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Featured Positions


Business Development Manager

Animal Health Australia (AHA), works to protect and improve animal health through partnerships with industries and governments which help keep Australia disease free, build the sustainability of our livestock industries and promote the humane use of animals for food, companionship, recreation and sport.

This newly designed Business Development Manager role will be responsible for building new opportunities in accordance with Board approved strategies leading to increased sustainable business and revenue and enhancing AHA’s reputation.  The successful applicant will be required to operate with energy, autonomy and integrity to generate business leads, and have a strong and extensive network across the broad agriculture sector.  An understanding of industry and governments, including science, international, lobby groups, RDCs and CRCs is essential to being successful in this role.

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Working Station Manager – NT

Gibson Grazing requires a Working Station Manager for Manners Creek in the Northern Territory.  Skills required are competent cattle handling, general vehicle and machinery maintenance, knowledge of bores and solar systems.  Strong communication skills are essential as is knowledge of safe work practices following OH&S guidelines.

This position would suit a couple as there is cooking, gardening and book keeping work available for a partner.

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Pen Rider – Wambo Feedlot

An experienced pen rider is required to join the livestock handling staff at Wambo, an expanding 12,000 SCU feedlot operation located 35km west of Dalby.  Your main responsibilities at the Feedlot will be drafting and moving cattle, and continual monitoring of cattle health.

The successful applicant will need to have proven experience in General livestock handling skills, Drafting and moving cattle, Ability to diagnose animal health symptoms and Competent horsemanship and riding skills.  You must be able to supply a minimum of 2 horses suitable for the position and own tack. Please note it is company policy that all horses entering Wambo Feedlot be Hendra Vaccinated.

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Project Manager – Profitable Grazing Systems

Meat & Livestock Australia Limited delivers marketing and research and development services for cattle, sheep and goat producers. The Profitable Grazing System (PGS) initiative is MLA’s flagship delivery adoption program, and the Project Manager – PGS will be responsible for managing and administering all aspects of the program as well as the coordination and management of the delivery leadership team, state coordinators and delivery network.

Additionally, you will establish and maintain strong quality controls to ensure a high standard of delivery performance and effectively monitor, evaluate and report on KPI’s and return on investment, and create opportunities for producers to engage in PGS directly or through feeder activities.

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Project Manager Innovation & Adoption

Meat & Livestock Australia Limited delivers marketing and research and development services for cattle, sheep and goat producers.  As a member of the Producer Consultation & Adoption team, the Project Manager – Innovation and Adoption will be responsible for driving the adoption and extension of R&D outcomes from MLA’s investments in Sustainable Feedbase.

They will develop adoption strategies that promote the sustainability and productivity of feedbase resources and improve the delivery of industry outcomes. Ideally candidates will have prior exposure to managing diverse projects and demonstrate a good working knowledge of the livestock sector.  Excellent project management, relationship management and communication skills are essential.

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Feedlot Operations Manager

John Dee Warwick Pty Ltd  is a proudly Australian owned industry leader, operating Yarranbrook – a 19,000 head capacity modern feedlot, located just 13kms South West of Inglewood.  A permanent salary position is available within this dynamic and progressive agribusiness for a hands on and commercially orientated Feedlot Operations Manager.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and leading a dedicated team, you will be responsible for managing daily feedlot operations including multiple livestock feeding programs, plant and equipment maintenance, water supply, feed milling and animal welfare/husbandry to enable the company to achieve its performance objectives.

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Executive General Manager – Northern Australia

This senior appointment is an opportunity to join one of Australia’s leading agribusinesses with more than forty specialist businesses operating across its network. They have a strong business platform which caters to the diverse needs of rural and regional Australia, and they are currently offering an opportunity for a commercially astute senior manager to provide leadership for their Northern Australia business units across northern NSW, QLD and NT.

Reporting to the MD & CEO and working as part of the executive team, you will drive growth and manage the strategic plan for the businesses in the region, including the management of 10 direct reports and approximately 400 employees across a broad range of disciplines to ensure business structure and performance is aligned to strategic goals and the delivery of commercial outcomes, including ROCE and EBITDA goals.

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Program Manager – Adoption

MLA delivers marketing and research and development services for cattle, sheep and goat producers, and its renewed strategic direction has created the opportunity for a Program Manager – Adoption to join their Producer Consultation & Adoption team.

Reporting to the General Manager, the Program Manager will lead a multi-faceted team that is responsible for driving the on-farm adoption of the latest R&D and innovations.  With a strong commercial understanding of production profit drivers, they will identify investment opportunities that will deliver profitability and productivity on-farm.  The successful candidate will have excellent analytical, critical thinking and communication skills.  With a strong agribusiness background, they will ideally have some experience working in the commercial sector.

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Kerwee Feedlot Positions

Kerwee Feedlot is a 20,200 head modern beef feedlot located at Jondaryan on the Darling Downs in south-east Queensland.  We specialise in long feeding programs, particularly Wagyu, and we currently have two positions available.  These are –

Feed Team Supervisor – The role will oversee the feeding and milling activities from commodity supply and handling to feed allocation and delivery. Reporting to the General Manger you will work in close collaboration with other team supervisors and be responsible for the performance of the feed team consisting of 6 reporting staff.

Maintenance Operator – The role involves the operation and maintenance of relevant feedlot machinery and our industry leading steam flaking mills and associated plant.  This position would be suited to a mechanically minded person who can work alone or in a group
to consistently achieve company benchmarks.

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Feedlot Leading Hand – Livestock Team

Australian Country Choice (ACC) is a proudly Australian owned and family operated industry leader, with an exciting leadership opportunity for a Leading Hand – Livestock at Brindley Park – a 21500 head capacity modern feedlot operation, located just 38kms north of Roma.

Reporting to the Livestock Manager you’ll be responsible for day to day supervision, task allocation and training of up to 10 stock hands, ensuring their safety and performance across a range of activities.  With demonstrated success as a team leader, proven horsemanship and cattle handling skills, you’ll thrive with ongoing development, leadership support and enjoy learning the specifics of ACC’s Intensive Feedlot operations in a rewarding team environment.

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Supply Chain Officer

Angus Australia is seeking a full-time Supply Chain Officer to join the Commercial Supply Chain team based in Armidale NSW.  The Commercial Supply Chain program engages with major participants in the beef supply chain to facilitate value adding initiatives for producers of Angus beef.

The successful applicant will assist to develop and strengthen relationships throughout the beef supply chain, along with the development and implementation of initiatives and education programs for producers of Angus beef. The Supply Chain Officer will also coordinate Angus breed verifications of branded Angus beef products with beef processors in Australia and New Zealand.

If you are energetic, self-motivated, affable, a team player, reliable and are passionate about the beef industry, then this could be a fantastic opportunity with an internationally respected business.

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Ladysmith Feedlot positions

Ladysmith Feedlot is a 6500 head cattle feedlot located just outside Ladysmith near Wagga Wagga in the NSW Riverina, and is currently seeking permanent fulltime staff in the following areas :

Maintenance – Routine pen cleaning and resurfacing/Road maintenance/General infrastructure, farm maintenance/Routine servicing and maintenance of all plant and machinery/Feed milling and feeding as part of a roster.

Milling and feeding hands – Processing of grain and commodities for inclusion in rations, Loading feed trucks to recipe, Feeding rations to pens, Pre-start maintenance of feeding plant and machinery/Cleanliness of loading and feeding.

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Feedlot positions

Rangers Valley Feedlot, on the Northern Tablelands of NSW, specialises in the production of high quality longfed beef. The operation combines a 33,000 head cattle feedlot, backgrounding and farming operation.  Several fulltime positions working on a roster have become available, these are –

Feedlot Maintenance – this fulltime position reports to the workshop supervisor with key duties being maintenance, repairs and upgrades of water infrastructure, cattle handling yard and pen repairs and fabrication.   Pen Rider – Key duties include monitoring cattle health and administration of health products, cattle handling (on foot and horse), cleaning and maintenance of water troughs, computer record keeping and quality control.

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Compliance Officer

A fulltime position has become available within the Iranda Beef team due to business growth. Iranda Beef has recently undergone a large scale expansion with a capacity of 15,000SCU and home to modern feeding and cattle handling facilities. Iranda is located 15km north of the township of Tintinara.  Reporting to the Feedlot Manager, the position of Compliance Officer covers all aspects of WHS, Environment, QA and WHS.

Preferred skills/ experience include – Relevant qualifications in a related discipline,  Advanced computer application and user skills,  Highly organised and detail oriented,  Strong communication and leadership skills and 2 years’ experience in relevant role.

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Domestic Sales Manager Southern

We have a rare opportunity for a knowledgeable and experienced Sales Manager to join our Southern business and continue to leverage and position our reputable Brands to penetrate current & new markets throughout Australia and New Zealand.

You will have extensive experience in the meat industry with a high level of product & technical knowledge across Beef & Smalls. Your systematic approach to business development (BD) and the sales process, coupled with your ability to differentiate and align our Brands with market opportunities will enable you to optimise revenues and product values across your portfolio.

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Feedlot Operations Manager

Angus Pastoral Co. is seeking to employ a Feedlot Operations Manager at Sondella Feedlot, located 60km north east of Moranbah.  This is an exciting opportunity to play a vital role producing finished livestock for EU and Grainfed beef markets.

Responsibilities include – daily ration mixing/feed delivery, bunk calls/animal nutrition and health monitoring, machinery maintenance, monitoring commodity levels, assist with induction and dispatch and assist with developing systems and reporting.  The ideal candidate will have ability to drive a tractor, care about cattle, basic computer skills and strong attention to detail.

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Station Hand – Oxley Station

Oxley Station is a cattle breeding and fattening business, running over 10,000 head of Angus and Angus cross cattle on 35,249 hectares, and is Paraway’s largest cattle property in NSW. We are currently seeking an experienced and self-motivated Station Hand to join a small dynamic team and grow as part of a progressive Australian agricultural company.

To be successful, you will have good communication skills, a positive attitude with a willingness to learn and be a team-player who is focused on safety.  Reporting to the Station Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for the day to day activities required for the efficient and effective operation of the property.

If you believe that you meet the above criteria then please apply by sending your resume to employment@parawaypastoral.com by 19 July 2017.

Outstation Manager – WA

Rawlinna Station is located on the western side of the Nullarbor in WA, four hours drive east of Kalgoorlie. The Outstation Manager reports directly to the Manager and is responsible for supporting the development and delivery of the livestock program, mentoring and training junior staff, service and maintenance of station plant and equipment, waters, fences and other ad-hoc duties as may become available.

The successful person will be hands-on and capable while being able to demonstrate current experience covering all aspects of sheep farming. An attractive salary package is on offer, negotiable and commensurate with experience. A comfortable, 3-bedroom homestead suitable for a couple or family, is available.

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Crop Assessors

The Crawford Agriculture team is the largest rural claims management consultancy in Australia.  Our people understand the land, agribusiness and the people involved. We are passionate about our involvement in agricultural claims.  The role would suit Agronomists and Crop Consultants, and Retired/retiring grain growers.

The role involves – Liaising with growers regarding their damaged crops, On-field assessment, Assessing potential yields and losses, and Seasonal work dependent on the weather patterns. We provide full in-field training and ongoing mentoring.

For further information call 1800 190 008 or email claims@crawfordagriculture.com.au

Animal Health Attendant – Feedlot

An opportunity has become available for an Animal Health Attendant to join our dynamic team based at Prime City Feedlot. Prime City is located 45km northwest of Griffith Southern NSW with a feeding capacity of 35,000 head. The position offers the opportunity for applicants to develop their cattle handling skills and join our Livestock team at our specialised Feedlot. This position requires a high attention to detail and strong communication skills.

Applicants should have previous livestock handling experience, strong commitment to animal welfare, health and nutrition and demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment.

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Property Operations Manager (Mixed Farming)

An experienced Property Manager is sought for a 10,000 ha family owned broadacre cropping and EU cattle fattening enterprise in the Maranoa region in Southern QLD. Tasks and responsibilities of the role include: Overall management of the farm and cropping program and working closely with the Management Board, advisors and consultants to develop and implement on‐farm strategies and deliver optimum returns.

The successful candidate will have strong managerial and admin. skills, ability to implement WHS&E practices and foster a strong health and safety culture, experience in cattle fattening/animal husbandry and broadacre cropping experience.  Relevant tertiary qualifications will be looked upon favourably as would mechanical skills.

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Head Stockperson

Teys Australia Lakes Creek, Rockhampton,  wishes to employ a Head Stockperson who will work within the plant based livestock team and assist the Livestock Manager in daily operations on site, and provide professional services and workmanship towards the on-plant management of all livestock arriving on site.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate their ability to meet all responsibilities and requirements which include : demonstrate and administer correct WH&S standards and animal welfare procedures, leading a small team, diagnosis of animal health and compliance with Teys Australia guidelines.

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Farm Manager – Liverpool Plains

Our client is part of a leading global agricultural organisation with over 100 years hands-on experience driving on-farm performance. The role of Farm Manager will be responsible for the performance and management of the mixed farming operation on the Liverpool Plains.

The position will lead the development of all production strategies, budgets, forecasts, and capital expenditure programs to ensure that the ongoing profitability and sustainability of the business.  The ideal candidate will possess a detailed understanding or mixed farming operations. They will demonstrate excellent communication and people management skills. A comprehensive understanding of the livestock and grain marketing is considered essential.

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Livestock Leading Hand

JBS Australia’s Caroona Feedlot is a 24,000 head capacity feedlot situated on the Liverpool Plains, 35km west of Quirindi, North West NSW.  We are currently seeking a dynamic, reliable, efficient and enthusiastic individual to become a Leader to our Animal Health team on a full time basis as a Livestock Leading Hand.

Reporting to the Livestock Forepersons and Supervisor, the Leading Hand is an integral part of the Livestock team and will require someone who can follow procedures, problem solve quickly and communicate effectively with various people across all levels and teams.  You will have leadership experience, proven horsemanship skills, understanding of cattle health and drivers of performance, and moderate computer abilities.

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Territory Manager – Central NSW

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader that specialises in the manufacture and marketing of animal nutrition products. As Territory Manager, your role will be to increase and drive sales by partnering with rural retailers throughout your region. Your success will be achieved through your focus on forming solid relationships and your ability to maintain both existing accounts and development of new business opportunities.

Ideal candidate will have considerable experience in a similar role with a strong rural background as you will be in regular contact with livestock producers and industry stakeholders. Good knowledge and experience in the animal nutrition and/or stockfeed industries will be an advantage. Tertiary qualifications will be viewed favourably.

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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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