This varied opportunity is best suited to either an established working couple, or a single man or woman wishing to develop themselves and their career in the agricultural industry. People who are keen to learn, self-motivated, effective communicators and can work together in a team with others should apply. A strong interest in the cattle industry is a must.
The job is located only 35km North from Clermont at ‘Bendemeer’, where we undertake special breeding programs with bull breeding, here we run an established beef cattle growing and finishing aggregation there also. The business operates 3 properties, two cattle stations, one at Alpha and one mixed farming block near to ‘Bendemeer’, due to this work can be at the varied locations at times (all within a few hours’ drive). Someone with experience in both realms beef and farming would be favourable.
Important aspects of the role:
Mustering on horseback and motorbike, drafting, weaning, marking, vaccinating and other aspects of animal husbandry.
Monitoring health and condition of livestock, shoeing and health of horses and other animals.
Monitoring pastures, water and fodder supplies.
Conducting general cattle farming/station operations.
Maintaining plant and vehicle functionality; diesel generators and solar systems.
Operation of plant and equipment to minimize maintenance required.
Efficient, effective and timely maintenance of fences, equipment and water supplies.
Managing, planning and communicating with management.
Participation in all aspects of station life to ensure a safe and harmonious team.
Experience & Licence requirements:
At least 2 years of livestock industry experience.
Low stress stock handling competence.
Demonstrated ability to operate heavy machinery, including farming operating experience, would be ideal.
Demonstrated machinery maintenance experience.
Demonstrated ability to maintain water supplies; particularly bores, windmills and pumps.
Auto electrical experience will be highly regarded.
Current manual motor vehicle licence essential; preferably truck.