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One of Australia's best known feedlot operators is currently looking for experienced Pen Riders to join their growing team on their feedlot on the Darling Downs, Queensland.

Job Type: Casual

Salary: $24.36 per hour


Start Date: ASAP

The Benefits:

  • Horse feed and shoeing provided

  • On site accommodation available

Job Description:

  • The role sees you responsible for the livestock health and welfare needs of the animals under your care.

  • Receiving, drafting, processing, riding pens and moving cattle on a daily basis, you will also be required to administer products for optimum animal health and undertake a range of livestock husbandry and site maintenance activities.

Your Skills & Experience

  • The ideal candidate must have previous experience in a similar role.

  • Provided with 2-3 horses, you will be skilled in working with horses and can pass a riding test.

  • Able to read conditions and identify potential animal health changes and hazards, you need to be an excellent communicator and be committed to a culture of safety for yourself, your team-mates and animals at all times.

  • You will strive to challenge yourself to both; better your skills and positively contribute to the improvement of the company.

To be considered for the position, it’s important you can address the following criteria:

  • Highly skilled horse rider-previous Pen Riding experience is highly regarded

  • Current driver’s licence

  • Experience in a similar role (with references)

  • 2-3 Hendra vaccinated horses and own tack

  • Must be able to provide Q Fever card

  • Good understanding of WHS and QA policies and procedures

  • Dedicated to a culture of safety at all times

Your Employer:

  • Originally established in 1843, before being relaunched in 1997, our client is one of Australia’s oldest and most experienced feed lot managers and producer of quality beef.

  • The operation includes cattle procurement, backgrounding, transportation, farming, lot feeding, beef processing and marketing across two main locations in SW Queensland and turns over in excess of 215,000 cattle annually.

  • In addition to their feedlot operations, they have created a range of complementary businesses that include, premium beef, fertiliser production and logistics. They employ over 180 staff and have a dedicated team culture that has been built on fostering strong relationships both within and outside of their business.

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