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Featured Positions


Assistant Manager – Allawah Brahman Stud

CPC is Australia’s number one private cattle provider, and it is now inviting applications for an Assistant Manager position at Allawah Brahman Stud which is located near Biloela in Central QLD.  Allawah operates an intensive bull breeding operation which underpins CPC’s genetics program using artificial insemination and embryo transfer programmes on a herd of 1200 stud Brahman breeders joined to Brahman, Angus, Belmont Red and a separate Boran breeding herd.

We are looking for a motivated and dependable person with excellent communication skills to assist the Station Manager in the day to day operations.
This position offers an exciting opportunity to learn from an experienced and performance driven management team at both Allawah and within CPC. There is scope for progression within the company in stud or commercial roles. Formal and informal training opportunities in cattle productivity and business operations are included.

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

Chairs – QLD NABRC

NABRC is seeking Expressions of Interest for four RBRC Chairs to replace longstanding Chairs due to retire, these are :  SE Queensland Beef Research Committee; South Queensland Beef Research Committee; NQ Beef Research Committee; NW Queensland Beef Research Committee.  Positions are open to any grass-fed beef producer residing in the specific region. Current RBRC members are also encouraged to apply.

Selection criteria include:  Demonstrated commercial beef experience;  Strong interest in beef production RD&A;  Detailed knowledge of beef cattle production in their region;  Capacity to attend approximately six face-to-face meetings per year (two RBRC meetings in the region, two NABRC meetings in Qld, WA or NT, and two Northern Producer Panel meetings (Brisbane or Sydney).

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

Quality Assurance and Administration

Eva Valley Meats is the first paddock to plate beef cattle processing facility in the Northern Territory with a focus on delivering a quality product every week to premier restaurants in Darwin, and remote community supermarkets. We are currently seeking a full-time person to join our on-farm abattoir situated approximately 1.5 hours from Darwin.

You will be responsible for quality assurance and administration tasks to ensure our customers receive a high quality product in a timely manner. You will need to possess strong computer literacy and high level communication skills in order to effectively liaise between our customers and butcher’s team. This role is for a person who can be extremely flexible and quickly move from one task to another, ensuring administrative duties are completed in a timely manner so that the flow of product through the abattoir is consistent. High levels of hygiene and attention to detail are essential, as are a strong work ethic and a desire to be an integral part of a team.

Click here to obtain further information and application details.

Operations Manager – Sheep Genetics

Based in Armidale, this role is responsible for realising the vision of Sheep Genetics leadership for the Australian sheep industry through development and implementation of strategies, tools and services to increase the rate of genetic improvement for commercially relevant traits in the national sheep flock (wool and meat).

Other key components of the role include managing the development and continuous improvement of Sheep Genetics, to achieve goals defined in the business plan (financial, industry adoption and genetic gain) and to lead the Sheep Genetics team, as well as interacting with external service providers, to achieve uptake of Sheep Genetics technology.

Click here to view the full description and application details – Applications close 31 January 2019.

Livestock Buyer & Logistics Coordinator

Mort & Co is one of Australia’s largest lot feeding businesses, with a turnover in excess of 180,000 head of cattle per year.  Due to continued growth, Mort & Co is looking for another person to join the small and dynamic livestock and logistics team based in Toowoomba.

Responsibilities include:   Livestock procurement, incl liaison with commission buyers, agents and producers;  Coordinate inbound and outbound livestock logistics;  Financial analysis and market information; Align and forecast the livestock sales position (forward contract/spot); Analysis of genomic data.  Selection criteria include:   Industry experience and knowledge of the producer/agency network, lotfeeding and processing preferred but not essential;  Sound computer and spreadsheet skills including inventory software and databases; Ability to travel extensively.

Click here for full position description and application details.

Senior Land Services Officers x 2

Local Land Services has 2 positions available to assist with the delivery of livestock and agronomy focused programs and agriculture extension in the Northern Tablelands region of NSW.  These positions (Senior Land Services Officer Livestock & Senior Land Service Officer Agronomy) deliver front line agriculture production advice and extension services to farmers under the Local Land Services Act and are key members of the Northern Tablelands
Sustainable Agriculture team –  potential locations include Armidale, Glen Innes, Inverell or Tenterfield.

The positions will work with farmers to drive profitable, productive and sustainable agriculture and are rewarding roles which provide independent advice.  If you are looking for your dream job and would like to make
a difference to regional NSW please take the time to review these opportunities.  Applications close 27 January 2019.

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Managing Director

Our client is the world’s largest producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible animal by-product streams. The company is a pioneering innovator in producing a wide range of products and customized specialty solutions for the food, feed, pet food, fuel and other industries.  The existing Managing Director is moving to take over one of the company’s other global operations, so there is a requirement for an effective and timely succession plan.

The Managing Director is responsible for creating strategies and realizing commercial goals in line with the strategic plan, steering the business towards the next phase of development.  You are an entrepreneur and business developer and have an operational attitude focused on a lean production process to achieve high quality products in accordance with the specifications and customer requirements, and always with a strong focus on work health and safety.

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Head Stockperson

CPC requires a Head Stock person to join our team in 2019. The role will suit someone currently working as a leading hand or a head stockperson who wants to continue to develop their capability by working on one of CPC’s dynamic and progressive beef properties.

The successful applicant will have:  Effective people management skills with a desire to develop and train your team;   Committed WHS focus;   Excellent cattle husbandry and horse handling skills;   Good time management and communication;  and General station experience.

Highly competitive and attractive salary packages with conditions are on offer. Please apply online to www.pastoral.com

Station Hand

We are looking for team members from a diverse range of backgrounds with a variety of skills, talents, and a strong work ethic to join us as a Station Hand at Gordon Downs Station.  Safety is a top priority and at AACO. All employees must be absolutely committed to following our disciplined safety policies and procedures.

Duties & responsibilities – Perform your job in a safe manner; Mustering, drafting, trucking of cattle; Feed supplement distribution; Vehicle and machinery operation; Chemical handling; and General station maintenance.  Requirements – Horse riding experience;  Cattle handling skills; Motorbike riding experience (two wheelers); Current driver’s licence; Previous experience in a similar role desirable.

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Manager – Stakeholder Engagement

Based in either our North Sydney or Brisbane office, the Manager – Stakeholder Engagement will design and deliver MLA’s stakeholder engagement strategy as well as gather and provide insight regarding stakeholder issues and needs so that our programs remain responsive and relevant to the stakeholder environment.

Some of the key accountabilities will include design and delivery of an effective events and sponsorship program to increase industry awareness and adoption of business-enhancing research, development and marketing programs, provision of MLA’s membership services to assist in the maintenance and growth of MLA’s membership base and the management of MLA’s CRM systems.

Click here to view the full description and application details – Applications close 31 January 2019

Feeding/Milling Team Operator

A full-time position is available for a Feeding and Milling Team Operator at Stanbroke’s 30,000 head feedlot, located at Chinchilla on the Western Darling Downs.  This position is suited to an appropriately skilled, self- motivated and energetic person capable of undertaking the operation of heavy plant and machinery.

The main duties performed in this role include the preparation and distribution of cattle rations throughout the feedlot utilising modern equipment and efficient feed delivery methods. Previous experience with the operation of grain mills, grain handling equipment and cattle feeding machinery would be beneficial but not essential.  Key Attributes required include a good understanding of animal welfare practices, QA and WH&S, the ability to work in a team environment, good communication skills with high attention to detail, and basic computer skills.

Click here for full position description and application details.

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 based in Roma.

If you have a rural background with knowledge of cattle nutrition, animal health and are familiar with the grazing industry in Queensland and Northern NSW then this is the job for you. You will ideally have a sales background and will be able to develop strong customer relations in an established territory which has lots of growth potential.

Please send applications with a cover letter addressing the above to vanessa@stocklicktrading.com.au

Leading Station Hand

Woakwine Station is a progressive and highly productive property situated in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia. Proudly family owned, we produce certified organic beef and prime lambs on native and improved pastures in a 700mm rainfall region.  The leading station hand reports directly to the owner and will be expected to lead a team in day-to-day activities involved in running our certified organic 4000ha property.

Key Responsibilities include:  monitor and document livestock health, stock movements, pasture monitoring, irrigation, haymaking etc.;  Maintenance of fencing and yards;  Operate and maintain farm machinery;   ‘low stress management’ of stock; Adhere to OHSW policies and procedures;  Lead team members through effective working relationships;  Maintain and upgrade personal Professional Training and Development.

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

Feedlot Manager

Narrogin Beef Feedlot, located at Narrogin in Western Australia, operates as a Registered Premise primarily servicing the Live Export industry, currently licensed for 10,000 head.  Working with our livestock export team the manager will coordinate all day to day operations, and be responsible for the implementation of new initiatives and improving feedlot efficiencies.

Knowledge and Abilities: Detailed knowledge of feedlot and registered premise operations; An understanding of the Livestock Export industry requirements including protocol management and the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL); Exceptional people and communication skills; Demonstrated strong staff management; Detailed record keeping; The ability to prioritise and delegate tasks; Strong spreadsheet modelling capability; Effective time management; Effective problem solving.

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Pen Rider

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.  A position for Pen Rider has become available within the Livestock Crew, reporting to the Livestock supervisor. This position is full time on a 10 day on – 4 day off roster.

Key duties include, but are not limited to; Pen riding monitoring cattle health, administration of animal health products, cattle handling (foot and horses), processing cattle, cleaning and maintenance of water troughs, computer record keeping, and quality control.  Applicants must be able to competently ride, supply own horses and tack.  Will suit a person interested in intensive cattle production.  Successful applicants will be motivated self-starters, be able to work within a crew, have the ability to work under instruction and be prepared to work hard. Experience is an advantage but a positive attitude is essential.

Click here for further information and application details.

Head Stockpersons

Thrive with an Australian and family owned industry leader who values your contribution and provides formal training, development and real career opportunities across our fully integrated supply chain. We have opportunities in Central, Northern and South West Queensland – Apply now to join ACC & ACBH group and make it your best move yet.

You’re an experienced head stock person seeking a career path.  Along with being driven, energetic and reliable, you’ll have:   At least 12 months experience in a similar position within cattle industry; Excellent horsemanship & (quiet) cattle handling skills & ability; Strong communication and interpersonal skills; Ability to build a solid team and coach station hands;  Commitment to highest standards of animal health and welfare; • Understanding of workplace safety, hazards & risks;  Fitness to safely undertake the physical aspects of these roles; and Sound judgement & problem solving abilities.

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Food Solutions Manager

Kilcoy Pastoral Company (KPC) is one of Australia’s leading premium grain-fed beef processors and exporters.  A key role in driving the future growth of the business, the Food Solutions Manager will think through how KPC can provide a broader range of innovative, integrated, end-to-end food solutions.

Key responsibilities include:  Oversee the business development strategy, production planning and sales functions; Maximise profit through the application of sales and marketing strategies.  This is a position for a proactive self-starter who is commercially astute, innovative and able to form a strategic vision based on current understanding of the business and its future potential.  Selection criteria include:  10+ years’ experience working in broad food concept development and innovation;  Demonstrated and proven success with innovation and commercialisation processes; Sales and business development experience; Demonstrated ability and agility to engage and build relationships with all stakeholders.

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Farm Managers x 4

One of Asia’s leading chemical holding companies which is also a major cotton spinning company, has recently directly invested into the development of modern cotton and textile production in Uzbekistan. The organisation  has reached an agreement to lease on long term, 50,000 Ha of land and water entitlements with aged irrigation infrastructure across two (2) main cotton growing regions. These regions will be split into four (4) management units where Farm Managers will have overall responsibility for the operations in each of their respective regions.

Skills and attributes include:  Extensive background in cotton production with a strong preference for irrigation experience; Have good mechanical aptitude and enjoy problem solving with at times, limited resources; Possess a patient and calm approach to working with, upskilling and developing people; Ideally have worked overseas or in challenging environments with exposure to diverse cultures.

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Head Stockman

Hilltop Meats, owned and operated by the BE Campbell Group, is one of Australia’s largest privately owned meat operations. Reporting to the Livestock Buyer, the Head Stockman is responsible for facilitating the onsite welfare and movements of cattle from unload through to penning up for slaughter, and associated documentation.

Duties include but are not limited to:  Ensure Livestock are handled in line with current Australian Animal Welfare Standards; Manage livestock planner daily activities;  Manage stockman daily activities;  Ensuring compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Hygiene Practices (GHP).  Selection criteria include:  Animal Welfare accredited;   Min. 5 years’ experience in a similar role/industry;   Sound organisational skills;   Ability to communicate confidently at all levels;  Proficient skills within all Microsoft Appliances;  Strong analytical skills;  Ability to identify and drive opportunities and a Forklift Licence.

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Stud Coordinator – NT

The North Australian Pastoral Company Pty Limited (NAPCO) runs a
herd of approximately 200,000 cattle across a property portfolio of 13 cattle stations and an award-winning feedlot covering over 6.1m hectares in Queensland and the Northern Territory.  NAPCO is seeking a Stud Coordinator to be based at Alexandria Station, NT.

Responsibilites include, but are not limited to; Collecting / entering accurate data into BREEDPLAN and HerdMASTER; Involvement in the bull-selection process;  Management of tags;  Assisting with the nutrition /supplement management, animal health management;  General animal husbandry, mustering and station duties as required.  To be considered for this role you will have competency and ideally experience in –  Operational /Station Hand experience on a Breeder Cattle operation in the Northern Beef Industry;  Low stress stock handling methods or quiet handling of stock.

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Pastoral Development Officer – WA

Based in West Kimberley region of Western Australia, this position requires a person who will lead and develop Aboriginal people carrying out sustainable pastoral activities, namely beef cattle, on their land and the implementation of an approved trial sorghum project. Tertiary qualifications and/or competency certificates in rural science, rural business development, or related disciplines will be highly regarded. It is essential you have extensive practical experience in the pastoral industry and beef cattle management.

We require the candidate to be a proven leader with excellent interpersonal skills, team development, staff management skills and an aptitude for working with and training aboriginal people. The candidate will have proven capacity for budgeting and accurate record keeping of expenditure and related outcomes. You will instil in our staff the priority of a safe and environmentally compliant work  environment and build a work culture where safety is a priority.

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Head Stockpersons – Various Locations

Hancock Agriculture, incorporating S. Kidman & Co Pty Ltd and Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd Services, is a world-class agribusiness with 29 properties across Australia spanning 10 million hectares. We are currently seeking Head Stockpersons to commence in 2019 for various stations located in the NT and WA. Key responsibilities include: herd management, animal husbandry, stock recording for the livestock information system; leading, supervision and training of stock camp team members; fencing; infrastructure maintenance and improvements, and responding to land and environmental issues.

Successful applicants will have excellent communication skills, a proven track record in leading and motivating team members, experienced in handling cattle in a quiet and controlled manner and a high level of horsemanship skills. A proven ability to keep accurate records, a good grasp of technology and computer literacy and a strong focus on safety in the workplace is essential.

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Leading Hand – South Galway

South Galway is located in the heart of Channel Country, 400km south west of Longreach or 1,300km west of Brisbane by road and our team is looking for a Leading Hand to join the crew. This role is an excellent opportunity for both an established Leading Hand, or an experienced and dedicated Station Hand looking to make a big leap in their career.

Duties & responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Assist Manager to lead and train station stock staff; Assist in welfare management of horses and cattle; Record accurate stock numbers; Ability to work alone as well as in a team environment; Ensure the station meets the requirements of the company QA program.  Requirements include:  Previous experience in a similar role; Competent in horse riding, motor bike riding and cattle handling; Current driver’s licence; Experience with welding and maintenance work; Current firearms license required; MR Truck Licence – not essential; Machinery operation experience;  Ability to organise daily and weekly work schedules; and Q Fever Vaccination.

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Stockperson / Stationhand

Our client is a leading cattle stud with national operations, and there is a need for an experienced and organised stockperson/stationhand to assist with livestock management on the company farms in Western Australia.  This role requires an experienced stockperson/stationhand who can manage beef cattle in a working stud environment. It involves monitoring of the cattle, ensuring that the cattle are well maintained and information is accurately recorded.

Responsibilities include:  Manage welfare of all livestock according to the Code of Practice; Implement and manage animal husbandry programs; Record accurate livestock information; Maintain paddock security with reference to gates and fences; Ensure strict adherence to workplace health and safety; and Maintenance & Infrastructure.

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Meat Process Workers

Central Agri Group CAG) is a unique national business, strategically located across three Australian states. CAG owns and operates several state of the art Small and Large stock processing facilities, cattle feedlots, cattle breeding and
backgrounding properties in Victoria, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.  We are seeking to employ meat process workers, specifically boners and slicers at our operations in Esperance WA, and Coolaroo & Trafalgar VIC.

Duties will include: Lamb, Mutton & Beef – Boning, Slicing, Slaughtering; General Labouring (skilled and non-skilled workers); Essential requirements for the position: Boning, Slaughtering & Slicing skills/experience;  Knife skills and/or food processing experience;  A forklift licence would be an advantage but not essential; Physical fitness, reliability & a willingness to learn.

Click here for application details – note separate details for WA and VIC.

Experienced Boners, Slicers and Slaughter Workers – Greenham Gippsland

Our Gippsland (Moe) plant requires experienced FULL-TIME boners, slicers & slaughter people for immediate start for Monday to Friday positions.  Greenham Gippsland is a 100% Australian family owned business. The plant has recently been renovated and is expanding production in new and modern facilities. It’s an exciting time for new jobs in the region and the company is secure and stable.

Meat processing is strenuous work and requires physical fitness and strength. Applicants will have to undergo a medical examination and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.  Employees are provided with uniforms and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Greenham offers excellent wages and conditions. Get on board today!

Applications can be obtained from our office – Phone 03 5127 4000 and ask for Belinda Taylor or fill out an application on the website https://bit.ly/2K9dx3u.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Experienced Boners, Slicers, Slaughtermen

Our Gippsland (Moe) plant requires experienced FULL-TIME boners, slicers & slaughtermen for immediate start for Monday to Friday positions.  Greenham Gippsland is a 100% Australian family owned business. The plant has recently been re-opened and is expanding production in new and modern facilities. It’s an exciting time for new jobs in the region and the company is secure and stable.

Meat processing is strenuous work and requires physical fitness and strength. Applicants will have to undergo a medical examination and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.  Employees are provided with uniforms and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Click here for further information and application details.

Meat Inspectors / AAOs

Meat Inspectors P/L was Australia’s First Federal Government Approved as an Independent Quality Inspection Company, and our team annually inspects 2.3 million head of cattle, 5.9 million lamb and sheep meat, 780,000 goats, approximately 8,000 field Kangaroos, 57,200 farmed rabbits and deer from time to time. We offer ongoing training and development, a permanent role, career advancement in agriculture and food manufacturing.
Requirements of the role include: Certificate 3 in Meat Processing (Meat Safety) or Certificate 4 in Meat Processing (Meat Safety) / or be eligible to enrol into a Cert 4 Training program; Be able to work within a team or individual environment with reporting protocols.  The positions are located in Brisbane (3), Adelaide (1), Regional Victoria (2) and Tamworth (1).

Click here for full position description and application details.

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.

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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