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Valera Vale Droughtmasters is a family owned and managed business, which operates several properties in South Eastern Qld and Valera Vale and Yanna Stations in Central Western Queensland.

Valera Vale Droughtmasters is a stud operation (one of the largest in the country) and a major supplier of Droughtmaster genetics throughout Northern Australia. The stud is heavily involved in Gene Testing and Genomic and other cutting-edge research. This role would appeal to people who want exposure to modern animal husbandry, cattle selection and management practices. The enterprise has 2 full time vets on staff. The Valera Vale based team includes 4 full time staff and several contractors.

Job Type: Full Time

Start Date: Immediate

Job Description: We are looking for a versatile couple (individuals are welcome to apply) to join our team at Valera Vale.  Valera Vale Station is a picturesque, highly improved 23,000 ha.

  • Buffel grass grazing property with a carrying capacity of 4-5,000 AE including 1,200 Stud Breeders. There is a major on-property bull sale each year.

  • Valera Vale is located just south of Augathella with Charleville (56 km away: 12 Km formed gravel plus 44 km Mitchell Highway) being the main town.

  • Charleville is a major regional centre with two Primary Schools, a High School (with School Bus access) and Hospital and Medical Services etc. It has Airline and Bus Services to Brisbane and Toowoomba.


The role includes:

  • Lots of cattle work including mustering mostly on horseback (own horses welcome). Bikes and buggies are also used.

  • Practicing low stress stock handling techniques.

  • A substantial amount of weaner handling as Valera Vale is the weaner depot for the other properties

  • General Station Duties

  • Maintaining waters and fences including exclusion fencing

  • Working in a team environment

  • Ability to work unsupervised

  • Interest in machinery operations & basic maintenance (Dozer/Grader/Loader/HR or HC Truck) would be highly regarded but not essential


Very high standards of animal welfare are important to us. Attention to detail and the ability to keep accurate animal records are essential.


  • Attractive remuneration package based on experience

  • A comfortable air conditioned cottage (3 Bedrooms)

  • Mobile Phone and Broadband Internet service

  • Bus Service to Charleville Secondary and Primary Schools

  • Good infrastructure and modern cattle yards

  • Exposure to modern cattle breeding technology and cutting-edge research


Applicants please present your resume and a cover letter with 2 or more references and submit via the APPLY NOW button below or via email to Michael Flynn: Please note only applicants who meet the brief will be considered and contacted if short-listed. 

VALERA VALE: 20220311

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