Sheep Overseer

We are a family owned business producing fat lamb and beef cattle. The business is owned and run by two brothers and their families. We are looking for an applicant to live on our Wattle Range Property, Acacia Park. The applicant will need livestock handling experience, good communication skills and the ability to maintain clear records for our property at WATTLE RANGE SA. (35km from Penola, 30km from Millicent, 50km from Lucindale and 75km from the City of Mount Gambier) This opportunity is for a permanent, full time position.

 

Duties may include:

  • Animal health and welfare, including lambing.
  • Managing Shearing
  • Feeding grain and hay and silage
  • Pasture management
  • Pest and weed management (spot spraying, fox baiting etc.)
  • General farm maintenance including fencing and water infrastructure

 

Sheep husbandry and tractor experience are essential. The successful candidate must hold a current drivers licence, and be reliable, self-motivated, observant, have a strong work ethic, have initiative and be able to work alone. They must be honest and have an affinity for livestock. We use contractors for shearing, spraying, cropping, hay production etc. The applicant will be required to move hay etc. and help out, but will not be required to drive spray rigs/hay balers etc. The manager lives 16km away, so will be in regular contact and will share responsibility for the day-to-day operations.

 

The manager will generally be involved in drenching, lamb marking etc. There will also be some cattle work included with the manager.

 

An attractive semi-furnished three bedroom, two bathroom Mount Gambier stone home in beautiful gardens available with WIFI and mobile coverage. Close to Primary and High School busses. There are two Agricultural Schools (R-12) nearby (Lucindale Area School, which offers a boarding option, and Kangaroo Inn). Penola Primary School and High School are also close. Would probably suit a couple (with or without kids). A remuneration package will be negotiated based on experience and qualifications.

25/11/2019 $0 Mt Gambier & Limestone Coast 1 Farming, Animals & Conservation
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