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Smithfield Cattle Company is a family owned, values driven, cattle and farming operation based in Southern Queensland. Smithfield operates two 20,000 head feedlots near Proston and Goondiwindi, along with various grazing and farming operations.

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Competitive remuneration


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Job Description:

We are currently seeking an experienced Farm Hand to join our team at Sapphire Feedlot in Goondiwindi, QLD.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Operation and Maintenance of lateral Irrigation and pumping infrastructure.

  • Chemical handling and spraying.

  • Operation of tractors, tillage implements and various other types of earthmoving machinery.

  • Maintain accurate record keeping.

  • Assist in all areas of the cropping systems, including ground prep, sowing, harvesting, and fertilising.

  • Follow company policies and procedures to maintain a high standard of professionalism.

  • Communicate effectively with team members and supervisors.

  • Flexibility in contributing to other areas of the feedlot as required such as pen cleaning.

Job Requirements:

  • Farm mechanical and maintenance experience.

  • General farm maintenance and mechanical knowledge

  • Working knowledge of facilities machines and equipment.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Good communication and organisational skills.

  • Prior experience in farming and cropping

  • Ability to keep track of and report on activity.

  • Strong record keeping skills.

Previous experience as a cropping farm hand working with a modern fleet of equipment and GPS systems is essential.

Job Benefits:

  • On-farm vehicle

  • Accommodation included

  • Competitive remuneration

  • Training, career development and advancement opportunities in our widespread organisation

  • Friendly, supportive team & community environments

To apply please send your resume and at least 2 contactable employer references, and cover letter, so we can get to know your story via the apply now button below. Email or phone 07 4675 1212 if you have any questions.


  • 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.

SMITHFIELD | 20240416

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