Livestock Manager/Headstockman

POSITION FILLED! Thank-you to all applicants.

A position has become available for a Burnett Group Livestock Manager on the Monteagle/Kalang aggregation, 65km West of Clermont with all bitumen access. The aggregation is beef cattle breeding, backgrounding and cattle fattening operation, as well as growing forage crops and running a reputable Stockhorse Stud.

 It is essential that applicants are capable of riding young horses and have extensive cattle handling experience, as this is a very large component of the position. It is essential that applicants have 5 + years station experience working with cattle and horses and have a proven track record of being capable for this position.

 Excellent communication skills with management and fellow employees is essential. A proven track record of people management skills will be looked upon favorably.

 The job will involve managing a team of 2-3 other station hands, under a weekly program that is discussed with the Manager. Depending on the job at hand, you will occasionally be working alongside the Manager at different times, particularly in the first 12 months. It would generally be your responsibility to ensure that all Livestock related tasks are completed to a satisfactory standard.

 Experience in the following areas are essential;

  • Low-stress cattle handling techniques
  • Seasonal mating and modern herd management techniques
  • Understanding of Tru-Test weighing/data collection equipment
  • All areas of cattle processing (weighing, branding, drafting)
  • Exceptional and proven record keeping ability (‘Agriwebb’ is the current software used)
  • All areas of property maintenance (fencing, welding, basic mechanics, waters)
  • General cleanliness and maintenance of motorbikes, sheds, vehicles and machinery is imperative
  • Some areas of machinery operation (loader, grader, bobcat, tractor, motorbike)
  • Experience and willingness to ride young horses

 Experience in the following areas will also be looked upon favorably;

  • Preg-testing/Speying
  • Horse Shoeing
  • Advanced mechanics
  • Advanced welding
  • Any trade Qualifications in related areas
  • HC or MC License

Applicants must be energetic, self-motivated, honest, reliable, happy to work long days when required and be able to work well in a team environment. A positive and flexible attitude to work, along with an exceptional ability to communicate well with other staff and management is highly important.

 The position is open to anyone who possesses the above-mentioned skills, or feels they are in a position to take on and adapt to the requirements of the position. Excellent and modern air-conditioned single or (small 3-bed/2 bath cottage) couple accommodation is available.

This could be a single, working couple’s position or the accommodation is also suited to a young family with children. 

Remuneration will be based on experience and references and will be adjusted accordingly after a 3-month trial period. The Burnett Group of Companies offers above-award employment packages and additional benefits for long-term employees, including being able to run your own small herd of cattle over time, as well as a potential profit-share arrangement with the horse-stud, depending on capability.

 Strictly no pig dogs. Cattle dogs and horses are negotiable.

 Please apply with a detailed resume and a minimum of 2 work references via email only to

Position Available: 

Water, Maintenance and Machinery Manager

A dynamic position is available on Frankfield, 100km west of Clermont. The position will require applicants to have experience in the following areas;

  • Machinery operation (stick-raking, grading, dam repairs, general operations)
  • Mechanical repairs and maintenance (all diesel and petrol engines, water pumps, bores, windmills and solar systems)
  • Fencing (erecting new fences and repairing existing fences)
  • Welding, engineering and fabrication (including yard construction and repairs)
  • Checking and maintaining livestock watering points on a weekly basis

Applicants that have experience working on a cattle station and have knowledge of cattle, livestock and station maintenance will be looked upon favourably.

The position will involve working with the property manager to establish maintenance and improvement programs that will then be implemented by the successful applicant. This is a senior position, so the ability to manage time and work to a schedule is important. The position will involve working independently, or in a team with fellow employees or contractors, so excellent communication skills are essential.

The position may at times require some cattle work to be done. This may be mustering, branding, yard work or trucking cattle. The ability to ride a horse and/or motorbike will be looked upon favourably, but is not essential.

The applicant must be energetic, motivated, honest, reliable and most importantly, willing to adapt their skills to suit the management practices of the property.

 The position is open to anyone who possesses the above mentioned skills, or feels they are in a position to take on and adapt to the requirements of the position. Air-conditioned single accommodation, wireless internet, phone, electricity, full board and keep are provided.

 Remuneration will be based on experience and will be adjusted accordingly after a 3-month trial. The Burnett Group of Companies offers above-award wages and will develop a customised wage package to suit the successful applicant.

 The position is to begin in March/April, 2020.

 Strictly no pig dogs. Working dogs by negotiation, after 12 months. Horses negotiable.



"I worked with the Burnett Group for over 5 years and can not speak highly enough of the support and guidance that I received in this time. I was initially employed as a Stationhand, however then moved into the Headstockman position at Frankfield. My partner Holly and I were sad to leave, but we have left with a great memories and the knowledge to pursue other interests in the beef cattle industry." 

- Neil Hammond

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