Farm Hand - Sheep and Cattle Farm

$22.00 - $25.00/hr

Western District, VIC


Pay rate: $22.00 - $25.00/hr

This hourly rate is just a guide. All pay negotiations should be conducted between the worker and employer directly.

Start date: 01/03/2019
Location: Western District, VIC
Acommodation provided:


Wannon Pastoral Company – Farm Hand The successful applicant will join our family business to assist with the day to day management of Beef Cattle and Wool and Meat sheep. There are three properties located within 40 minute’s drive of each other and our team includes 5 permanent staff and seasonal backpacker labour of up to 3 staff. Currently we have two backpackers, one who is leaving mid March and we wish to increase our staff base to 3 backpackers to help get through our busy summer feeding program. As such the opportunity for 2 backpackers to start in March has arisen. The busy period will last until sometime around May so we are hoping staff will stick around until then at a minimum. Ongoing employment is possible depending on applicant. We have one position for immediate start and one for later in March, this is also negotiable depending on the applicant. ***We are calving down 750 heifers between March and May so anyone with any experience calving cattle will be strongly favored *** Accommodation / Package: A comfortable shared house, with all necessary amenities and air conditioning / wood heating is provided on property with wifi included. We deduct $150 per week from your wages for this. We pay wages based on an hourly wage negotiable depending on experience and at Australian Pastoral Award rates. A vehicle is available for local use depending on the applicant. Skills required: - Driving licence and at least a few years driving experience absolutely necessary. - Previous experience driving tractors is preferred, though it is not essential. - Positive attitude and solid work ethic. We look after our staff well, but we expect a fair days work in return - Any previous experience working a physical job is preferred. Jobs: - Machinery operation: Supplementary feeding hay and grain. - General Sheep and Cattle work - Calving Cows (Checking and assisting as required) - Fencing Maintenance - General miscellaneous farm jobs that are too numerous to list

Number of workers needed: 1-2
Number of positions filled: 0


Machinery Operation Experience
Chaser Bin Driving
Grain Handling
Motorbike Training
Chainsaw Operations
Driver License
Stock Handling Experience
Mechanical Ability
Lamb Marking
Motorbike Experience
Feedlot Operations
Sheep Drenching
Livestock Handling - Sheep
Livestock Handling - Cattle
Plant and Equipment Maintenance
Livestock Handling - Other
Yardwork - Sheep
Yardwork - Cattle
Cattle Mustering
Sheep Mustering

Job Categories:

Driver & Machinery Operator
General Farm Work

Hamish Mackinnon


Family business running sheep and cattle for meat and wool production.

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