I am recruiting a Leading Hand for a family-owned feedlot enterprise which runs approximately 3,000 head in the Warwick area. The property spans over 850 hectares of land and encompasses backgrounding, dryland, and irrigated farming. This position has become available due to succession planning, with a long-term view to taking on overall feedlot management. We value a long-term commitment and are looking for someone who can enhance the feedlot operation to align with our established high farming standards and make a home at the feedlot for their family.
The Role:
Reporting to the Feedlot Manager, the successful candidate should embody a hands-on, proactive approach and seamlessly integrate into all facets of feedlot operations and staff management. The selected candidate must prioritize weight gain, cleanliness, animal health, water quality, processing efficiency, accurate ration mixing, and comprehensive data recording.
With a passion for cattle well-being and a drive for business growth, you’ll take on responsibilities ranging from:
• Cattle work and animal husbandry
• Assisting in day-to-day planning of cattle tasks
• Driving, operating, and ensuring up-to-date maintenance of vehicles and machinery
• Milling feed
• Feeding cattle
• Pen maintenance
• Correct handling and use of chemicals
• Record keeping using the program Stockaid and BMS
• Following quality assurance procedures and guidelines
• Adhering to OHS requirements
• Overseeing maintenance and repairs of equipment and infrastructure
This position offers an excellent opportunity for employees seeking diversity and engagement in their work. The ability to work one weekend a month on a rotational roster is required. Weekend work involves feeding cattle and is limited to a maximum of 4 hours each day.
The Offer:
This enticing opportunity boasts a competitive above-award salary package complemented by a bonus structure tailored to the candidate’s performance. A three-bedroom home with established gardens perfect for families is offered as part of the package, along with a work ute and work mobile phone. On-the-job training is available, although prior experience will be highly regarded.
Key Skills and Attributes:
• Passion for animal welfare and understanding of cattle husbandry
• Ability to work effectively in a team and independently
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Experience in staff training and management
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work under pressure
• Flexibility to work weekends on a rotational basis
• Commitment to environmental sustainability
• Long-term commitment to the role and the desire to make a home at the feedlot for their family
To Apply:
Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@bushrecruitment.com.au