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Station Manager

Job description

The Company

Westblades Ag is a well-established family-owned agricultural company known for its strong commitment to best management practices in the livestock industry. The company has a strong focus on excellence and forward-thinking approaches.

The Property

Tholloloboy is a family-owned and operated Merino breeding property, covering an area of 17,216 hectares on the Willandra Creek, 90km west of Hillston and 210km north of Hay. With a focus on producing high quality merino genetics, the company manages approximately 10,000 Merino sheep. The property has well-equipped station plant, fully reticulated poly pipe water system covering the complete property, three sets of good sheep yards and a laneway system servicing all paddocks on the property, all aimed at making management efficient.

The Opportunity

The Station Manager role at Tholloloboy presents an opportunity for a practical, hands-on and self-motivated individual seeking a position in the agriculture sector. Under the guidance of the owners, as the Station Manager, you will enjoy the autonomy and responsibility to oversee all farm operations, ensuring its ongoing success and sustainability.

This is a wonderful opportunity for someone wanting to take on an autonomous managers role under the guidance of absent owners. This role could suit applicants ready to take the next step in their career in managing to assist and work with the owners to maintain their current working program and future plans.

Key Responsibilities: As the Station Manager, you will be tasked with the following responsibilities:

  • Effectively manage and assist with all farm operations to maintain peak efficiency.
  • Oversee the maintenance and improvement of property infrastructure including fencing and sheep yards.
  • It is essential to have a strong commitment to animal welfare and their nutrition, ensuring the optimal condition through vigilant health.
  • Prioritise safety protocols to maintain a secure and hazard-free working environment for yourself and additional personnel.
  • Maintain records of stock numbers, movement and health, utilising AgriWeb technology for efficient tracking and reporting.

You will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Experience in farming, including property maintenance and repairs.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • A sound knowledge of livestock management and animal welfare.
  • A good level of communication.
  • Honesty, reliability, and attention to detail.

There is an attractive salary on offer, which includes a four-bedroom home. Kindly be aware that the School of the Air stands as the sole available choice for education.

If you believe that this is the right opportunity for you, please APPLY NOW. For a confidential discussion and to receive further information, please contact Anna Brown on 0427 644 527 or Kate McKittrick on 0409 393 696.