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Farmhand Internship Beef Cattle

stuart coffs harbour region, Coffs Harbour

2nd Year Visa Eligible

Job Description

Hello backpackers/ travellers,

Are you tired of fruit picking work? No experience in other farm work?

Well try the real Australian farm experience (and get some training to make you more marketable in the workplace or just have an awesome experience).

This beef cattle breeding farm can supply continuous work, short or long term is available.

I’m looking for people who wish to stay for a minimum* of 2 weeks to 3 months as the farm has a tight schedule to follow (*less by negotiation if you have previous farm or trade experience relevant to my operations).

PLEASE NOTE:

One position is PAID work and therefore WILL count towards 2ndyear visa (experienced only)

One role is VOLUNTARY, no paid work, however, the accommodation and food is provided for free so you can save money whilst working, and gain the experience to GET similar paid work (maybe even here!). The volunteer/woofing role will therefore NOT count towards 2nd year visa.
You are more than welcome to bring food if you wish.

If applying for either job please note that I am unable to access any uploaded resumes through the site, so would prefer you email to me DIRECT kathy.stuart@bigpond.com
or phone me on 0429094776 (and be persistent as I can’t always answer the phone and work long hours)!

The farm itself has (currently) 59 adult female cattle (various ages), 2 yearling bulls (teenagers) and 14 calves from last year, about to be weaned. It is 60ha in size.

current jobs include weed control, care of newly transplanted trees, some cattle work (eg feed 2 bulls 2x/day and when calves weaned, them also plus train/educate them, emergent health issues, periodic vaccinations…), fence repairs and erection. other tasks may be available if these are gotten on top of in a timely manner, and of course farm priorities will change as time moves along eg , harvest feb/march,calving april, planting winter feed april, stripgrazing june/july-october…etc

Please don’t regard this as an easy opportunity to gain farming experience as there are important aspects in running the farm.

Please be prepared to get dirty with physical work involved. This can be a fun environment if you are prepared to put the effort in. Whilst I am prepared to train I also expect applicants to assume responsibility for work they are given and to think about what they are doing.

The farm has great visual aspects, with a river running around the site, with great valley views. If you’re interested in wildlife then there is a lot to see from snakes (if you wish to find them), platypus, echidna, wallabies, turtles, water dragons and plenty of bird wildlife.

Transport includes a school bus right past the farm gate, other forms we can discuss if you wish over the phone.

Visitors have mobile and internet reception at this site, provided the carrier and equipment are suitable. 2 local villages are within 6 km away. Accommodation is sharing the farmhouse with me (own bedroom or share with another backpacker, share other facilities and housework!).

Willing to train inexperienced people who are prepared to put the work in to learn. Previous experience/practical skills highly regarded.

Postcode: 2450 (coffs harbour region, Coffs Harbour)

  This job vacancy was been posted over 40 days ago, but is still active and currently accepting new applications.

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stuart

Member since: September 2017