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Hancock Agriculture is a renowned agricultural company, encompassing Hancock Pastoral, Wagyu Operations, and S. Kidman & Co. Pty Ltd. With a rich history in agriculture, we manage over 20 properties across Australia, covering a vast land area of 3.49 million hectares. As one of the country's largest producers of Wagyu and commercial cattle, we maintain a herd of over 150,000.

As a vertically integrated farming operation, we oversee every step of the process, from breeding and backgrounding to grain feeding and sales of the finished product. This approach ensures the highest standards of animal husbandry, traceability, and quality assurance. At Hancock Agriculture, we are proud to offer our team members the unique opportunity to be part of an organisation that upholds these exceptional standards.

Job Type:



Competitive remuneration


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Job Description:

Join an industry-leading Agribusiness and become a valuable member of our team at Sundown Valley station in New South Wales. We are currently seeking a Station Hand to join the team.

  • Located in the stunning New England region of NSW, Sundown Valley station boasts a picturesque location, with close proximity to the charming towns of Armidale and Tamworth. This station plays a pivotal role in our Wagyu business, focusing on the production of premium, high-quality cattle. Encompassing an expansive 22,000 hectares, the station successfully manages a herd of 12,000+ head, with an impressive annual turnover of 15,000 cattle.

  • Sundown Valley is a predominantly feeder backgrounding cattle property focused on rotationally grazed pastures with breeders and intensive breeding programs as well as opportunistically trade cattle as part of the operation.

  • Key elements of the Hancock Agriculture property is a focus on a safety culture and a continually improving desire for the highest Animal welfare as a part of the 2GR wagyu brands cattle supply.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Livestock Manager, you will play a crucial role in the day-to-day operations of the station, your focus is cattle and the welfare, husbandry and handling is the highest priority. Your primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Mustering cattle using side-by-side UTVs, dogs, and horses

  • Attending to all aspects of cattle husbandry and processing

  • Performing general station maintenance and repairs, including fencing and welding

  • Performing general operations and basic maintenance of vehicles and machinery

  • Assisting with land and environmental management practices

  • Receiving ongoing training for further responsibilities

  • Ongoing training will be provided for further responsibilities.

Job Requirements:

  • Two years’ experience in the movement, handling and processing of cattle using calm, quiet and controlled methods;

  • Fencing, stock water and general maintenance skills;

  • Competency in operation of various station machinery/equipment and basic maintenance;

  • A strong work ethic and commitment to working safely;

  • Good understanding of animal welfare practices;

  • Ability to record information and communicate effectively in the workplace;

  • A current class-C driver’s licence (truck licence an advantage, or be willing to obtain); and

  • A genuine passion for Agriculture, and an understanding that safety, animal welfare and production is part of this station, and we do our best to continue to improve these fundamentals

Job Benefits:

  • At Sundown Valley Station, we are committed to providing our team members with a rewarding and comfortable experience. In return for your dedication and hard work, we offer competitive remuneration and the chance to immerse yourself in the picturesque beauty of the New England region of New South Wales.

  • Enjoy a comfortable living space in single, couple or family accommodation options available.

  • We are in a growth phase in the Northern New South Wales wagyu operations and excited to keep improving and growing with people, land and cattle. 

  • Become part of a team that values collaboration, mutual support, and a strong sense of community. 

  • We foster a positive work culture where everyone feels respected and valued.

Apply below with your resume and references.


Please note: You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for positions with Hancock Agriculture or S. Kidman & Co.

REF | 20240325

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