A great management opportunity is now available with a well established beef cattle enterprise in the New England region, comprising two contiguous freehold properties.
Until recently the property was family owned for generations and has been strategically developed to finish bullocks to export slaughter specs to maximise the beef production achieved per acre. There are significant improvements on the properties, including multiple sets of cattle yards, sheep/wool infrastructure and substantial shedding infrastructure for machinery and commodities. Paddocks are designed to facilitate rotational grazing and there are extensive laneways for paddock shifts and mustering.
The new owners are now seeking a forward thinking, self motivated Station Manager to lead the pastoral operations, responsible for the planned and operational tasks of all pastoral resources including people, livestock, sheep, crops and property, reporting into stakeholders.
As Station Manager you will be responsible for the day to day management of the enterprise, and be accountable for maximising production and profitability in line with management plans and budgets. You will oversee the maintenance of farming plant and equipment, implementing and monitoring the improvements of ground cover, soils, weed control and water efficiency.
This role requires continuous evaluation and development of these assets, ensuring timeliness and efficiency of operations enhancing return on investment. Strong leadership is essential in thinking outside the square, being influential and encouraging leadership and ownership amongst staff.
We are keen to hear from you if you possess the following:
Extensive cattle and sheep experience in a trading enterprise, encompassing KLR budgeting
Experience in rotational grazing and feed budgeting, along with pasture development and forage cropping
Understanding of the principles of Regenerative Ag
Strong leadership and communication skills from the paddock to the boardroom, building a positive team culture for staff and contractors, performing their work in a manner that is competent, safe and in accordance with industry WHS standards and management systems
Sound business management skills, including computer skills, experienced with budgeting, planning and reporting
Hands-on experience in certified organics, including USDA Organic Certification requirements, would be beneficial but not essential
Tertiary qualifications in an agricultural discipline would be highly preferred
This is a strong career opportunity to play a key role in this organisation producing high quality, sought after products for the domestic and international market. An attractive salary package will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience. To enquire please phone Mick Hay or Sharon Moloney on 1300 380701 or apply via [...]