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Stud and Livestock Operations

Advertiser: Karawatha ParkMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
2 Dec 2019
Whyalla & Eyre Peninsula
Work Type
Full Time
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Farm Labour

Karawatha Park is a progressive, family owned and managed cropping, livestock and stud operation located in Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.  

Our business currently operates on about 8000ha over 5 properties surrounding Kimba over a variety of soil types and rainfall. The cropping program consists of wheat, barley and export oaten hay. The business runs approximately 5000 head of sheep, depending on the season, and we sell between 150-350 rams annually. We readily adopt new technology, infrastructure and ideas to make the operation more efficient, sustainable, and environmentally responsible.


A full time Stud and Livestock operations position has become available for an experienced, driven individual with a passion for farming.

The Stud and Livestock operations position is an integral part of the Karawatha Park team, working with the current management team and other staff to improve and build the current commercial sheep and seedstock programs. While this position has a primarily livestock focus; there will be some contribution to the cropping program required. 

This role has the potential to develop as far as the successful candidate has the skills and desire to take it.

The owners and staff are passionate about building a fun and caring culture and can’t wait to welcome you into our team.

Key Responsibilities

• Animal husbandry including but not limited to internal stock movement, monitoring, induction, exiting, sorting, classing, marking, shearing, and supervising animal health and welfare. 

• Monitor animal nutrition with reference to current pastures and required supplementary feeding.

• Induct, operate and monitor the on property confinement feeding facility throughout the autumn feed gap, and other times of low soil cover.

• Learn to operate and maintain sheep record keeping software (BreedElite and Maia Grazing), as well as proficiently operate the autodrafter (Smart Draft’n’Weigh)

• Lead the collection of relevant data at relevant growth stage and timely submission to MerinoSelect for ASBV’s.     

• Implement Performance breeding regimen.

• Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with clients and stakeholders, including attending field days.

• General fence building and farm maintenance.

• Operate heavy machinery at times including seeder, spreader, sprayer, spader, bale stacker, rollers, chaser bin and header.

• Maintain and repair farm equipment and machinery.


Required Skills:

• Minimum 5 years experience in livestock

• Good initiative is imperative, with the ability to think ahead.

• Desire to learn and grow at a personal level.

• Effective communication skills are paramount. 

• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. 

• Confidentiality

• Respectful of people, livestock and machinery

• Good organisational skills, attention to detail, and good awareness of surroundings.  

• Record keeping skills with demonstration of a concern for accuracy.

• The ability to consider, plan, and execute particular operations or projects. 


The position will be full time, after a probationary period of three months. 

Salary package is competitive, based on skills/experience, with work vehicle provided. 

How to apply

Cover letter and Resume to be sent to by December 20th 2019.

Please include 2 referees in your application

Only short listed applicants will be contacted for a phone screening interview


We look forward to hearing from you

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Are you available to work outside your usual hours when required? (e.g. weekends, evenings, public holidays)
  • Do you own or have regular access to a car?
  • Are you willing to relocate for this role?

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