Australian Country Choice (ACC) are proud industry leaders in producing and supplying highest quality cattle and beef products to the local and export markets. We employ over 1200 team members across multiple breeding, backgrounding, feedlotting, farming operations throughout Queensland, including our head office and state of the art food processing and value add facility near Brisbane’s CBD.
Until Positions Filled
We are seeking applications from Agribusiness graduates (or a similar discipline) who are keen to put your degree to work and establish your career in cattle and beef production with the world’s largest, privately owned, fully integrated cattle and beef supply chain.
The initial two year program within our Feedlot operations will provide hands on exposure to all operational areas including: livestock, feedmill, maintenance and administration along with formal training and development and learning from the industry’s best.
Opal Creek is conveniently located in the Darling Downs region, west of Toowoomba, has undergone significant expansion and infrastructure improvements to accommodate 30,000 head of cattle across a spectrum of markets from long fed Wagyu, through to short fed domestic supermarket cattle. Brindley Park is located in close proximity to the agricultural hub of Roma, running 18,000 head of cattle and is currently transitioning towards being one of Australia’s largest Wagyu feeding operations.
Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:
Located at either of our two Feedlots, Opal Creek (near Cecil Plains) or Brindley Park (near Roma) the “Trainee Manager” roles are aimed at establishing the core knowledge, understanding, management and leadership skills needed to start in the beef industry, in a highly practical way.
This program provides a wholistic experience across the four main feedlot operational areas that include:
Livestock: Approximately 9 months as part of the livestock team cattle handling, pen riding and processing of livestock whilst you learn the key principals of livestock behaviour, animal welfare, health, livestock nutrition and growth, recording data and interpreting information to make informed business decisions.
Feedmill: Approximately 9 months with the mill team understanding livestock requirements, and the preparation, mixing and feeding of cattle within an intensive environment. You’ll enjoy hands on activities including operating feed trucks, loaders, steam flaker, batching of rations, hay grinding & silage carting.
Maintenance: Approximately 3 months working with the maintenance team who do important work to ensure the health and wellbeing of our livestock, activities here include: pen cleaning, bobcat operation, pen repairs, post repairs, manure turning, general fabrication and fencing, water pipe and trough repairs.
Administration: Approximately 3 months involved with the administration and management team where you’ll gain broad experience in weigh bridge operation, accounts, payroll, invoicing for custom feeding cattle, managing safe place of work, quality assurance & compliance, budgeting and business reporting.
With a passion for working with cattle, you’re a reliable, energetic and positive self-starter who is keen to learn! The successful candidates will also demonstrate:
Full commitment to best practice livestock handling & animal welfare practices
Commitment to working safely
Sound written and numeracy skills
Sound computer literacy
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Willingness to be vaccinated against QFever
An attractive salary package along with onsite single air-conditioned accommodation and meals is provided.
Apply now and make your next move your best yet!
Please note: it is a condition of employment with ACC that all new employees are vaccinated for Q-fever, we are happy to assist and facilitate appointments as necessary.
ACC REF | 20230119