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Family owned and operated; Elbow Valley Beef sells exclusively from the Canning Downs South operation. Canning Downs South is a property and business in the picturesque Elbow Valley on the Southern Downs of Queensland. Over time other properties in Queensland and New South Wales have been added to support the business through backgrounding, breeding, and cropping operations.

Job Type:



Above Award, commensurate with experience


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Until position filled

Job Description:

  • Our Southern Downs Feedlot, 30km from Warwick, is seeking 2 general farm hands to form a new team and be responsible for the pen maintenance of our shedded feedlot.

  • Currently in a growth phase and expanding to 10,000hd – the feedlot operates a long-fed wagyu program and is converting to a fully shedded feedlot with 4 sheds currently operational.

  • This role requires two efficient, conscientious, and skilled operators to work as a team to ensure the health of the pens and our cattle are maintained to a high standard. 

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • You will be required to apply sawdust and spray a liquid probiotic across the shed pens, clean out manure in pens, repair pad bases where required and spread manure across nearby cultivation.

  • Operating a variety of machines, including Cat loaders, John Deere tractors, moxy, Bunnings spreader, 8T excavator and skid steers – prior experience in operating machines of similar capabilities is highly desirable.

  • Learning to mix feed and feed-out is a requirement of this role for weekend coverage.

  • Assistance in general maintenance activities will form part of this role as well.

Job Requirements:

Attributes and capabilities we are looking for in our new team members:

  • Previous experience operating similar machines.

  • Can do attitude and energy in completing tasks.

  • Taking pride in your work, looking after machines, and being clean, tidy, punctual and reliable is essential.

  • Sound communication skills.

Job Benefits:

  • Comfortable house is available in town if required.

  • Weekend work is required.

  • Applicants with previous machine operating experience will be considered in the first instance.

If this is something that interests you and you have the relevant skills and experience, please email your resume along with 2 contactable references (these will be checked) to Sarah at or via the APPLY NOW button below...

All enquiries can be directed via email also.


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


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