Our mission is to feed families globally, through premium quality products, exceptional service, and sustainable practices.

Thomas Foods Feedlot forms part of the agricultural division of Thomas Foods International (TFI), one of Australia’s largest family-owned businesses since 1988. Our Feedlot is a 17,000 head cattle operation on the idyllic Limestone Coast in South Australia, a key operation for growing, supplying, and distributing premium meat to the world. We are currently undergoing an expansion to 30,000 head capacity which will create several exciting opportunities to join a close-knit team in a role that will truly make an impact in the community.

Job Type:



Guaranteed 38 hours a week with opportunities for overtime


Immediate Start


Until Position Filled

Job Description:

Thomas Foods Feedlot is a modern beef-feeding operation that requires daily animal husbandry of cattle. The Livestock Hand / Pen Rider roles are responsible for the husbandry of cattle on site.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Receiving, drafting, processing and moving of cattle daily;

  • Administration of animal health products;

  • General livestock husbandry tasks;

  • Facility maintenance.

  • Pen Riders must have at least 2 suitable working horses and saddlery to be considered for the position, which attracts an allowance for the maintenance of your horses.

Other duties of the Pen Riders include:

  • Horse-based animal husbandry tasks;

  • Monitoring cattle health on horseback;

  • Drafting and moving cattle on horse.

Job Requirements:

While not essential, ideally you will have:

  • Experience in the livestock industry;

  • Good stock sense and handling skills;

  • Strong horse-based applicable skills;

  • Computer-based record-keeping experience;

  • Knowledge of WHS and QA systems.

Job Benefits:

Why TFI?

As a valued member of our team, we also offer you multiple extra benefits in line with your role:

  • Guaranteed 38 hours a week with opportunities for overtime;

  • 10 day on and 4 day off roster

  • Progressive career opportunities

  • On the job and external training

  • Employee rewards and benefits

  • Supportive team environment

  • New starter incentive of up to $1500 cash

  • Referral incentive of up to $1500 cash

If this sounds like the role for you, we would love to hear from you!

Applicants should present with a current resume with at least 2 contactable work related references.

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