Livestock Manager - Willaura VIC, Australia

$80,000 - $100,000 yearly
  • Drover Ag
  • Willaura VIC, Australia
  • Jul 21, 2022
Full time Drystock Farm Services Other

Job Description

A progressive & innovative family-owned livestock business requires a passionate & dedicated Livestock Manager.

  • Excellent opportunity to join an exciting progressive and innovative family-owned and operated enterprise
  • Idyllic location in the Western Districts
  • Attractive package with remuneration to compliment the experience

The Role:

We are in search of someone who is well educated on animal husbandry and everyday management of this mixed farming enterprise. It will be expected that the successful applicant will organise shearing, lamb marking, crutching and the preparation of stock for sale including liaising with agents. This is an opportunity for the right candidate to be involved in other aspects of this exciting business as they work as a team to achieve their goals. The business is made up of 3 full-time employees and 2 part-time they are looking for someone to join this close nit workforce.

The property is well resourced including undercover sheep yards, Undercover cattle crushes, and extensively renovated modern fencing with hot wires. With an average rainfall of 500mm, they crop upwards of 1,900 ha’s every year with a rotation of wheat, canola, and beans along with an annual pasture improvement program. Modern technologies make everyday operations here a breeze with the use of a sheep feeder with scales, new john deere tractors, a class lexion header, hay-making equipment, their own truck, and a new gason airseeder all with GPS.


The Employer:

Our clients are the owner-operators of a large-scale business that is currently joining a total of 3,800 ewes including 2,500 self-replacing merinos, 1,300 terminal joined merinos, and around 80 self-replacing Angus beef cattle.

The Offer: 

This exciting opportunity comes with a well-appointed 4-bedroom house that includes electricity, reverse cycle units, wood heating, meat & dog food allowance, and a vehicle for work purposes. There is school bus access to the front gate with primary schooling only being a 7-minute drive in Willaura. Major services are only a half-hour drive to Ararat, including medical, secondary schooling, employment opportunities for partners, medical care, and major shopping centres.


The Ideal Candidate: 

We are after someone with a passion for livestock who is happy to take care of them as if it was their own. 

Key accountabilities and Skills:

  • All aspects of animal husbandry, health and production
  • Have a good team of working dogs
  • Monitoring ewes during lambing
  • Stock movements emphasise a low-stress handling method
  • Implement, and monitor pasture, and capital developments
  • General farm maintenance
  • Operate and maintain machinery
  • Abide by all OHS practices
  • Lead team members through effective working relationships
  • Be energetic, innovative, and hardworking
  • Have high attention to detail and record-keeping
  • Be open to learning and developing skills