The Lucas Group
 
Job Title Production Agronomist
Date Posted 10/4/2018
Area/Specialty AGRONOMY/Pasture
Location Hunter Valley, NSW
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id CR3003
Job Description

- Thoroughbred breeding and cattle property

- Career progression opportunities

- Full-time role

Our Client

Careful land management practices and an extensive pasture renovation program has ensured this significant enterprise continues to fuel its renowned history of producing high-quality racehorses. Running 3,000 ha, with 2,000 ha of irrigated river flats and undulating paddocks, the pastures on this property have been shown to be amongst the highest quality in Australia. Included on this property is a large beef cattle operation.

This organisation is seeking a dedicated Pasture Agronomist to ensure optimal pasture conditions continue for the growth and development of thoroughbreds and quality cattle.

Position

This is a hands-on, technical agronomic role in which you will assist the Agricultural Manager with pasture and fodder production as well as running the day-to-day farming operations and implementing the pasture renovation program.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement the fodder crop production program
  • Monitor and test pastures, soils and feed quality
  • Maintain pasture, spray and fertiliser records and monitor policies and procedures
  • Assist in maintaining a WH&S culture across the team

Education and Experience

  • A sound agronomic knowledge of pasture production
  • Tertiary qualifications in either agricultural science or agronomy
  • Experience with pasture and soil nutrition
  • Computer literacy using spreadsheets and databases
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail
  • Leadership ability

Remuneration

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience.

Region

Only 2 hours from Sydney, the incredibly scenic Hunter Valley is known for its premier horse studs, as well as being one of Australia’s most well-known wine regions.

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Caroline Reichstein on +61 08 8201 9999 quoting reference number CR3003, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.

THE LUCAS GROUP