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Feedlot Assistant

Advertiser: Harmony Agriculture and Food CompanyMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
7 Jan 2021
Horsham & Grampians
Work Type
Full Time
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Farm Labour

Harmony Agriculture and Food Company (HAAFCO) is a vertically integrated grower and supplier of beef and sheep/lamb to domestic and international markets. It is an Australian business, which is jointly owned by Australian and Chinese investors.

Dimboola Feedlot, a property within the Harmony Agriculture and Food Company group, is located 15kms north-east of Dimboola.

The Feedlot Assistant will be required to support the Livestock, Feeding and Operations teams in all aspects of the day-to-day running and management of the feedlot.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to;

  • Working with Livestock team
    • Assisting in the receival and induction procedure of livestock for designated feeding programs, custom feeding, or preparation for live export.
    • Unloading, loading, scanning, drafting and weighing of livestock. All aspects of livestock husbandry and welfare including handling and veterinary treatments.
    • Welfare checks for the identification and diagnosis of illnesses with efficient communication to the Livestock Supervisor.
    • Ensuring clean water troughs are maintained at all times.
  • Working with Feed team
    • Feed mixing & delivery
    • Receival of feed commodities
    • Cleaning bunks
  • Working with Operations team
    • Daily maintenance activities
    • Repairs & Maintenance as required.
  • Ensure that livestock handling facilities are kept in a clean and tidy state

 Skills and Experience;

  • Previous experience in working in an intensive livestock handling operation preferred
  • Basic knowledge of Australian regulatory standards associated with livestock, feedlot industry, environmental regulation and live export.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Good communication skills
  • C class license minimum
  • Machinery experience preferred but not essential
  • Available to work rostered weekends



Applications should be addressed to Feedlot Assistant and sent to:


All applications should provide an introductory letter addressing the selection criteria and a CV with relevant experience.

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?
  • Do you own or have regular access to a car?
  • Are you available to work outside your usual hours when required? (e.g. weekends, evenings, public holidays)

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