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Hancock Agriculture is a renowned agricultural company, encompassing Hancock Pastoral, Wagyu Operations, and S. Kidman. 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


Immediate Start


Until Positions Filled

Job Description:

Are you passionate about agriculture and eager to be part of a dynamic team dedicated to livestock breeding and property management? Rockybank Station and Holyrood, nestled in the heart of South Central Queensland, are seeking a dedicated and skilled Station Hand to join our team.

About the Property
Rockybank Station is proud to be the home of the Kidman Santa Gertrudis and Composite bull-breeding herd. Our operations span across QLD, NSW, NT, and WA, supplying high-quality breeding bulls to our large-scale breeder herds. Holyrood is part of the QLD purebred Wagyu herd aggregation of properties, specialising in breeding bulls for northern breeder herds, steers, and heifers for our southern cattle operations. Holyrood is run collaboratively with Rockybank, sharing herd and property management responsibilities.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Mustering cattle using horses and bikes

  • Attending to all facets of cattle husbandry and processing

  • Carrying out general station maintenance and repairs - including fencing and welding

  • Undertaking general vehicle and machinery operation and basic maintenance

  • Assisting with land and environmental management practices

  • A positive attitude to team work, continual learning, accuracy and working together as we continue to grow and improve the quality of our cattle as part of Hancock Agriculture.

Job Requirements:

To thrive in this role, you will have:

  • At least 2 years experience as a Station Hand.

  • Experience in the movement, handling and processing of cattle, using calm methods with the advantage of digitalised communication, improved weaner cradles, cattle crushes and yard shading

  • Good horsemanship and motorbike skills

  • Fencing, stock water and general maintenance skills

  • Competent operation of various station machinery/equipment and carry out 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

  • Hold a current Class C driver’s licence

  • A genuine passion for agriculture

  • Ability to work unsupervised and be ok working alone

Job Benefits:

  • At Rockybank 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 natural beauty of the rugged outback of Central Queensland.

  • Enjoy a comfortable air conditioned living space. We aim to make the place feel like your home as well as your work.

  • 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.

How to apply


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

Hancock 20231012 | Updated to SH 20231027 |

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