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Hancock Agriculture, combining Hancock Pastoral, Wagyu Operations & S. Kidman & Co. Pty Ltd, has a long history in agriculture with more than 20 properties across Australia, spanning around six million hectares.

With a herd of over 230,000, we are proudly one of the country’s largest producers of Wagyu and commercial cattle.  As a combined business, we offer our people the unique opportunity to be part of a vertically integrated farming operation, which means we own every step of the process, from breeding, backgrounding, and grainfeeding, through to sales of finished product, to ensure the highest standards of animal husbandry, traceability and quality assurance are performed.  

Hancock Agriculture provides you a career in an exceptional organisation that is entering an exciting period of change, continued innovation and growth. Be a part of our journey in an organisation you can be proud of and where we value the safety and welfare of our people, animals and environment.   

Job Type:

Casual Position


On Application


Hiring Now


Until Position Filled

Job Description:

We have an opening for an experienced Casual Station Hand to join our operations for the 2023 season starting end of February to early March 2023.

Durrie Station spans 6,600 km2 and is situated on the banks of the Diamantina River in the Channel Country of south west Queensland. Durrie operates primarily as a growing out depot for cattle from the company’s Northern properties. We have a crew of around seven plus the managers and family which cultivates a real family environment where everybody is included in the running of the station. Team members attend numerous social events throughout the year including the famous Birdsville Cup, although for many the highlight is the famous Betoota Pub with its annual gymkhana, cricket and race days. There is a large permanent waterhole close to the homestead providing for fishing and swimming in the afternoon and days off.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Mustering cattle using horses and bikes

  • Attending to all facets of cattle husbandry and processing

  • Carrying out general station maintenance and repairs - including fencing and welding

  • Undertaking general vehicle and machinery operation and basic maintenance

  • Assisting with land and environmental management practices

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in the movement, handling and processing of cattle, using calm methods with the advantage of digitalised communication, improved weaner cradles, cattle crushes and yard shading

  • Sound horsemanship and motorbike skills

  • Fencing, stock water and general maintenance skills

  • Competent operation of various station machinery/equipment and carry out basic maintenance

  • A strong work ethic and commitment to working safely

  • Good understanding of animal welfare practices

  • Ability to record information and communicate effectively in the workplace

  • Hold a current Class C driver’s licence

  • A genuine passion for agriculture

Job Benefits:

  • On-the job training such low stress cattle handling, livestock husbandry and animal welfare, basic to advanced motorbike, safe operation of 4 x 4 vehicles and side by side

  • Experienced leaders to help you learn and develop your skills

  • Internal transfer and development opportunities between stations and states

  • Friendly, supportive team and community environment

  • Quality home-cooked meals and air-conditioned single accommodation


This role offers a great opportunity to join an exciting, industry leading Agribusiness, with scope for advancement after training and experience.


How to apply

  • apply online via S Kidman website; or

  • email quoting RFTTE-DS-SH-2023.. Please include your current resume with referees and a cover letter.


Please note: You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for positions with Hancock Agriculture or S. Kidman & Co.

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