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We're proud industry leaders in producing and supplying quality cattle and meat products to the local and export markets. Our operations span across custom genetics, breeding, backgrounding, farming and feedlotting through to our modern food processing and value add packing facility.

We are the largest, Australian owned and privately operated, fully integrated beef cattle supply chain. 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.

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Job Description:

  • This is an ideal role for a career driven livestock professional who is passionate about people and livestock, seeking an opportunity to work in a fast paced, challenging environment with an established, progressive, growing business.  With a great variety of cattle, you’ll enjoy insight and learning opportunities across multiple markets.

  • Located 20 minutes from Cecil plains and just over an hour west of Toowoomba, our Opal Creek Feedlot is the largest of Australian Country Choice’s 3 Feedlots with 30,000 SCU capacity. 

  • Our total team of about 45 manage a diverse mix of cattle feeding programs from short fed supermarket, mid fed Angus through to long fed Wagyu cattle.  

  • As a fully integrated business, the majority of our feeder cattle are internally supplied by ACC properties to the feedlots, then once finished, onto our Cannon Hill Processing facility so Opal Creek Feedlot is a critical link in this supply chain.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

Joining the Opal Creek management team and reporting to the Feedlot Manager, you’ll lead and manage our dedicated livestock crew of 18 to ensure safe and effective livestock operations through:

  • Ensuring a safe and productive work environment

  • Overseeing all livestock feeding, health and monitoring activity (including pen riding, diagnosis and treatment).

  • Planning and managing cattle movement activities, unloading/offloading, induction and drafting activities

  • Training, coaching and mentoring staff

  • Ensuring all regulatory and compliance requirements are met

  • Reviewing and monitoring data and information to be able to quickly identify trends, changes and implement changes as required

  • Management reporting

Job Requirements:

You may be an experienced Livestock Supervisor or Head Stock Person looking for your next challenge and progressing your career in livestock management.  Along with demonstrated success at leading and managing a high performing livestock team, you’ll bring:

  • A passion for livestock and commitment to best practice animal welfare practices

  • Extensive hands-on experience handling cattle safely & quietly

  • Knowledge and understanding of compliance, food safety and regulatory requirements

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to relate well to a range of people

  • In depth knowledge of animal health and husbandry practices

  • Sound computer literacy

  • A positive, proactive approach who can respond quickly to change

  • Current driver's licence.

Job Benefits:

  • Competitive $$ package

  • Family accommodation provided

  • Tool of trade vehicle

  • Formal & informal professional development

  • Collaboration with industry experts & specialists

  • Genuine opportunities for career growth and progression

We strive to earn our stripes as masters of our craft with a commitment to “being right” in everything we do, and, how we do it by delivering the highest standards in safety, customer, operational excellence, and our people. We do this by living our “Be Right” values of: Belief, Energy, Responsibility, Integrity, Grit, Humility and Team.  Apply now to earn your stripes with us!  

Please note: it is a condition of employment with ACC that employees are vaccinated or have immunity for Q-fever, we are happy to assist and facilitate appointments if necessary.

ACC REF | 20230920

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