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The Hughes Pastoral Group, of Hughes Pastoral and Georgina Pastoral, runs over 180,000 head of Wagyu as well as Organic Angus infused cattle on their properties covering over 3 million hectares in QLD & NT.

Family owned-with you, we work together. A safe and supportive work environment is our key focus, as our people are our greatest asset.

Thrive together.

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Job Description:

We are seeking a Head Stockperson for the 2024 season. This Head Stockperson’s position is well suited to someone looking for their first Head Stockperson job or for someone with 1-2 seasons behind them looking to move to a bigger station.

  • Great career opportunity to commence in the 2024 season.

  • Well developed and managed property

  • Opportunity for further mentoring by senior management

  • This large cattle station's closest town is Quilpie, in the Channel Country on the banks of the Cooper Creek, QLD.

  • There is an opportunity for a partner to work at the station with Cleaning, Cooking, Gardening.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Mustering on horseback - excellent horsemanship skills is mandatory for this role.

  • Reporting to the station manager regularly

  • Leading, training and developing a team of station hands

  • Promote a positive, respectful and safe work environment

  • Plan and co-ordinate with current management to meet day to day and program goals

  • Perform regular young cattle management duties: Yard education, Tailing, Drafting, Branding and Mustering

  • Detailed and accurate recording of all stock information

  • Ensure workplace standards and policies are followed

Job Requirements:

  • Must be capable of following directions on existing young cattle education policies and have good communication skills to work with both management and the team.

  • E working all livestock in a calm, low stress manner and be driven to continually improve and learn.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, be interested to understand why and how we can do it better

  • Ability to organise and prioritise tasks effectively.

Competent horsemanship skills and experience is essential for this position.

Job Benefits:

  • A competitive salary is offer in line with experience.

  • All meals and accommodation provided.

  • There is an opportunity for a partner to work at the station with Cleaning, Cooking, Gardening.

  • It is the Hughes family philosophy that the land should be left in a better condition for future generations.

To apply please email a cover letter and resumé with at least 3 current references to or via the APPLY NOW button below


**This is a permanent position and NOT available to Working Holiday Visa Holders.**

Hughes | 20240520

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