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Closing Date: 18/08/2021

Job Type: Permanent - Full Time

Location: Goonoo Feedlot

Job Category: Agriculture, Nature & Animal

For almost 200 years AACo has been passionately perfecting and crafting the magic of Australia; and we want you to be a part of the journey we’re on.

At AACo we don’t want you to just have a job with us, but a career. We offer sensational training and developmental opportunities for all of our people, and genuinely believe in helping our people thrive and grow both professionally and personally, in a Company that values it’s people, their safety, and the land!

Job Description

The main purpose of the role is to perform day to day livestock related operation, from livestock receival and induction, pen riding, hospital treatment, post-mortems, through to preparation of cattle for dispatch to a processing facility.

Key Responsibilities:

General Cattle handling

  • 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

Hospital Treatment

  • Diagnosis of animal health symptoms

  • Each animal is identified by tags and additional ear tags applied if new to hospital

  • Information collection including weight, date and treatment administered

  • Administration of animal health treatment can include administering medications via needling into the neck, taking temperatures (rectal), spraying any wounds, assessing other injuries and monitoring health

General Feedlot Duties

  • Carry out all general cleaning and maintenance duties at feedlot induction shed and hospital facilities

  • Maintaining accurate records of animal treatments and stock movements

  • Inventory control and stocktaking of all livestock products

  • Keep areas clean and tidy, removing rubbish and disposing of all waste

  • Grease/maintain crush and gates, clean troughs

  • Maintain compliance with WHS, HR, QA and Environmental standards

  • Maintain saddles and other tac by regular application of leather conditioner

Machinery Operation and Maintenance

  • Operate loader to remove dead animals, complete post-mortems (If death is unknown) and set up for composting

  • Assist with vehicle and facility maintenance as required

Desired Skills and Experience

Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Previous experience in a similar role preferred

  • Skills in general cattle handling

  • Knowledge of cattle husbandry

  • Basic level horsemanship required.

  • Ability to keep information confidential

  • Integrity – Open and ethical in all we do. Trust. Behaviour is consistent with words.

  • Results focus – improving performance by doing things in the pursuit of “Best in Class”

  • Concern for Quality – Maintaining superior standards or striving to make improvements

  • Teamwork and co-operation – Work co-operatively with others. Create and support a team environment


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