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CLERMONT

STATION HANDS

QLD

WENTWORTH CATTLE CO

Wentworth Cattle Co is a family owned beef cattle business. We embrace holistic management practices with a firm belief in low stress stockhandling, rotational grazing and Supergene.

Job Type:

Full-Time

Remuneration:

Above Award wage, based on experience and skillset

Start:

Immediate Start

Expires:

Until Positions Filled

Job Description:

  • The Station Hand is a hands-on position assisting with duties required to manage a herd of approximately 18,000 predominantly wagyu cattle on the 142,000 acre Wentworth Aggregation.

  • The Wentworth Aggregation is 60km from Moranbah and 120km from Clermont.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Stock (cattle) Welfare & Performance – herd health, fertility, nutrition & soundness

  • Assist with stock movements.

  • Grass checks

  • Monitoring for pest weeds and animals

  • Checking of fences and cleaning troughs

  • Weighing & data collection

  • Weaner training

  • Branding (Dehorning, cutting, branding, tagging, needling)


2. Stock Work (to be done in accordance with written protocols using LLS)

  • Mustering – mainly with horses & bikes

  • Troughs to be cleaned and sprinklers on prior to working cattle

  • Receiving & trucking cattle

  • Branding

  • Weaning

  • Assisting with weighing & drafting for markets, including data collection

  • May be seconded to assist at other Stations


3. Stock (Horses) Welfare & Performance

  • feeding & supplementation

  • Treat for sickness or injury

  • Grooming & hoof care

  • Tack, stable & horse yards maintained


4. Station Maintenance (in cooperation with Development)

  • Maintain fencing in good repair, troughs cleaned according to moves

  • Work area clean – hosed down or blown out

  • Maintenance of gear, stock handling facilities, and property improvements

  • General duties include some major installations such as fences, pipelines and waters

  • Weed control


5. Domestic

  • Responsible for own accommodation and in charge of setting example to juniors of the standard of living.

  • Contribute the upkeep of the entire station complex

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work well alone or with others (communication skills)

  • Time management & organizational skills

  • A basic knowledge of, and commitment to holistic Management

  • Some horse & stock experience; willingness to be trained in Low Stress Stock Handling

  • A sound understanding and promotion to safe work practices

  • Sense of humour 😊

Job Benefits:

  • Above ward wage, based on experience and skillset.

  • Accommodation – double bed with ensuite room in a shared quarters.

  • Meals cooked by Station Cook on workdays.

  • Paid Training courses, will vary depending on interests and position.


Application will be assessed on an ongoing basis and therefore we encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity. Please submit your resume via the APPLY NOW button including 3 (minimum) references contact names and numbers (References will be checked). 


For more information please contact Bristow Hughes at email hr.wentworthcattleco@gmail.com


PLEASE NOTE :

  • 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.

20240520

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