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Above award rates
Until Position Filled
Based 15kms outside of Surat, QLD, Wylarah Station is a high-functioning and successful farming operation.
Wylarah Station is an integral part of AACo’s value chain, producing some of the best Wagyu in the world from the renowned Westholme stud.
Wylarah aggregation also produces high quality grain and fodder crops to support the stud operations as well as other stations and feedlots within AACo.
Approximately 6,050ha in size, Wylarah Farm consists of 5,500ha of dry land farming and 550ha of flood irrigated crops, predominately growing grain, silage, and hay.
This role will be responsible for ensuring all farming operations, relevant reporting and budgetary financial requirements meet a high standard, while leading a team to ensure best practice procedures are maintained across all aspects of the business at all times.
Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:
On any given day this could include, but not limited to;
Leadership and development of staff at the Farm.
Developing and maintaining beneficial relationships with key suppliers, partners and customers.
Ensuring cropping program fulfils critical commodity supply (i.e hay, silage for station requirements among others)
Be proactive in seasonal management of forage cropping to match feed pool changes.
Ensure irrigation systems are utilised to maximum efficiency where appropriate.
Management and accountability of budgets and P&L.
Reporting of paddock and crop conditions to management.
Working alongside the Station and Regional manager to operate as one integrated unit.
Ensuring the highest standards are upheld in terms of crop quality.
Responsible for the creation and execution of work program and crop rotation throughout the year.
Capital and project management.
Ensuring all work practices and processes are consistent and in line with Company Workplace Health and Safety Guidelines.
Strong people management skills with demonstrated ability in creating a diverse outcome focused team.
Experience in setting specific KPI’s ensuring that key Station and Company targets are met.
Full strategic accountability for the management and successful execution of the Farms management program including record keeping (e.g. Agworld).
Excellent organisational skills overseeing day to day operations of Wylarah’s farm team.
A hands-on approach on overall farming activities is essential
The ability to coordinate activities with other parts of Wylarah Station to maximise efficiencies.
Develop working relationships with advisors such as agronomists, reps, suppliers, contractors and other industry stakeholders.
Repairs & Maintenance of machinery and faming implements.
Coordinate and monitor contractors across farming, hay making, harvesting, spraying and other general activities.
Effective management of projects and capital expenditure processes to achieve Wylarah Farm’s objectives.
Maintain compliance with AACo’s policies and procedures including Workplace Health and Safety.
Outstanding leadership and people management skills.
Extensive experience in intensive farming operations including summer and winter crops.
Knowledge on innovation and advanced farming practices will be highly desirable.
Experience with flooding irrigation is essential part of this role.
Demonstrable experience in the creation and execution of key projects and strategic initiatives.
Ability to manage and develop a diverse and inclusive team.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
Current driver’s license.
Other licenses or willingness to obtain (e.g. forklift, HR truck license, confined space and working at heights, first aid).
Air-conditioned accommodation to suit an individual or a family
Ongoing training & development
Rewards & recognition
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Ref AACo | 20230524