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Featured Positions


Bovine IVF Laboratory & Field Technician

The position of IVF Laboratory technician is a permanent full-time position.  Candidates should have 5 years’ experience in Bovine IVF laboratory work.

The objectives and responsibilities for this position include : Assist with bovine IVF production, liaise with and support supervisor and train local staff; Prepare media and reagents; Receive bovine oocytes delivered to the laboratory;  Conduct proprietary IVF process under supervision;  Process vitrification of embryos for storage; Check incubators and all laboratory equipment; Calibrate all laboratory equipment; Train local staff in proprietary technology of the IVF process; and Search oocyte during oocytes aspiration.

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Feedlot Administration – Toowoomba

Allied Beef is Australia’s Premium Beef Cattle Partner. We work with the supply chain to improve the success of our partner’s businesses. To do this, we tailor solutions to individual customer needs whether it involves cattle procurement, marketing, ownership or a total supply chain program.

We are seeking the services of a Feedlots Administrator to administrate the feedlot information management and other general office duties.  The successful candidate: will be self-motivated, service-oriented and flexible in approach to dealing with a variety of people and an interesting workload; will have excellent communication and organisational skills; will be proficient in MS Office products and have a detailed working knowledge of FY 3000 and StockAID. This is a newly-created position and the successful candidate will be able to somewhat shape the responsibilities of the role.

Click here for full position description and application details, or email applications to: jmaclean@alliedbeef.com.au

IVF Field Technician

The position of IVF Field Technician is a permanent full-time position, and the objective is to assist with bovine IVF field production, liaise with and support supervisor and train local staff.  Candidates must have at least 5 years’ experience in Bovine in IVF oocyte aspiration and IVF embryo transfer, equipment validation and testing; and experience in aspirating oocytes consistent with the safety procedures determined by the company.

Responsibilities include:  IVF Field processes (prepare equipment and reagents);  Aspirate bovine oocytes and deliver to laboratory; check and calibrate all field equipment; Transfer IVF embryos to cows; Train local staff in the technique of aspirating bovine oocytes for use in the IVF process and in IVF embryo transfer.

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Office Manager

NTCA is one of Australia’s foremost industry representative bodies with a respected and effective leadership role in the Australian cattle industry.  The role is varied, fast-paced and would suit someone with a strong administration background who is a pro-active self-starter, a team player, and is very organised.

Responsibilities include: Administration support to an office of four, plus multiple off-site staff; Co-ordination of meetings, travel and accommodation; Event Co-ordinator/Project Manager for annual conference;
Maintain records and reporting for compliance with ASIC and NT Associations Act; Collate content for media, yearbooks and quarterly newsletters; Manage content on NTCA website and update and manage membership database.

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General Manager Farm Operations

Hassad Australia, a leading Australian agribusiness company is recruiting ‘GM of Farm Operations’ to join the team.  The key function of the role is to drive economic efficiency through the provision of exemplary leadership and support to the farm operations. Specifically, the position will be responsible for overseeing 9 large scale farms across three states while simultaneously garnering support of key stakeholders and Marketing support teams.

The successful candidate will have: Prior experience in a leadership role of similar scale, ideally with a livestock focus;  Tertiary qualifications within Agricultural sciences, Farm Management or similar; 10+ years plus of hands-on experience in direct agricultural production; and  In-depth understanding of efficient cropping and livestock management systems.

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Looking for work in agriculture

I’m looking for a job for a migrant person – male 29, strong, non-drinker, with good English and married with three children.  The family would like to settle in a rural town.

Please contact A. Smith 0413 469 770 if you are able to assist.


Systems Analyst

The North Australian Pastoral Company Pty Limited (NAPCO) is seeking a Systems Analyst to join the team in their Brisbane office.  In this role you will be required to provide systems and technical support to Station Managers, the Feedlot and other NAPCO personnel on all IT applications and devices. You will also provide analytical and administrative support to the NAPCO Management team, helping to improve the efficiency and profitability of the business.

To be suitable for this position you will have: Strong technical/systems competency; Ability to foster and maintain good working relationships; Well developed, analytical and problem-solving skills; Advanced excel skills and proficiency in the Microsoft office suite; Business acumen with a high attention to detail; A sound understanding of the pastoral industry and beef supply chain.
Experience using agricultural software applications and business intelligence tools will be highly regarded.

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Barkly Landcare Coordinator

A challenging opportunity is available for a person to fill the role of Landcare Coordinator for Barkly Landcare & Conservation Association.  The position involves working with producers and communities in the Barkly Tableland region and includes the coordination and management of natural resource management (NRM) projects.
Applicants should have some experience / knowledge of landcare issues and experience or capacity to prepare funding applications and reports.  Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential along with an enthusiastic and energetic attitude towards natural resource management. The successful applicant will be based in the Barkly region with salary and conditions negotiable based on location and experience.

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Station Manager – Kimberley

The Indigenous-owned Kimberley Agriculture and Pastoral Company (KAPCO) is seeking a motivated and hard-working person to run Myroodah Station which covers approx. 400,000 sq km and runs 18,000-head, primarily for live export. The successful candidate would be responsible for implementing and monitoring the station management plan and budget, and lead and direct the station operations and contribute to group strategic planning including an overview of all KAPCO group operations.

Selection criteria include: Proven knowledge of cattle husbandry, herd management, animal handling and treatment; Ability to develop and manage station business and operational plans; Sound understanding of financial and budgeting processes and reporting; Commitment to apply and manage health and safety policies, procedures and systems;  and Commitment to Aboriginal employment strategies.

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Stationhands – Channel Country

Gibson Grazing is requiring experienced stationhands for immediate start, for a property situated in the Channel Country of Queensland.  Prior cattle handling experience on motorbikes is essential.

Applicants should be self-motivated, but be team orientated. Single male accommodation only. For further details please contact email: liam@gibsonpastoral.com.au or on mobile: 0427 960 709


Butchery Manager – PNG

We are seeking a Butchery Manager to oversee 7 butchery departments in Papua New Guinea.  An excellent remuneration is on offer for the successful applicant who will need to be located in Papua New Guinea.

The successful applicant will :  be a team leader with a hands-on approach; demonstrate care and respect to each employee; create a harmonious environment for all employees;  have an excellent knowledge on gross profits and how to manage them; be able to submit a monthly P&L report on each butchery and the overall outcome collectively; be able to purchase and maintain required stock levels and rotation;  be able to manage the roster for all stores; be able to coach staff to manage fresh meat displays and maintain best hygiene practices for both personal and the workplace environment.

Send your application, including cover letter and CV to – amac@imak.com.au  by 27 April 2018


Organic Beef Sales & Production Representative – Domestic & Export

OBE Organic is a family company that was formed in 1995 by farming families producing certified organic livestock and it now supplies organic beef products to Australia, Asia, the Middle East and North America.  This role is very hands on and responsibilities include Sales calls and recording in our cloud-based CRM system and Management of weekly OBE productions at relevant abattoirs to ensure customer specifications are being met.

The successful applicant must be confident working with numbers, margins and percentages & be proficient in MS programs, in particular with advanced Excel spreadsheet skills. They must have experience working with sales targets and budgets and be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of food products, and processing procedures.  It would be an advantage if you have worked with a customer relationship management (CRM) system recently.

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Accounting / Business Admin Support

Your job will involve supporting our Financial Controller and Export Shipping and Documentation team.  You will be undertaking a mix of accounting and administrative tasks including debtors and creditors invoicing, bank reconciliations, foreign exchange management, scanning, filing, and data entry.

Selection criteria include: Previous experience in an accounting role; Education qualifications in Accounting or bookkeeping; Experience working with accounting software packages and Microsoft Office suite proficiency; Great communication and time management skills with the ability to manage varying workloads; Highly organised with attention to detail; and Flexible and pro-active approach.

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Export Documentation Administrator

Stella Foods Australia Pty Ltd is a Meat Export trading company with the head office situated in Erina NSW and we are looking to employ an experienced Export professional,  preferably with experience in the meat industry. This is an opportunity for someone with exceptional attention to detail, the ability to prioritise and work independently in a fast-paced office driven by deadlines.

Main job functions include: Order entry and co ordinating order schedules; Manage export shipping/logistic operations within required contract terms; Liaising with customers, suppliers, transport & shipping companies with regards to loading & booking of orders; Managing stock; and Supplier and customer order reports.

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Manager, Policy & Regulatory Affairs

ALEC is the peak industry council representing Australia’s $1.6 billion livestock export industry. The successful candidate will play an important role in developing policy, and working to represent the interests of ALEC members.  A key feature of the role is the day-to-day management of ALEC’s relationship with the Federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, as well as collaborative engagement with other agropolitical and advocacy organisations.

The successful applicant will have a proven professional track-record in government, the private sector or an industry organisation. Holding tertiary qualifications, you will have strong written and oral communications, with experience in developing formal policy submissions. Prior experience in the agricultural sector and an understanding of highly regulated industries will be viewed favourably.

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Collaborative Member Services Specialist

The Northern Co-operative Meat Company (NCMC) Limited is a 100% Australian owned company with over 1000 producer and operator Members. NCMC has established itself as an industry leader in meat processing providing members with a unique opportunity to process livestock in world class processing facilities.  Reporting to the CEO, this role will be based at our Casino site.

As the Collaborative Member Service (CMS) you will act as a key person between the CMS division & our farmers. As the Service Specialist you will provide sound knowledge and guidance when it comes to supporting our farmers.  This is an exciting role within a supportive team, so you’ll need to be a team player to achieve success. Customer centric and a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude is a must as you’ll be contacting a wide range of internal and external stakeholders on a regular basis.

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Executive Officer

NTLEA represents the NT livestock export industry that now exports 450,000 head of livestock per annum assisting with the creation of a multi-million dollar livestock industry in the Territory. While the members are livestock exporters, support is provided to all the service sectors including government to ensure the continued industry’s growth and development.

The primary objective of the EO is to provide high-level leadership and management for the Association ensuring industry engagement, stakeholder consultation and strategic communications contributing to the development of NTLEA and delivery of its services.

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Bore Runner / Caretaker

Carandotta Station is located 200km south west of Mount Isa (105km from Headingly). Duties & responsibilities include:

Perform your job in a safe manner in line with AACo safety programs and procedures; Conduct bore checks and water supply in paddocks and maintain written records; Maintenance on fences, troughs and motors; Report any Bore breakdowns or other items of interest; General maintenance of buildings and surrounds; Performing routine checks and servicing of equipment and plant.

Requirements includePrevious experience in a similar role preferred but not essential; Ability to co-ordinate a daily and weekly work schedule; Ability to work both alone and as part of a team.

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Agribusiness Investment Manager

Reporting to the CEO of Agribusiness, the Agribusiness Investment Manager (AIM) will drive new agribusiness investment strategies to support the development of Indigenous enterprises in the sector.  The AIM will also work with the Northern Pastoral Operations Manager to ensure existing businesses are achieving acceptable returns on investment.

Selection criteria include : relevant tertiary qualifications and 10+ years of relevant experience; proven experience developing investment proposals and conducting commercial analysis and business planning; the ability to negotiate effectively with a wide range of people and to represent the company with external stakeholders; strong capability to communicate and work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Winnathoola Pastoral Co

A position has become available within our mixed farming/cattle operation at Wallumbilla,Qld  (opportunity for work for a partner where skills allow).  We are a progressive cattle breeding & fattening business with a focus on good genetics & utilise fodder crops to optimise production. We require a person who is willing to embrace the objectives of our business with a commitment to achieve the best possible outcomes.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to be involved in all operational aspects of the business. Low stress stock handling procedures are practised. Zero/ minimum till farming practices are implemented with the use of current well maintained machinery.

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Assistant Cropping Manager

Ceres Agricultural Company is seeking an Assistant Cropping Manager. The position is located in Northern NSW in the Moree/Warialda districts where the company has dryland croppings operations across 17,000ha. To be successful in the role you must be experienced in broadacre cropping and the operating of machinery and its associated technology.

As our preferred candidate you will have:  A current ChemCert qualification;  Current Driver’s Licence; Tertiary qualifications – desirable but not essential;  Management experience in the cropping sector but more importantly a desire and willingness to grow is vital.

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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).

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Quality Assurance Manager

Hardwick’s Meatwork’s located in Kyneton Victoria, is a proud family owned and operated multi species red meat processing plant which has been in operation since 1973, servicing premium red meat into the domestic and exports markets. The company is well positioned for continual growth and currently has an excellent senior leadership role on offer for an experienced Quality Assurance Manager.

The Quality Assurance Manager oversees the end to end functionality of the QA Management System. This senior leadership role which reports directly to the Plant Manager, has a hands on focus in leading and driving a high performance food safety culture throughout the processing facility.  To become the successful candidate in this role, you must have a proven demonstrated working history of a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar red meat senior leadership role.

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Chief Financial Officer – Paraway

Paraway Pastoral Co is Australia’s largest diversified farmland-based business with a portfolio spread from Burketown in North QLD to Ballarat in VIC, spread over 4 million ha of land across 23 aggregations of diversified climatic zones and country types.

Reporting to the CEO, the position of CFO is a newly created role in order to bring all head office functions under a single leader. In addition, the CFO will drive performance in the functional areas of Finance, Technology, HR, WH&S, Land & Environment, and Business Administration whilst managing key stakeholders, in particular, senior management both at a Fund level (Macquarie) and at the operating entity level.

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Leading Overseer

Paraway’s Cooinbil operation covers approx. 89,000 hectares in the Riverina district, 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 co-ordinate 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.

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. Own working dogs and confidence with motorbikes will be an advantage.

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Experienced Station Hand

Paraway’s Aberbaldie Station is a cattle breeding enterprise SW of Walcha, in the New England region of NSW.  Reporting to the Station Manager, the Station Hand will be responsible for the day to day activities required for the operation of the property.

Applicants will need to demonstrate:  experience in a cattle breeding and fattening operation; an understanding of grazing and pasture management; competence in operating farm machinery; effective communication skills; a diligent approach to workplace Health & Safety;  attention to detail and pride in their work; a willingness to learn and develop new skills.

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Software Support, Documentation & Marketing

ABRI is seeking an enthusiastic and people orientated person to fulfil a client support, documentation and marketing role for an established on-farm software package for livestock recording. HerdMASTER is a PC based on-farm livestock recording software package developed to meet the needs of livestock producers in Australia and Internationally.  On the job training will provide you with the specialised skills to provide advanced support.

Essential requirements include: User level understanding of PCs with Windows operating systems; Phone and people skills; Adhere to work place practices and management; Understand processes and user needs and be able to create documentation in concise and an easily readable form as tip sheets and FAQs.

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Head Stockpersons – 1 at Avon & 1 at Austral Downs

Austral Downs, which borders Avon, spans the Northern Territory and Queensland border and is 100km south west of Camooweal and 300km west of Mount Isa.  Duties & responsibilities cover the areas of livestock; people & safety; maintenance & infrastructure; and quality, finance & administration.

Selection criteria include:  Previous experience in a similar role preferred; Computer knowledge incl.basic MS Office skills; Sound working knowledge of station activities; Working knowledge of market specifications and ability to draft cattle according to specifications by visual assessment and weight; Willingness to professionally represent AACo at industry and community affairs; Livestock and horse riding experience are essential and general machinery maintenance experience is preferred; and High level of organisation skills to organise a daily/weekly work schedule.

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Maintenance Operator

Kerwee Feedlot is a 20,200 head modern beef feedlot located at Jondaryan on the Darling Downs in south-east Queensland. An opportunity currently exists for a Full Time Maintenance Operator to join our progressive team (10/4 roster). The role involves the operation and maintenance of relevant feedlot machinery and our industry leading steam flaking mills and associated plant.

The successful candidate for this role should show the following attributes:  Strong time management abilities; Proven experience working as part of a diverse team; Ability to communicate well with all levels of personnel and management; Strong focus on following and enforcing WH&S and environmental requirements; Knowledge of boiler operation, flaking mills and heavy machinery maintenance would be an advantage as would mechanical qualifications.

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Experienced Livestock Staff

Kerwee Feedlot is a 20,200 head modern beef feedlot located at Jondaryan on the Darling Downs in south-east Queensland. An exciting opportunity currently exists for a pen rider to join our progressive team of 6 (10/4 roster).  The role will see to all animal health activities and handling from arrival to exit adhering to strict quality assurance requirements.

Selection criteria include: proven horsemanship skills; ability to maintain and work within a QA / WH&S focused workplace and environmental requirements;  understanding of grainfed production systems.  Knowledge of FY3000 and StockaID systems and high level of computer literacy would be an advantage.

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Member Services Officer

Angus Australia is seeking a full-time Member Services Officer to be based in our Armidale NSW office.

Applicants will be assessed on their suitability based on the following criteria:  Animal Science / livestock Industry related experience and/or qualifications; Proficient data entry and touch-typing skillset; Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and within a set time frame; Strong customer service and communication skillset; Competent in time, organisational and task management skills; Well-developed computer skills and experience with major and customized software programs including databases, Microsoft products, email clients and web browsers; Willingness to undertake training for personal and professional development.

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Head Stockperson – Headingly

Headingly Station, near Urandangie, is located in the Barkly Group, 200km south west of Mount Isa and 35km from Urandangie.  Duties and responsibilities cover the areas of livestock; people & safety; maintenance & infrastructure;, and quality, finance & administration.

Selection criteria include:  Previous experience in a similar role preferred; Computer knowledge incl. basic MS Office skills; Sound working knowledge of station activities; Working knowledge of market specifications and ability to draft cattle according to specifications by visual assessment and weight; Willingness to professionally represent AACo at industry and community affairs; Livestock and horse riding experience are essential and general machinery maintenance experience is preferred; and High level of organisation skills to organise a daily/weekly work schedule.

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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.

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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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