BROAD-ACRE & CATTLE FARM HAND 

'ROSEHILL' WALGETT, NSW

Rosehill is a family owned and operated farm located 30km south east of Walgett on the Pilliga/Come-By-Chance Road in the far north west region of NSW. The property is 7,500 acres with a large broad acre cropping operation (wheat, chickpeas, barley and this year will also grow Canola) as well as running Santa Gertrudis cattle.

 

A permanent position is now available as a broad acre & cattle farm hand. Applicants must possess positive attitude, strong work ethic, physically fit, be honest, reliable and willing to learn new skills. 

 

JOB TYPE: Permanent (3 month probationary period)

  • 5 days a week (unless planting/harvest etc) 

 

REMUNERATION: Above award wages, negotiable depending on experience.

 

START DATE: Immediately

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: The position involves operating and maintaining large modern broad acre farming machinery, cattle work and general farm duties.

  • Broad acre farming including spraying, planting, harvest, moving grain, driving trucks on-farm as well as seed cleaning – with our own grader/cleaner

  • Spray Rig operator experience preferred but training is available on a Self Propelled 120’ Spray Rig and other machinery.

  • Broad acre farming with a Cat/tracked tractor and a 60’ Boss Rig on GPS and tramline – so experience with farming and machinery maintenance is essential.

  • Rosehill also run Santa Gertrudis cattle, crossing with Red Angus Bulls – so work with cattle is required i.e. Currently running over 400 cows and most are in calf – due to start calving from March 21 on – up to Sept 21. The calves have Management tags and NLIS tags and all stock, calves bought-in, are branded.

  • Mustering cattle, needling and backlining and marking. The owners follow a 6 month procedure of backlining and every 12 months cattle/calves are needled. The calves have Management tags and NLIS tags and all stock, calves bought-in, are branded.

  • There is also a property in the Coonamble area, 80kms from Rosehill and adjoining Merndah property where farming/ cattle work would be required as needed.

  • Farming equipment is moved between the 3 properties for any work needing to be done, i.e. spraying and sowing/planting.

  • Fencing and repairs and repairs and maintenance on all plant and machinery.

  • When owners are away you will be required to attend to dogs, cats, chooks, guinea fowl and geese, plus garden, at home.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A keen interest in broad acre farming and livestock (cattle) handling.

  • You will also need a current driver's licence and preferred experience in operating farm machinery. 

  • A current HC Truck licence is not essential but would be favourably considered as moving grain between Walgett and Coonamble property is required.

  • From time to time you may be required to work outside normal working hours (Harvest etc). You will be expected to complete your work in a safe manner.

  • Must be honest, reliable and take instruction from owners and work colleague(s).

  • To take responsibility for tasks which require you to work independently or within a team. Extra staff is put on for planting and harvest.

Benefits:

  • An air-conditioned 3 bedroom home is available on the property in good condition – renovated in 2000 - this would be available to rent on a formal lease agreement with the owners.

  • Utility vehicle for farm use only.

  • An attractive salary negotiated with the successful applicant. 

  • This job offers a supportive, diverse and fast-paced workplace within a proactive country community.

  • Successful applicant may qualify for the recent Federal Government relocation benefit

Please note this is a permanent position and not available to Working Holiday Visa Holders. 

To be considered for this role, applicants should present with a current resume outlining their work experience and supply 2-3 relatable references that can be contacted. NOTE: only applicants who meet the brief will be considered and contacted if shortlisted. 

REF Kerr 20210707 | Closed 20210810 | Read 20210901