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Northern Livestock & Agriculture is a family owned and operated business located in the NT. We are looking for a station couple to join our team. We are located 2 hours south of Darwin, NT in the Douglas Daly district.

Job Type:



Based on Experience


1st July 2024


Until Position Filled

Job Description:

  • You will be responsible for day-to-day operations at Ruby Downs working in a team and also individually, including hay & cotton production, machinery operation and maintenance, animal husbandry, yard work and any other task required to operate a cattle property.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Not a Caretaker position, Feedlot / Cropping duties with some cattle work.

  • Full-time position available and partner’s workload negotiable.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Varied role between hay & cotton production, machinery operation and some cattle work.

  • Checking waters as required

  • Feedlot duties

  • Tractor operation

  • Clean troughs as required

  • Putting out supplementation

  • Maintaining fences to a high standard – including spraying regrowth

  • Muster cattle on quad bikes

  • Keep workshop clean and workable at all times.

  • Keep lawns mowed and house complex neat and tidy at all times

Job Requirements:

Essential requirements:

  • Previous work experience on cattle or cropping property

  • Previous experience operating tractors and farm machinery

  • To have a high attention to detail

  • To be mechanically minded

  • Both applicants to have driver’s licenses

  • To be of sober habits and know that drugs are not tolerated

  • To have clear communication skills, follow instructions and work autonomously and within a small team environment

  • To have an honest and reliable work ethic with a vision to stay long-term within our team

  • Salary dependent on experience

  • Roles available for partner may include operating feedlot wagon, checking waters, domestic and gardening duties

Job Benefits:

  • Position would suit couple or young family.

  • 3 bedroom home with established gardens, phone and internet provided, close to the local primary school with excellent facilities and staff

  • Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications

Please apply now with cover letter and resume with at least two work references. Only applicants who fit the above brief will be considered. For all enquiries please contact


  • This is a permanent position and not available to Working Holiday Visa Holders (Backpackers).

  • Applications without required skills and experience listed in the ad will not be considered.

  • Start date 1 July 2024

Ref | 22020802 | CL 20220822 | reop 20230905 | CL 20231023 | RP 20240603

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