Farm Hands, for planting season and/or harvest season

Job Description

For a mix cropping farm in Northern Western Australia we are looking for farm hands to help with planting and harvest.

All the farm is irrigated. Water is supplied through channels from the Argyle Dam. Soil type is a heavy black self-mulching clay. Main crops are Chia, Maize, Chickpeas, Soybeans, Hybrid Sorghum seed production and Rhodes grass for hay. Currently they crop 1769 irrigated ha. The team of 10 is keep quite busy running the farm.

The planting season starts when the rainy monsoon season finishes in late March. Field have permanent 1.8 meter beds and furrows for irrigation. Supply channels and drainage “tail drains” are at the ends of each field.

Fields get cultivated and fertilised, then bed shaped and pre irrigated. This ensure ideal soil, weed and nutrient conditions for planting in late April and early May. June and July are months where they grow, cultivate, side dress and irrigate the crops.

The job can well extend into the harvest season which starts in mid-August and finishes in mid-October.

Accommodation is donga type, where you have your own room with its own shower and toilet attached. Kitchen and laundry facilities are in a separate adjacent donga. Four team members can live here together. They will make a work vehicle available to ensure you can drive to town (15 km) to go shopping. You will have to supply your own food and do your own washing.

We are looking for two or three enthusiastic and energetic farmers, who are keen to learn and see something different. You will have to have an open mind to doing new things, and a good sense of humour won’t hurt. They pride themselves in being a resilient farm that embraces innovation and excellent communication so they can thrive and flourish. They care for all their staff and want to make this a memorable and fun time for everyone.

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Company information

Recruitment for agricultural jobs worldwide


Sector

Arable

Country

Australia

Job Type

Seasonal Job


Period

Planting season from April - July 2018 Harvest from mid-August - mid October 2018


Location

Northern Western Australia


Publication date: 24-11-2017
Publication end date: 24-02-2018

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