LIVESTOCK HAND

KOOJAN DOWNS | MOORA

WA

HARVEST ROAD

Harvest Road Group’s vision is to deliver Australia’s best sustainable produce to the world. We are an expanding agri-food business with a growing portfolio of fine food and beverage brands for domestic and international markets, exporting to over 40 countries. We are a family-owned business committed to improving animal welfare and strives towards industry leadership throughout a vertically integrated beef business and our aquaculture operations. We take pride in producing beef that you can feel good about.

Job Type:

Full-Time

Remuneration:

Above Pastoral Award rates

Start:

Hiring Now

Expires:

Until Position Filled

Job Description:

We are currently seeking energetic Livestock Hands to join our expanding business. Working on a 10:4 permanent roster, these roles will be a part of a team to operate the feeding facility near Moora, WA. This is WA’s largest feeding facility and is designed to supply Harvest Road’s processing facility, Harvey Beef.


Koojan Downs feeding facility is located 30kms from Moora and 160kms north of Perth.  Koojan Downs is part of the integrated beef supply chain for Harvest Road.  This integrated beef supply chain ranges from north to southwest of Western Australia and is based on best-practice ecological planning and animal welfare management.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Livestock Supervisor this opportunity will suit a self-motivated person who is hands on and is passionate about the agriculture industry. You will have a strong work ethic and be willing to learn and contribute to the team.


Key Responsibilities of the role:

  • Daily pen riding on horseback.

  • General daily cattle handling to ensure the identification and diagnosis of illnesses.

  • Assisting in the receival procedure of livestock.

  • Induction of livestock into the feedlot, following correct induction management procedures and relevant livestock work instructions.

  • Unloading, loading, scanning, drafting and weighing of cattle.

  • All aspects of cattle and horse husbandry and welfare including handling and veterinary treatments.

  • Ensuring water troughs are maintained at all times.

  • Other duties as required.

Job Requirements:

  • Previous experience of working in an intensive livestock handling operation preferred.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Current Driver's Licence (Heavy vehicle licence where applicable).

  • Previous experience in a similar role is advantageous.

  • Ability to ride a horse along with basic level horsemanship.

  • Basic level cattlemanship knowledge.

  • Knowledge of intensive livestock production systems.

  • Ability to work alone.

  • Available to work rostered weekends.

Job Benefits:

  • Above Pastoral Award rates

  • Permanent full-time hours with 10 days on 4 days off roster

  • Share accommodation available in nearby Moora

  • Safe & friendly work environment in an Australian family-owned company

  • Friendly and welcoming office environment

  • A company that fosters a supportive culture and values its people

  • Access to a range of training, development and career progression opportunities

  • Join a team of people who are passionate about the beef industry


Press ‘Apply Now’ to submit your resume and covering letter for any of these roles.  For a confidential chat, please call Amanda Moohen, General Manager – Feeding Facilities, on 0419-966-180

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to having a workforce that reflects the community in which we live and work. We encourage Indigenous Australians, people with a disability and people of all ages, culturally diverse backgrounds, gender identity and sexual orientation to apply.
REF | HR | 20220907