Piggery Operations Assistant/Farm Hand

Drover Recruitment

Piggery Operations Assistant/Farm Hand Required.

  • Diverse Family run farming business
  • Career progression into management for right person.
  • Mid North of South Australia Location.
An exciting opportunity has become available for a Piggery operations assistant/farm hand to join a progressive family run farming operation which covers some 5,000 acres, located near the regional centre of Clare in the Mid north area of South Australia.
 
The farming operation is spread over two properties and includes broad acre cereal cropping, sheep and pig production.
Pea, pasture, and cereal hay is grown to supply the piggery and to fill export hay contracts and there is a self-replacing Merino flock to produce wool and 1st cross lambs.
 
This dynamic position will involve working in all aspects of the piggery and sheep enterprises with a focus on the Piggery operations as your main responsibility.  Initially you will support the Livestock Operations Manager in all livestock operations; then as skills develop, opportunities to take on more responsibility could become available.
The piggery consisting of 120 sows (farrow to finish) housed in six straw base Eco shelters and is relatively newly constructed and set up for one-person operation.
 
This family orientated business prides itself on maintaining long standing staff relationships by offering very attractive pay and a flexible working environment to the right candidate.
 
The position would suit someone who
  • Has an interest in livestock management and broad acre farming.
  • Is looking for a career in agriculture but have limited experience.
  • Wanting to progress from your current farm job.
  • Has just left school or university and are looking for supportive network who enjoys teaching enthusiastic people.
 
The successful candidate will be mature in their approach and possess a genuine enthusiasm for farming and livestock breeding.
 
An attractive hourly rate is on offer based on a 45-hour week, along with mobile phone allowance.
 
The property is located an easy distance to two regional centres.
 
If this position interests you, please apply with your up to date resume along with names and contact details of a minimum of two references who can be contacted.