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ROMA

ASSISTANT LIVESTOCK MANAGER

QLD

AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY CHOICE

Australian Country Choice (ACC) is a proud industry leader that produces and supplies the highest quality cattle and beef products to local and export markets. We employ over 1,200 team members across our diverse operation which includes large-scale cattle breeding, backgrounding, Feed lotting, farming, food processing and corporate services.

We are the largest, Australian owned fully integrated beef cattle supply chain and this means you really do get the best of both worlds. You get the opportunity and security that comes with a progressive corporate pastoral operation who continue to grow, develop and innovate, along with the support and personal interest that comes with being part of a family business.

Job Type:

Full-Time

Remuneration:

Competitive salary & benefits

Start:

Hiring Now

Expires:

Until Positions Filled

Job Description:

  • We are currently seeking an Assistant Livestock Manager for our Stud & Commercial Backgrounding Operation.

  • Situated just 35 minutes from Roma, you’ll enjoy the convenient location of ACC’s Brindley Park Property Group.  This large-scale Wagyu/Angus stud and commercial backgrounding operation is an aggregation of 10 properties spanning over 70,000 acres.

  • Reporting to the Livestock Manager/Feedlot 2IC at Brindley Park, this newly created position will be an integral part of the feedlot leadership team. Brindley Park’s current carrying capacity is 17,000 cattle units, with diverse cattle types from long fed Wagyu through to mid fed export cattle and a range of feeding programs.  

  • With development approval to double Brindley Park’s capacity, future expansions will provide exciting growth opportunities for this role.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

You’ll love a fast-paced environment and enjoy providing hands-on supervision to the livestock team of 14, including mentoring and coaching senior team members.  You’ll have broad responsibility for all aspects of day-to-day livestock handling and processing activities along with:

  • Providing on the job training to staff, competency assessments and competency sign offs

  • Monitoring work, health & safety standards, ensuring safe work practices are adhered to and that hazards and risks are proactively reported and managed

  • Ensuring the highest standards of animal health and welfare practices and procedures are maintained at all times

  • Managing feedlot horse plant including horse assessments/suitability, shoeing, dental, chiropractic, veterinary, feeding & nutrition programs

  • Completing general maintenance activities including welding, water, cables and basic machinery servicing

  • Ensuring accurate collection, recording and integrity of livestock data

Job Requirements:

You’re passionate about livestock and have well developed cattle handling and horsemanship skills, experience and knowledge. This, together with a genuine interest in coaching and mentoring others to develop their skills, you’ll bring:

  • Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience in cattle processing within a feedlot environment including arrivals, induction, hospital/health, drafting and loading out activities

  • Effective leadership and team management ability

  • In depth knowledge of livestock health, and husbandry techniques and treatments

  • Commitment to maintaining the highest standards of animal welfare

  • Understanding of work, health & safety and the ability to manage a safe place of work

  • Sound written communication & numeracy

  • Attention to detail

  • Computer literacy and experience in livestock data systems

  • Manual Driver’s licence

  • Gun licence or the ability to obtain one


It’s a perfect opportunity for a career driven, well-established livestock supervisor / head stock person / leading hand to make their next move!

Job Benefits:

You’ll also love the strong horse culture, with annual company camp draft and challenge event, horse breeding programs, horsemanship, breaking and shoeing schools along with participating in local camp drafts.  In addition, you’ll be rewarded with:

  • Competitive salary to meet experience

  • Annual incentive bonus scheme

  • Air-conditioned 2 bedroom cottage

  • Beef, utilities & wifi

  • Skills training provided by industry experts (cattle handling, horsemanship, animal health etc)

  • Paid leadership development courses

  • Career progression opportunities throughout ACC’s integrated supply chain


ACC being 100% Australian and family owned and operated, means you get the best of both worlds. You get the opportunity and security that comes with a progressive vertically integrated beef producer and supply chain who continue to grow, develop, and innovate, along with the support and personal interest that comes with being part of a family business.


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.


PLEASE NOTE :

  • This is a permanent position and not available to Working Holiday Visa Holders (Backpackers).

  • Applications without required skills and experience listed in the ad will not be considered.

ACC REF | 20240605

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