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Noogilla Cattle Co. operates Woodlands and Tartulla, a 35,000 hectare aggregation located on the
Maranoa River between Mitchell and St George. It is a self-replacing cattle breeding operation.

The vision for the business is to have a well-managed family business that can operate effectively for the
benefit of all and without being dependent on any one person. This will be achieved through following the 5 core values of the business; adaptability, growth, holistic balance, integrity & sustainability.

Job Type:




Hiring Now


Until position filled

Job Description:

The role of the Working Manager is to oversee the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the herd and property under the guidance of the Chairperson of the Board. The position will implement the decisions of the Board in line with the company values. Additionally, the working manager is to communicate opportunities and challenges for the property with the Board that could grow or impact the business.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Animal health, welfare and management (mustering, processing, feeding supplements, etc.)

  • Property infrastructure maintenance and development

  • Lead the team, contractors and advisors to a positive and high standard in the management of the property

  • Adhere to and implement OH&S practices to ensure Woodlands stay within the legal limitations.

  • Land management and development, including weed management

  • Machinery maintenance and servicing

  • Communication with the chairperson / board with regular updates on the property and herd

  • Plan and action tasks and jobs for the week and month

  • Further build and maintain Woodlands reputation as a well-run commercial business and valued

  • member of the local community

Job Requirements:

Personal attributes:

  • Good communication, verbal & written

  • Shows initiative and is adaptable to change

  • Ability to work alone or within teams

  • A desire for continuous learning and self-development

  • A desire to become involved within the local community

Performance competencies:

  • Well organised and self-motivated

  • Experience in property management and animal husbandry

  • Experience with heavy machinery

  • Basic computer literacy (e-mails and Microsoft office applications)

  • Either have, or be prepared to obtain; a truck licence (HR or above), gun license and boat license

Job Benefits:

  • Salary to be negotiated with successful applicant (including super & leave entitlements)

  • Accommodation on Woodlands in a 3 bedroom cottage with electricity and starlink internet included

  • 1 beast for meat every 12/18 months (butcher fees at own expense)

  • An agreed number of horses and dogs

For more information please contact Ken Syme at e-mail To apply please send your resume and at least 2 contactable employer references via the apply now button below.

Please note only candidates who apply with a CV and references will be considered, and relevant experience will be considered.

NB. This is a permanent position and not available to Working Holiday Visa Holders.

Noogilla Cattle Co Ref | 20230506

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