STATION HANDS 

VALERA VALE STATION | CHARLEVILLE, QLD

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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.

Benefits:

  • 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: michael@valeravale.com.au. Please note only applicants who meet the brief will be considered and contacted if short-listed. 

VALERA VALE: 20220311