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Senior Mixed Crop And Livestock Farm Hand

Private Company - Keith, SA

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Source: uWorkin


Senior Mixed Crop and Livestock Farm Hand

  • Permanent / Fulltime role
  • Upper South East, SA

Our client is a family-owned mixed farming enterprise located in Upper South East, SA. They are seeking a full-time experienced Senior Farm Hand, offering an annual salary of between $60-$75K, depending on skill and experience.

Reporting to the Director you will be responsible for the daily farm operations on a property spanning over 2,000 hectares comprised of dryland cereals and irrigated Lucerne, running 150 cattle, 6,500 ewes and a feedlot.

This role will mostly consist of cropping tasks, however there are livestock responsibilities involved given the nature of operations on the farm.

Responsibilities / Abilities:

  • Assist Director in Managing and undertaking the day-to-day operations involved in the growing of crops, including soil cultivation, applications of fertilizer and chemical, bailing and the safe use & maintenance of all associated plant & equipment (Case Header, Seeders & tractors).
  • Assist Director in Managing and undertaking the day-to-day operations involved in the breeding, raising and ensuring health of livestock, when required
  • Ensuring farm structures, fences, machinery and equipment are operational
  • Ensuring all water facilities are in kept clean, in good working order and are maintained when necessary. This includes mills, solar pumps, troughs, pipelines and tanks
  • Keeping records, monitor and effectively communicate pasture growth observations to Director

Education & Training

  • A heavy vehicle licence would be an advantage
  • AgSafe or ChemCert accreditation is required or the willingness to obtain
  • Some knowledge of pasture management and broad acre cropping systems would be highly regarded

Person Profile

  • The successful candidate will be well organised, self-motivated and reliable with good communication skills and a personable outgoing manner
  • Attention to detail, a methodical approach and the ability to work unsupervised is essential
  • The position will require the person to work closely with the Director and to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Physically fit
  • Previous mixed cropping experience is essential with ideally 5+ years of on farm experience. In this position you will build your farming experience across a range of agricultural operations with good training and support.