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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, our head office and state of the art food processing and value add facility near Brisbane’s CBD. With over 4 million acres and carrying capacity of over 350000 head of cattle, we are the largest, privately owned, fully integrated, beef cattle supply chain and this means you really do get the best of both worlds.

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Job Description:

  • Due to an internal promotion, ACC’s largest breeding property, Barkly Downs (near Mount Isa) has an exciting opportunity for an existing ACC Head Stockperson or Leading Hand to join the team and take the next step in your career. 

  • Barkly Downs is currently running over 42000 head of bulls, cows and calves across 2.3 million acres.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • As part of Barkly’s leadership team, you’ll join a total crew of 26 and working alongside another Head Stockperson, you’ll lead one of the stock crews with 6-7 team members. 

  • You will be responsible for managing the team in safely and effectively undertaking all aspects of livestock handling, monitoring and processing, including accurate and timely data capture and reporting.  

  • You’ll thrive learning how to effectively plan and manage the utilistation of your own camp assets and equipment including vehicles, truck, motorbikes and horses.

Job Requirements:

Having high personal standards, attention to detail, you’ll have demonstrated success at leading, coaching and mentoring a stock crew, the successful candidate will bring:

  • Advanced horsemanship skill and ability

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in livestock handling

  • Genuine passion for coaching others and sharing your knowledge and experience

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Working knowledge of workplace health & safety, hazards & risks

  • Solid judgement & problem solving

  • Attention to detail

  • Sound computer literacy

  • Commitment to best practice animal husbandry handling practices, always ensuring the highest standards of animal welfare.

Job Benefits:

  • Attractive salary and private, comfortable, air-conditioned accommodation is provided.

  • Australian Country Choice invests in your professional development and provides career opportunities across our fully integrated beef supply chain. 

  • This opportunity offers security that comes with a progressive corporate pastoral company, along with the support and personal interest that comes with being part of an innovative and agile family business.  

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 | 20230302

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