LIVESTOCK HAND (Aronui Feedlot, Kaimkillenbun QLD)

Position: Livestock Hand

Location: Aronui Feedlot

To perform all day to day livestock related operations, from livestock receival to induction, pen riding, hospital treatment, post-mortems, through to preparation of cattle for dispatch to a processing facility.


  • Ensure all animal handling and treatment is conducted within the guidelines of the AACo Policy on Animal Welfare

  • Ride a horse through all pens daily to ensure all animals stand and are in good health

  • Draft out any sick animals or those not eating and move to the hospital for treatment

  • On dispatch count cattle from feed pens and to dispatch pens

  • Ensure livestock are Inducted into the feedlot as outlined in the induction management procedures and relevant livestock work instructions

  • Move cattle through yards to crush for individual processing

  • Operate hydraulic crush and gates

  • Install ear tags, administer injections in neck of animal, band tails, check number of teeth and back line

  • Use a computer operating information collection system to record all identification, weight and treatment for all cattle inducted

  • Count and move cattle to feed pens using horses

Skills & Attributes

  • Horse riding ability and experience

  • Current Drivers Licence (Heavy vehicle licence where applicable)

  • Knowledge of intensive livestock production systems

  • Ability to lead and train a team

  • Ability to work both alone and as part of a team

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills

  • Ability to organise/prioratise tasks and meet deadlines, whilst working under pressure

  • Mature and rational approach to problem solving

  • Flexibility - able to meet changing requirements

  • Initiative - ability to take quick action when required and actively pursue opportunities to make further contributions

  • Teamwork - ability to work with other people and lead a team towards a common goal, establish effective collaborative relationships with other people in the business

This role comes with on site accommodation.

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