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Barmount Feedlot is a proudly family owned and operated beef cattle feedlot, with over 40 years of custom feeding experience. We are situated on a 7,500 hectare property located between Rockhampton and Mackay, approximately 110km northwest of Marlborough in Central North Queensland, Australia. We pride ourselves on delivering first class cattle performance, adopting the latest innovative cattle feeding technology with state-of-the-art facilities.

If you’re passionate about beef production, ready to be challenged or want to try something new we would love to hear from you.

Job Type:



Competitive remuneration


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Until position filled

Job Description:

The Livestock Hand is an integral role within the livestock team assisting with all day-to-day livestock related operations.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

Working under the general guidance and support of the Livestock Manager, the Livestock Hand will undertake the following responsibilities in a professional manner:

  • Assist with day-to-day responsibilities in all aspects of cattle induction and receival, drafting, weighing and despatch.

  • Assist with riding and acclimating pens daily to ensure all cattle are in good health.

  • Draft any sick cattle or non-eaters and move to the hospital pen for treatment.

  • Follow chemical and drug management procedures with safe and responsible use of veterinary products.

  • Ensure all livestock is inducted into the feedlot as outlined in the relevant induction management procedures and work instructions.

  • Move cattle through yards to crush for individual processing.

  • Operate hydraulic crush, gates and feedlot software to record identification, weight and treatment for all cattle to a high degree of accuracy.

  • Inventory control and stocktaking of all livestock products.

  • Count and move cattle to feed pens using horses.

  • Carry out general cleaning and maintenance duties at feedlot yards and pens.

  • Keep general areas clean and tidy, removing rubbish and disposing of all waste.

  • Operate machinery as required.

  • Maintain compliance with Barmount Feedlot policies and procedures, including but not limited to quality assurance, workplace health and safety, animal welfare and environmental obligations.

Job Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Skills in general cattle handling and husbandry in a low stress stock environment.

  • Good level of horsemanship.

  • Basic computer skills, becoming skilled in Possum Gully.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment effectively.

Personal Attributes

  • Supply up to two horses that are suitable for the position with own tack (preferable however not essential).

  • Good work ethic, mature outlook and an ability to follow instructions.

  • Willingness to show initiative and lead by example.

  • Self-motivated to “go the extra mile” to achieve results.

Job Benefits:

  • An inclusive, rewarding and supportive working environment.

  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.

  • Air-conditioned single accommodation with all meals provided by onsite station cook.

  • Events and regular social activities.

  • Feed and farrier services provided for horses.

  • Competitive remuneration.

To apply please send your resume and at least 2 contactable employer references (these will be checked) via the apply now button below.

NB. This is a permanent position and not available to Working Holiday Visa Holders.

Barmount 20230509

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