Senior Farm Hand Livestock Production

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Job Position: Senior Farm Hand Livestock Production

Location: Burrumbeet, Ballarat & Central Highlands VIC

Employment type: Full Time

Company: Advantage Feeders

Senior Farm Hand Livestock Production Role:

Advantage Feeders is the leading innovator of livestock feeding products to advance ruminant production. We pride ourselves on our in-house development and marketing of innovative systems.  Our product range offers our clients substantial benefits and we value our commitment and resolve to improve farming practices. We build strong relationships with farmers by directly working with them.

Advantage Feeders has a global footprint with international companies in the UK, New Zealand, Ireland, the USA, and Canada.



The successful candidate is happy to work independently and in teams. They will have a broad range of skills and enjoy being responsible for several tasks. The role will suit a candidate that has several years of farm experience.

About the role

We invite applications for a full-time position, Senior Farmhand, to join our team and be part of a successful intensive farming operation that is owned by a market-leading, innovative and global company. 

The Advantage Feeders farm is in Burrumbeet, Victoria, just 20km from Ballarat. The objective of the farm is to push the boundaries of ruminant production through increasing pasture production, feed utilisation, and animal husbandry.

The role is practical in completing livestock and machinery tasks in addition to using the latest technologies in livestock management.


  • Care for the herd of approximately 7000 ewes plus offspring
  • Manage the movement of livestock through the paddocks (electric fenced cells) grazing annual pastures, forage crops and perennial pastures. 
  • Manage the 5000-lamb feedlot
  • Use JCB telehandler to provide supplement feed to livestock
  • Manage and work with casual staff to complete animal health and lamb marking activities. 
  • Driving tractors for mowing, raking, carting hay and tillage, seeding, spraying and spreading. 
  • Equipment maintenance, including oil changes, replacing bearings, greasing equipment. 
  • Manage contractors, including, shearing, spray, seeding, harvest, haymaking, etc.
  • Test new equipment developed by Advantage Feeders.
  • Improve the infrastructure of the property

We can teach you how to do the job, but values come from within. What attributes are we looking for in our ideal Senior Farmhand?  Here’s a checklist. If you can tick every box, you are a perfect fit. 

  • Passion: Cares about the critical things for the farm to be productive – livestock have water and feed at all times, pastures are managed so they have a productive future, and machinery is running in a way that will not harm it. 
  • Integrity: When something unfortunate happens, this is communicated, and we work as a team to resolve. 
  • Communication: At the end of every day, information of the days activities is provided so tasks for the following day can be prioritised. 
  • Innovation: Proactively looks for a new way to do things better and improve systems so tasks can be completed by a single person
  • Continuous Improvement:  Goes about daily work with the intent to learn new skills, improve yourself and constantly simplify and improve processes


The successful incumbent will be offered training, resources and on-going support. We offer an attractive remuneration package commensurate with skills and experience. 

How to apply


Make this your opportunity to live in or near a regional city and join a local company with a global mission to revolutionise livestock production and gain invaluable experience and knowledge.

Applications close Friday the 26th of July with the successful candidate to commence soon after.

For more information contact [email protected]

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