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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.

The nature and scale of our operations, together with the needs of our customers means that operate all year, and not just a "season". Because of that, we're fully invested in you.

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Job Description:

  • ACC’s largest breeding property, Barkly Downs (near Mount Isa) has an exciting opportunity for a Station Hand to join the team.

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

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Mustering of livestock and general station hand duties as required

  • Permanent, full-time positions (ongoing employment, not seasonal)

  • Full training - both on the job practical training, plus external courses led by the industry's best covering cattle handling, horsemanship, motorbikes & shoeing

Job Requirements:

You're seeking a rural working lifestyle that will challenge and reward you both personally and professionally. You take pride in what you do and, you do it well.  You're committed to working safely, you take care of yourself and you look out for your mates.  You thrive working hard, being part of a team and working together to do a quality job, every time. You're always be keen to jump in and lend a hand regardless of the role. You're a reliable self-starter, you're passionate about quality livestock and keen to learn from, and work with, the best in the industry in how we breed, grow, handle and care for our livestock.  Some extras:

  • Previous cattle handling / station experience whilst desirable, is not necessary

  • Ideally some familiarity / experience with horses, but if not quite a capable rider, we've got the best people & horses on station to help you with that!

  • The Physical fitness and agility to safely undertake the physical aspects of the role.

  • Basic literacy skills to ensure you can understand written instructions and information

  • Basic computer skills for recording & handling cattle data

  • Driver's Licence

Job Benefits:

  • Top entry level rates of pay starting at $190 per day

  • Brand new state of the art kitchen and dining facilities

  • Comfortable, single, air-conditioned accommodation - recently refurbished

  • On station Social Club within a beautiful homestead environment

  • Involvement in community events and company camp drafts

  • An employer who puts your health, safety & wellbeing first

  • Total commitment to industry & best practice cattle handling that ensures the health and welfare of our animals

  • Learn about our world class cattle breeding programs, maximising the latest trends and technology

Make your next move your best yet and apply now to join a 100% Australian and family owned and operated, industry leader.  Come join ACC where no two days are the same and the opportunities are endless.

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 | 20230920

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