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Salmon Milking Harvest

Yarra Valley Caviar Murrindindi, Melbourne

Job Description

Yarra Valley Caviar is a freshwater Atlantic Salmon farm situation in Murrindindi, around 1.5hrs from Melbourne CBD.

We are seeking casual labour to cover the entire season of milking in May to harvest the roe from our fish. The season will begin on May 10th through to May 30th. (Please note, these dates may extend due to the nature of the product and fish)

The work involves manual handling of the fish, netting and scooping. Following this the fish are hand milked for their eggs while they are live. The job requires strength and endurance, the ability to follow direction and work in a fast paced environment to reduce the stress put on the fish. Experience is not required, although previous understanding of farm practices are preferred.

The working hours are from 8am- 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Award rates apply, covering all hours worked and scheduled breaks.

You will be lead by our experienced farm manager with the small group working as one unit the entire time in the beautiful surrounds of the Yarra Valley region.

Applicants please send a brief resume and previous work references to
[email address removed] with the subject as Milking Staff 2021.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Team YVC

  • Please note, accomodation is not provided, although there are camp grounds close by to the property for vans and tents.

Postcode: 3717 (Murrindindi, Melbourne)

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Yarra Valley Caviar

Member since: October 2019

Yvc is a boutique aquaculture operation. It has two Atlantic Salmon farms one in Rubicon and one in Murrundindi. The salmon are grown and milked for their eggs annually and placed back into the ponds.

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