomba head office and will report to the Chief Financial Officer. You will be responsible for increasing Mort & Co.’s internal capacity in identifying, developing, testing and delivering information system enhancements.

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Executive Officer – NTLEA

The NTLEA is a highly respected, key industry association dedicated to its membership with the position of Executive Officer reporting to the Board. The successful applicant will provide professional management of an independent office working closely with the Territory and Commonwealth Governments, industry stakeholders and the general community representing this major Northern Territory business sector.

The Executive Officer NTLEA will represent and advocate its industry vision with clarity and confidence enhancing the Association’s value.  An attractive salary package will be negotiated commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Livingstone Beef Production Manager

AACo is seeking a Production Manager to oversee the daily operations of the Livingstone Beef Processing Facility. We are looking for an individual with proven operational management, decision making abilities and result driven who can lead a team to reach the company’s Vision, Promise and objectives.

Selection criteria include:  Excellent understanding of sound HR Practises, Risk Management procedures, WHS Quality Assurance,  HACCP, GMP’s WHS, and lean management principals;  Proven experience of developing relationships of mutual respect with all team members; Ability to work in a high pace environment and proactively manage conflicting priorities.  Applicants will previous Meat Industry and Food Manufacturing industry experience will be highly regarded.

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Stockperson – Roma QLD

A progressive breeding & fattening Cattle Station has a full-time position for an energetic experienced Stockperson in our Stock Team.  We value skills in – Sound cattle husbandry; Basic station maintenance; Mustering using horses; QA & WH&S commitment.  Working horses & working dogs only are welcome.  HR licence an advantage.

Comfortable air cond single accom. and  Keep is provided with meals prepared.    Good conditions, and close to services, with wage negotiable relative to skills.  Send resume & refs to – fax 07 4623 0242  or email – aowake@bigpond.net.au

For further information – call Manager before 7.30 in evenings, on 4623 0272

Overseer – Port Hedland WA

Warrawagine Cattle Co. is looking for an Experienced Overseer (married or single) to oversee our cattle backgrounding property in the East Pilbara Region of WA.  Responsibilities include:  oversee staff, work plans; maintain records for livestock information system; oversee purchasing;  complete a detailed monthly report.

Selection criteria include:  excellent time management and communication skills; excellent animal husbandry skills; sound knowledge/experience in all aspects of property maintenance; promote and manage best practice in animal welfare and quality assurance.

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Director of Business Development – Animal Safety

GeneSeek AustralAsia is currently seeking a Director of Business Development – Animal Safety. Responsibilities include the oversight of the development of the Animal Safety market in Australia and New Zealand; from beginning to end business development including strategic plans, sales, marketing, new product ideas, service line extensions and financial performance.

Selection criteria include:  a thorough understanding of local regulations related to any registrations required for our Biosecurity product line and path to manufacture locally; Bachelor’s degree in a life sciences discipline or 5+ years’ Business to Business project and product management experience; international exp. (at least 2 years); knowledge of animal protein/livestock industry.

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Feed Systems Manager

Five Star Beef, owned by ANZCO Foods which is one of NZ’s largest exporters, is based near Ashburton and is the only large scale commercial cattle feedlot in New Zealand producing high quality grain finished beef.  We are looking for a Feed Systems Manager with the capability of implementing strategies and programmes to secure, store, and prepare the required feeds over 40,000 cattle per annum.

To be successful you will have:  Experience in the agricultural industry and preferably involvement in farmer supply relationships; The ability to implement procurement strategies in conjunction with the feedlot requirements; A proven ability to develop relationships with stakeholders and company personnel; Excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to manage people.

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Stockperson – Feedlot

A position has opened for a Stockperson at Whaka Feedlot located at Moola, 35km NE Dalby.  Modern cattle handling facilities.  Stockperson will work on a roster system.  Horse & tack will be required.

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Working Manager – CQ

Working Manager required for an aggregation of three well improved Central Queensland cattle properties.  The herd comprises quality Droughtmaster breeders (EU) and purchased steers.

A comfortable four bedroom house is provided which is close to schools and amenities.

Apply with references to – rhalliwell1@bigpond.com


Head of Pastoral Operations

In 1824 AACo was established as a land development company, and today is a world leading producer of beef and agricultural products and Australia’s largest beef producer. Reporting directly to the CEO and and a key member of the Executive Team, the Head of Pastoral Operations is directly responsible for driving performance of AACo’s breeding, backgrounding and feedlot operations across QLD and NT.

This critical position will also align with a skill set prepared to challenge the norm, look outside the square and challenge senior management about the future and what it could look like, whilst leading the continuous evaluation and improvement of all pastoral assets, including people, livestock and property, to deliver against strategy.

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General Manager – Livingstone Beef

AACo is Australia’s largest beef producer,  and in 2014 it commissioned Livingstone Beef, a state of the art beef processing plant south of Darwin which is an integral component to the integrated AACo supply chain in close proximity to export markets.  In this newly created role, reporting directly to the CEO and a member of the Executive Team, you will be responsible for the end to end performance and cultural strength of the Livingstone Beef business.

Responsibilities will encompass all Northern activities, from livestock supply through to sales, developing and supporting a customer focussed, highly collaborative culture which drives outstanding performance.  This is a rare opportunity in Australian agribusiness – to play a crucial role in the success of the company’s Northern supply chain, along with its external brand as a great place to work and do business with.

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Grader Driver – Magowra

Experienced Grader Driver required for Magowra Station.

Grader Operator must be experienced with sound mechanical skills for the machine and accompanying equipment and vehicles to be able to regularly service and maintain the machinery.  Relevant Licences essential for the position.  Single A/C accommodation provided.

Forward Resumes to:


Road Train Driver -Magowra QLD

Applicants must have a current MC licence, experience in carting of cattle and good cattle handling skills.  Must be able to service and maintain the road train unit.

Single a/c accommodation is provided

Forward resumes to :  recruitment@westerngrazing.com.au


Farm Manager – SE QLD

Located near Beaudesert, we are a family owned business focused on international growth in its Wagyu cattle genetics and domestic breeding program. Recent growth in this program has seen the need arise for a skilled Farm Manager to join and manage our small team. This is a hands-on position accountable for the day-to-day running of the farm incl. everything from cropping, fencing, cattle work, marketing to cattle semen and embryos flushing and or insemination.

Skills and experience required – genetic and genomic analysis together with concentrated breeding skills; solid business acumen fully conversant in farm accounting and relevant computer farm based programs; a background in cattle breeding is essential, we are rapidly extending our genetic embryo and straw programs so a solid knowledge in this field also is non-negotiable; good horsemanship skills, preferably with own horses and dogs; experience working with Wagyu or other high-end breeds in a similar role.

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Leading Overseer

Paraway’s Cooinbil operation covers approximately 89,000 hectares in the Riverina district, of NSW. The property joins over 35,000 Merino ewes, as well as running trade cattle.  Reporting to the Station Manager the Leading Overseer will lead a small team and coordinate the day to day running of a Merino sheep breeding enterprise which has the carrying capacity of up to 120,000 DSE in the peak of the season.

This position will involve leading a small team with all aspects of livestock husbandry and property maintenance. Owning working dogs and confidence with motorbikes will be an advantage.  The successful applicant will need to demonstrate: excellent Merino sheep husbandry skills; a sound understanding of pasture management; effective communication and organisational skills; basic business reporting and computer abilities; a modern and diligent approach to WH&S.

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Experienced Livestock Buyer – SA

We are looking for an experienced buyer in South Australia to procure cattle for our abattoirs in Victoria and Tasmania. This is a new position to cover Southeast South Australia and Victoria’s Western district.  Our buyers work directly with farmers either at the farm gate or through a network of live weight buying centres to supply high quality beef products to both the domestic market and internationally.

Apart from a good eye for cattle of all types and demonstrated buying experience, excellent people skills are required. As part of our buying team you will be expected to maintain and foster the strong relationships we enjoy with our farmer supply network and agencies.

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Assistant Manager

We are seeking an energetic, self-motivated working couple to fill the position of Assistant Manager for Corfield Downs Pastoral, which is a 60,000 hectare operation, located 100km north of Winton. Generally carrying in excess of 10,000 trade cattle where we target live export and the southern feedlot markets.  The role of this position will be to manage the day to day running of the property (incl. general maintenance, fencing and water runs).

Applicants should be confident, knowledgeable and experienced with pasture management, mustering and processing large mobs of cattle (up to 3,000 head).  You must have an aptitude for adopting new processes and adhere to a strong WHS and animal welfare working environment.  Driver’s licence is a prerequisite for the role.

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Graduate Program Opportunities

Teys Australia Naracoorte facility based in the Coonawarra wine district in South Australia is offering candidates the opportunity to apply for our Graduate Program, in Quality Assurance and Production/Quality Control.

The people we are looking for will need to be: Fit, energetic and motivated to learn all aspects of the meat industry; Excellent communicators, highly motivated & enthusiastic; Willing to work in a team environment; Have high attention to detail and be customer focused; Proficient in the use of computer systems and software applications; Willing to relocate as part of the graduate program ; Participation in ICMJ programs would be desirable.

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Livestock Manager

This position will give you complete management responsibility for a herd of approx. 2000 cattle (principally Wagyu) and is located at Yeppoon in Central QLD.  Reporting to the Company’s Grazing Director, you will also communicate with senior management and have the opportunity to work with a Japanese Wagyu expert and advance your Wagyu knowledge to industry leadership standard.

The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar role and responsibilities include:  care and maintenance of machinery/vehicles; good horsemanship skills; management of staff/training, preparation of budgets, management of OH&S program.

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Marketing Communications Specialist

An exciting opportunity exists to join one of the largest and most innovative Precision Agriculture providers in Australia as a Marketing Communications Specialist.  In this new role, and in conjunction with the Marketing Manager, you will develop and implement innovative strategies to drive awareness, engagement and customer advocacy across all customer segments.

Required skills include:  Marketing degree or similar (relevant experience will be considered); An understanding of agriculture and ability to communicate with stakeholders; proven creative writing experience.  Design content development tools experience and web management experience would be highly regarded, as would photography/videography experience and understanding of SEO, Google AdWords and Analytics.
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Cropping Supervisor – Moree

Ceres Agricultural Company is one of Australia’s leading fully integrated agricultural companies operating across NSW. We require an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to join our team at our Brudle Park properties based at Moree NSW – CROPPING SUPERVISOR

We are looking for applicants who have had experience in all aspects of dryland cropping. Key responsibilities/accountabilities include:  daily supervision of staff and operations; organise/manage general farm and equipment; carry out duties in line with company WH&S policies; and a range of operations as directed by the Cropping Manager.

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Station Hand

Family operated cattle business located on bitumen 25 km from Boulia has a full-time position available for an experienced, self- motivated, reliable, and honest stationhand.

Experience is required in all aspects of station work incl. low stress cattle management, maintenance of waters and fencing, operation and maintenance of station plant and mustering by motor bike.

Work available for partner.

Please email application with referees to: samsq9@gmail.com

Skilled Meat Workers and Knife Hands

Harvey Beef is Western Australia’s largest beef exporter, with state of the art meat processing facilities in the South West town of Harvey, employing a workforce in excess of 500.

Harvey Beef has embarked on an exciting period of improvement and change within the business and we currently seek Skilled Beef Boners, Slicers, Slaughter Persons, Butchers and Knife Hands to work in our Boning Room and or Slaughterfloor.

Click here for position details and how to apply.

Boners, slicers, butchers

JBS Dinmore is Hiring NOW! Our Dinmore plant, located near Ipswich is currently seeking Labourers, Boners, Slicers and Butchers.

This is a great opportunity to enter a career at the ground floor with endless opportunity; it’s up to you how far you go. This a great chance to earn good money. Join this dynamic, safety conscious, energetic team and make your 2018 a year to remember.

Interested? Resumes should be forwarded to: EmploymentDinmore@jbssa.com.au or drop it off at the guard house.

Experienced Slaughterman : Beef & Lamb

Our company develops processing technology for the red meat industry, as well as providing ongoing customer support and consulting services. We are seeking a highly skilled slaughterman to assist with training our clients’ plant personnel in the operation and methodology of our processing systems.

The position involves interaction with plant floor workers, supervisors & foremen with regard to the proper execution of work instructions developed for each unique installation. Selection criteria include:  minimum 10 years’ experience in the meat processing industry, ability to travel and be on the road periodically, strong communications and interpersonal skills and a thorough understanding of humane practices in animal handling.

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Meat Process Workers

Thomas Foods International, located at Murray Bridge SA, is one of Australia’s premium meat processing companies.  We are currently looking for beef/lamb/mutton Boners, Slicers, and Slaughterers and general labourers (skilled & non-skilled workers).

The key skills required for these roles include boning, slicing, slaughtering, and live stock handling – a forklift licence would be an advantange but not essential.  We offer comprehensive on the job training and  traineeship programs and this is an opportunity if you are looking for a well-rewarded career.

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Meat Processing Staff

AACo is searching for keen and enthusiastic skilled Trades People and follow-on Labourers to contribute to the success of our Beef Processing facility in Livingstone, 50km from Darwin CBD.   Previous experience in meat processing is not required, but would be an advantage, however we are offering on-going training and up-skilling programs for successful candidates of all skill levels.

As a successful candidate you will be highly reliable and take pride in your safe work practices, show a high level of integrity, honesty and respect at all times and look for opportunities to continuously learn and improve your skills.

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