Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation are looking to fill a new position on their Central Western Australian cattle station at Cue (WA). The station will work in conjunction with our other stations to finish AAC's Angus Senapol/ Brahman herds progeny for domestic and live export trades. The successful applicant will need the following attributes, but not limited to:
Strong livestock skills, both breeding and feeding.
Interest in breeding genetics improvement.
Usual skills in welding, fencing, basic mechanical work, book keeping (electronic monitoring of cattle will be a feature)
Maintenance and installation of solar pumps and windmill repairs will be an important part of the role.
An interest in,
and knowledge of feeding cattle will be an advantage.
Mustering will be via buggies and helicopters, but horses will be used in livestock monitoring and weaning.
• Monitor welfare of all livestock according to Welfare of Animals between processing, transport and birth to death / sale of livestock
• Assist mustering team and implement animal husbandry programs.
• Lead, mentor and train station stock staff in effective livestock handling
• Maintain paddock security with reference to gates and fences
• Manage the movement of cattle to ensure optimum use of pasture and the long-term sustainability of pasture.
• Assist with herd management practices to meet budget and development goals.
• Monitor growth rates and condition of stock.
• Assist with Implementation of the annual maintenance and capital improvement programs and development goals
• Maintenance of the homestead and quarters building and yards, including gardens and lawns
• Assist with the development and management of water resources to ensure a continuous supply of water for cattle and a spread of water resources to allow maximum pasture utilisation.
• Oversee the development and implementation of weed or pest management plans as required
• Ensure all records are accurate and submitted in a timely manner
• Assist in Maintaining herd records in excel spread sheet format, complete Stock Advice Notices and stock returns.
• Assist with stock movements recording in compliance with National Livestock Identification System (NLIS)
• Assist and Lead station trainees and participants in training all aspects of a pastoral station including stock handling, fencing, yard building, water maintenance and equipment use.
• Monitor and assist the environmental and natural resources programs on the station with the maintenance of appropriate records.
• Offer input into new ventures and possibilities to plan and develop enterprise on the station.
• In alignment with AAC vision and mission, monitor and report strategies to continuously improve effective and efficient operations
• Provide effective communication with Management and Staff
• Assist and mentor station stock staff into an effective operational team.
Annual Salary $60000 plus District Allowance plus Super and Keep.
Both single and double accommodation is provided rent-free.
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