Farm Overseer

$25.00 - $35.00/hr

North West Slope, NSW


Pay rate: $25.00 - $35.00/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: North West Slope, NSW
Acommodation provided:


Heathfield Pastoral Company is a progressive family farming business that is currently seeking an enthusiastic, experienced and self motivated Farm Overseer for a property located in the Horton Valley, NSW. The successful applicant will be able to fulfil the following criteria. • Effectively manage livestock and organise daily operations. • Have responsibility for training and management of staff (mostly seasonal and Farm Operators). • Work in conjunction with the Managing Partners in developing Farm Plans, including grazing options, improved pastures, fodder crops and other opportunities. • Attend field days, workshops and professional development courses when required. • Work effectively in a small team. • Be comprehensively aware of all current operations and be able to make management decisions in the absence of the Managing Partners. • Be willing to engage machinery in contracting opportunities when they arise, manage said contracting and engage professionally with clients. • Perform general farm maintenance including fencing, welding and basic construction. • Perform basic tasks, including, for example, spot spraying and general farm development. • Travel to other properties, including overnight, to complete above tasks across all business operations. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant. Comfortable family accommodation will be provided. • Comfortable family home with power • Work vehicle • Fuel • Statutory superannuation into a fund of your choice. • Five weeks paid holiday per year. |||||| Experience working with beef cattle is essential, with a focus on breeding operations.• Have experience with, or be willing to learn and investigate rotational grazing as a grazing management practice. • Fencing experience is essential. • Have some mechanical understanding and aptitude, and be willing to learn to operate heavy farming machinery. • Genuine understanding of all farm maintenance requirements, including servicing and upkeep of infrastructure and machinery. • Have a willingness to learn and be involved in financial analysis and decision making, with a commitment to furthering role responsibilities. • Have a commitment to developing and maintaining a clean and safe work environment, including adhering to Work Health and Safety laws. • Be committed to continuous business improvement, striving for best practice and identifying business opportunities.

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


Machinery Operation Experience
GPS equipment use
Tractor Driver
Driver License
Machinery Maintenance
Best Practice Animal Welfare
Stock Handling Experience
Knowledge of best practice OH&S
Mechanical Ability
Cattle Drenching
Competency in Grazing/Pasture Management
Livestock Handling - Cattle
Yardwork - Cattle
Cattle Vaccination
Cattle Mustering
Tractor Experience

Job Categories:

Driver & Machinery Operator
General Farm Work

Jason Hunt


Heathfield Pastoral Company is a progressive family owned and operated mixed farming business based south-west of Moree, NSW. This business has a current operation focused on both summer and winter dryland cropping combined with a beef breeding and trading enterprise, with properties located south-west of Moree (NSW), west of Barraba (NSW) and west of Hebel, (QLD).

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