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MDH Pty Ltd

MDH Pty Ltd is one of Australia's largest beef cattle operations, unique in the fact that the company is both family owned and operated. The McDonald family represents 6 generations of beef producers and 190 years of experience in Australian agriculture.

MDH has developed into a fully integrated beef business with a genuine fork to farm approach. This provides customers and consumers with the unique opportunity to have a direct dialogue with the family throughout the supply chain.

With a wide geographical spread of country in Australia's vast Queensland outback, MDH Pty Ltd runs 175,000 head of cattle across 14 properties.

Job Type:



Generous Package


Beginning 2024


Until position filled

Job Description:

  • MDH Pty Ltd is now seeking to employ a Head Stockperson for the 2024 Season at Stradbroke Station.

  • As one of the more recent additions, Stradbroke was one of the original Stanbroke Pastoral Company properties. The property is now solely used for backgrounding cattle for the feedlot and typically carries around 15,000 head of cattle. Located just 30kms from Dajarra, and lying on the western boundary of Chatsworth, Stradbroke complements the McDonald land holdings in the Cloncurry area.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Manager, you will be involved in all hands-on day to day requirements of running and leading a team on a cattle station.

  • You must have experience leading a team of 3-4 Station Hands

Job Requirements:

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate:

  • Sound knowledge & experience with cattle and horses.

  • Approachable and independent

  • Strong team leadership, communication skills & the ability to mentor up to 8 other people.

  • Sound record keeping skills

  • Competent motorbike & horsemanship skills is ESSENTIAL

  • Basic mechanical knowledge & fencing skills

  • Take pride in both their work & themselves.

  • Initiative and a good work ethic.

  • The ability to be organised and motivated.

Job Benefits:

  • Single accommodation available, both with modern and comfortable facilities/ ensuite - shared laundry facilities.

  • Generous remuneration package available on application.

For more information or to apply please e-mail Annabel at or apply below with your resume and at least 2 contactable employer references.

Please note only candidates who apply with a CV/ cover letter and references will be considered. This role is not open to WHV applicants.

REF | MDH | 20240116 | RePo 20240220

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