• Established team on a large scale enterprise
  • Progressive, EU accredited cattle operation


Company

Established in the mid 1950's this 10,000-hectare property produces high quality Angus cattle, fine wool merino sheep and prime lambs.
The business goal is to be in the top 10% of similar benchmarked livestock enterprises across Australia.
This company is committed to sustainable agriculture through improving the ecological health of the property while maintaining quiet, content livestock and a happy, stimulated workforce.


Position

Reporting to the General Manager, this role will be “hands-on”, managing all day-to-day activities of the Cattle enterprise which joins up to 2000 Angus females. The role will encompass repairs and maintenance ensuring machinery, stock water, irrigation, and infrastructure are kept in excellent working order.


Key Responsibilities

  • Active leadership of all cattle husbandry tasks
  • Maintain accurate records and ensure compliance with farm accreditations
  • Use grazing management tools to help manage rotational grazing program and understand future feed availability
  • Manage supplementary feed budgeting, administer, and report actual to budget
  • Operate, maintain, and repair machinery, fences, and water infrastructure


Skills and Experience

  • Leadership experience in a cattle enterprise
  • Mechanical aptitude, experience with machinery operation
  • General fabrication, engineering, machinery, and building maintenance
  • Pasture management, rotational grazing, feed budgeting, and confinement feeding
  • Record keeping for livestock returns and compiling farm reports
  • Computer literacy, especially with Excel and farm management software


Qualifications

  • Post-Secondary qualifications in Agriculture or Farm Management
  • Farm Chemical User Accreditation
  • First Aid Training
  • Current HC or HR Licence


Remuneration

A very attractive remuneration package will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience.


How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Geoff Lucas on +61 8 8201 9999.
Apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button, or alternatively via email to resume@lucasgroup.com.au quoting reference number GL3927.
Please note, applicants must have full rights to work in Australia, sponsorship is not available for this role.


The Lucas Group

The Lucas Group is dedicated to providing the agricultural industries with HR consultancy, executive search and recruitment services. As Australia’s premier agribusiness recruitment agency, we search regionally, nationally and globally to identify highly skilled candidates who possess passion and aptitude for the agribusiness
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Location
Naracoorte SA
Industry
LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION