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Featured Positions


Assistant Farm Manager

The Minderoo Group established Harvest Road based on our belief in Australia’s ability to supply sustainable, high quality and ethically grown agri-food products. Harvest Road is seeking an experienced Irrigated Farm Leading Hand with an appreciation for rural and remote living to join our team based at Minderoo Station, located on the Ashburton River near Onslow.

Responsibilities include – daily maintenance/operation of water infrastructure, carry out all aspects of forage/hay production and operational duties of horticultural production, adhere to Operational Program/quality management requirements and maintain quality records, carry out all farming duties demonstrating a strong commitment to safe work practices at all times.

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Horticultural Manager

The Minderoo Group established Harvest Road based on our belief in Australia’s ability to supply sustainable, high quality and ethically grown agri-food products. Harvest Road is seeking an experienced Horticulture Manager with an appreciation for rural and remote living to join our team based at Minderoo Station, located on the Ashburton River near Onslow.  Minderoo Station is a greenfields horticultural site with existing centre pivot irrigation and expansion of an area of drip irrigation.

This role provides an excellent opportunity to work autonomously on a greenfields project while having access to high quality technical backup within business.   Selection criteria include – extensive experience in vegetable and fodder production, experience managing a team to deliver results, strong commercial acumen and excellent communication skills.

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AuctionsPlus Positions

Exciting opportunities exist at the Sydney CBD office for a number of roles to join our passionate and expanding team in reshaping the livestock sector. Australia’s largest livestock marketplace, AuctionsPlus is passionate about change, technology as an enabler, animal welfare and has genuine vision to shape the livestock industry of the future.

We are a friendly, high performance and diverse team and we are recruiting for the following roles – Junior Graphic Designer / Advertising – Sales / Market Operator.  If you enjoy new technologies, a fast paced and innovative environment with an exciting roadmap of products, we would love to hear from you.

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Domestic Sales Manager Southern

This is an 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.  You will have extensive experience in the meat industry with a high level of product & technical knowledge across Beef & Smalls.

Reporting to the Domestic & Export Sales Manager, responsibilities include – Development of the New Business Sales Strategy for the Australian & New Zealand domestic markets, Procurement of new customers across new and existing markets, Prepare briefs and customer proposals for senior level presentation/negotiation as required, Optimise revenue and Product Value (PV), Manage and maintain strong relationships with new & existing customers and all stakeholders.

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Farm Hand

Blenheim Grazing is a progressive family owned cattle and mixed farming operation located 50km east of Surat, QLD (130km south of Roma). The Farm Hand will be ‘hands on’ with experience in livestock handling and farm maintenance required, and with cropping & feedlot experience an advantage. Family accommodation in close proximity to schools is available.

The successful applicant must have strong livestock husbandry and station maintenance skills, ability to operate and maintain farm machinery, and a current driver’s and firearm license.

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General Manager – Grains Industry

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a unique & well established agribusiness with a strong focus on delivering value to grain grower based customers through a tailored range of products and services. The General Manager will assist in day to day planning and in time, management and further development of an integrated grain business.

The role will report to an existing Board, formulating and actioning marketing plans, business opportunities and wider company strategy. You will also attend relevant industry meetings, conferences, field days and seminars both locally and outside the region. Applicants must be self motivated, able to work both independently, as well as part of a team and must be an effective communicator with excellent time management skills

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Livestock Supervisor – Beef City

Reporting to the Feedlot Manager, the position of Livestock Supervisor is a senior role within the Beef City Feedlot Team and offers an opportunity for applicants to demonstrate their skills and abilities as a Leader of our entire Livestock Team.

The successful applicant will be responsible for – Induction Processing, Animal Health and Liarage, Efficient and accurate selection of Livestock for dispatch, Analysis, interpretation and timely reporting on statistical data, Ability to manage expenditure and costing associated with Livestock Operations, Manage staff roster planning and the effective coordination of teams and associated tasks, Identify staff training requirements and mentoring teams for development, and Monitor/Ensure team compliance with QA, HR, WHS requirements.

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Livestock Hand (Lairage Team)

Reporting to the Lairage Foreperson, the position of Livestock Hand within our Lairage section offers an opportunity for applicants to demonstrate their skills and abilities as a member of our Livestock team at Beef City Feedlot which is located 35km west of Toowoomba on the Cecil Plains Road between Oakey and Pittsworth.

Responsibilities for this position include – Cattle movements for Plant Production Preparation, Check pens for receival cattle, Record cattle movements, Moving cattle to the abattoir yards, Contribute to the daily monitoring of animal health, performance including cleaning of water troughs, Diagnosing and treating cattle in accordance with JBS Australia requirements, Drafting cattle to specification and follow instructions from the livestock supervisor/delegate for any livestock activity including cattle wash.

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Station Manager – NT

Northern Livestock & Agriculture is a family owned and operated business located in the NT and we are seeking a station manager for “Providence”, located 250km West of Katherine.  The Station Manager must have initiative and at least two years’ experience in property/farming management and the agricultural industry, and knowledge and understanding of beef cattle production.

Demonstrated skills required for this position include – the ability to work independently but also in a team during mustering seasons,  leading and managing staff, good animal husbandry practices, operation/maintenance of farm machinery, (incl. bores/pumps), an enthusiastic attitude to work, motivated, and the ability to work to deadlines.

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Station Manager – Stirling Lotusvale

Located 100km north east of Normanton, Stirling Lotusvale Station carries approx. 15,000 head and with a large turn off, this property requires a Station Manager with proven skills and experience in weight management in both background and sales presentation scenarios.

A growing large scale, high grade Brahman stud operation is located on the property, and the successful applicant will be responsible for delivering a structured turnoff and intake program in conjunction with the Pastoral Inspector, to an agreed budget and timetable.  Selection criteria include – excellent horse/cattle handling skills, high standards of vehicle/equipment/machinery upkeep and maintenance, and commitment to WH&S program.

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Stationhand – Strathbogie

Strathbogie Pastoral, located 48km north of Glen Innes, is a mixed farming business that has a self-replacing merino flock, and a self-replacing Angus & Crossbred herd.  The farming program prepares country to support the livestock programs.

The Stationhand  – must be a competent stockperson, have experience handling cattle and sheep on 4-wheel bikes, have experience with animal husbandry, be able to carry out normal station maintenance and keep good records (computer literate preferred), must have own working dogs, and have a sound commitment to OH&S.  Experience with farming would be an asset.

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Management opportunties – Myola Feedlot

Myola is a modern 20,000 head capacity feedlot situated in northwest NSW, and is managed by a highly qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated staff.  Myola plays an integral role in the Bindaree Beef Group supply chain, ensuring the delivery of a consistent supply of cattle to the Bindaree grainfed brands whilst also continuing its operation as a custom feedlot.

With continued growth across the Group opportunities currently exist for proactive Managers with proven leadership skills to implement continuous improvement initiatives in the areas of workplace health and safety, environmental conditions, people management and livestock performance within both Operations/Milling and Livestock teams.

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Cattle Manager – Maranoa Brigalow Belt, QLD

Meeleebee Downs Station, 100km from Roma and 60km north of Wallumbilla, is a 24000 ha cattle breeding and fattening property producting for EU and pasture-fed certified markets.  The cattle manager is responsible for the livestock program and supervision of support staff, and have a good knowledge of cattle husbandry practices and all aspects of property maintenance.

Selection criteria include previous experience in – day to day operations of a breeding and fattening property, preparation of external production and QA program audits, MLA database reporting experience and EU and PCAS certifications.

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Domestic Beef Sales and Production Advisor

An exciting opportunity has become available to join the high performing sales and production team at Jack’s Creek, based in Tamworth, a family run and owned vertically integrated beef producer and exporter. The ideal candidate for this role will have experience within the beef industry and be able to add value to the sales and production team.

Duties and Responsibilities include – Domestic sales to current customers, Identifying new areas of sale and business development, Provide advice and assistance to the production team both in the Tamworth head office and at the offsite abattoir and Support to fellow traders and sales team staff.

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Executive Officer (part-time)

The Leucaena Network was formed in 2001 and is a non-profit grower organization. It is the voice for Leucaena growers across the Eastern States and comprises industry stakeholders. The Executive Officer’s role is the promotion of profitable and sustainable leucaena production for the north Australian grazing industry.

Key deliverables of this position include:  An active working relationship with beef producers, RD&E staff, local and State government, media and relevant service providers / Effective promotion of the Code of Practice across industry and government / Facilitation and management of workshops, training and activities that promote the establishment and grazing management of leucaena.

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Livestock Supply Chain work wanted

Bachelor of Ag Science graduate seeks work in the sector to broaden work history. Since graduating has worked as agronomist in the cropping industry and is currently studying Masters part time.  Grew up on a sheep station, has a passion for the livestock industry and would like to work in supply chain management, procurement, logistics or compliance with the red meat industry.

Contact – claire_williams@live.com

Feeding Hands – NT

This is an excellent career opportunity at the iconic NT stations of Carlton Hill and Newcastle Waters.  These two newly created positions involve undertaking the daily management of the feeding programs at each Station.  Responsibilities will include completing daily feeding, drafting and weighing, recording performance data, managing animal health and maintaining accurate inventories.

Successful applicants will uphold best practice animal management, and be able to demonstrate an ability to work independently and within a team environment, possess an aptitude for data recording/management and a desire to contribute to the success of the program and station.

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Chief Financial Officer

Riverina Fresh Ptd Ltd is an Australian independently owned dairy manufacturer, and with the business entering an exciting phase of development we are searching for a key member of the management team.  The CFO will assume a strategic position in the overall management of the company and have primary responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company.

To be considered for the role, candidates will have CA/CPA qualifications and 8+ years’ experience working in a finance function. This is an outstanding opportunity for a driven finance professional who is a proven performer with strong leadership and mentoring capabilities. They will have a results-orientated mindset and demonstrate a commitment to integrity in their approach.

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Stud Overseer – Rockybank Station

S. Kidman & Co is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Stud Overseer for Rockybank, situated 40 km south of Roma, which runs a stud herd of 2,000 females and produces 450 bulls per year for Kidman’s breeder properties.

Reporting to the Station Manager, key responsibilities include:  Supervising and undertaking effective, timely herd management; Assisting with feeding cattle for bull selection and AI programs; Recording stock numbers and paddock movements of a DNA verified Breedplan recorded herd; General maintenance of vehicles, machinery, water systems, fencing and yards.  The successful applicant will be conversant with AI programs, ability to understand/follow/adjust set feed rations as needed and be competent in the use of horses and motorbikes.

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Farmhands – Tattykeel

Tattykeel has continued to expand its property holdings over the last few months and as a result we are seeking additional staff to join the team.  Positions are now available for two full time experienced farmhands on our properties at Oberon NSW and Tarcutta/Wagga NSW . We are looking for people with a primary interest in the stud sheep and cattle industries.

Essential skills – Experience in shearing, crutching, frequent stock handling, working dogs, fencing, operating farm machinery and tractors.  Desirable Licences – MR or HR truck licenses.  Both positions are permanent and include accommodation.  Salary will be paid in accordance with experience and qualifications.  For further information contact James on 0428 358240
Please email resume and two references to tattykeel@tattykeel.com.au  by 14th August 2017.

General station work wanted, Qld region

Four young Englishmen are looking for farm/station work in Queensland or northern NSW.

They are all recent graduates from Harper Adams University and are available from September through until January 2018.

All have farm experience and are hardworking blokes.

Contact Mike Casswell on  07508506123 (add international code) or via email at mcasswell@btconnect.com

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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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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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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