About the business
The Australian Agricultural Company has been passionately perfecting the Art of Australian Beef since 1824. It’s what we do. Not only are we the oldest continuously operating company in Australia, but also the largest producer of beef, with the ability to deliver consistently at scale. We combine generations of farming heritage with stewardship over some of the world’s finest cattle country and the most advanced, innovative technologies available to deliver premium beef to the world’s most discerning consumers.
Headingly Station, near Urandangie, is located in the North Queensland region, 200km south west of Mount Isa and 35km from Urandangie. The property is a breeding station producing cattle for AACo’s Wagyu brands. Headingly Station is situated on the Georgina River and comprises mainly open black soil downs country with areas of timbered country (mainly Gidyea) scattered throughout.
As an experienced Station Hand / Leading hand, your role is to contribute to the success of the Station through a vast range of station duties. No two days will be the same and your work will vary from working with cattle, machinery, chemicals or general station duties.
Reporting to a Head Stockperson or Manager, you’ll be a proactive and positive member of the crew, who has a passion for cattle and working outdoors.
On any given day your duties could include, but are not limited to:
- Carry out cattle husbandry duties – handle, draft, muster, treat and truck cattle in accordance with internal procedures
- Carry out duties in a planned way – following work schedules, organising materials and equipment prior to commencing work
- Operate machinery as required
- Manage horses and plant maintaining AACo animal welfare and WHS standards at all times.
- Sound knowledge of procedures, initiates & completes operational tasks that contribute to the team.
- Demonstrated cattlemanship
- Competent in processing cattle
- Ability to support and work towards safe work procedures
- Willingness to learn new systems (StockMate)
- Demonstrated horsemanship
- Motorbike skills & maintenance are advantageous
- Maintenance skills (welding & fencing) is preferred
Life on station – what can I expect
- Internal transfer and development opportunities
- Team orientated environment and active social club
- Collaborative team environment
- Air-conditioned accommodation and board provided
- Competitive remuneration