Thank you to those who applied. The position has been filled.
FARM HAND REQUIRED for minimum of 3 months.
38 hours per week.
Must be experienced in animal husbandry, fencing, and all aspects of farm maintenance. Driver’s license essential. Relevant certificates for use of chainsaw, handling of chemicals, etc beneficial.
Duties will include:
- Preparation of bulls for bull sale early March
- Feeding cattle, calving and monitoring health
- Fencing maintenance
- General maintenance of buildings, water troughs, yards
- Pasture and crop – sowing, fertilising, weed control
- Fodder conservation – hay and silage
- Cutting up timber
Salary will be negotiated, depending on experience
To apply, phone David on 0427 808 395
Applications close Wednesday 17th of February 2021
We are proud to be open for Beef Week again this year on Wednesday 30th January, from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Top quality young working bulls, packed with plenty of muscle and refinement, will be on offer. Pick out bull/s you require know, and pay when delivered at a time that suits you.
Also we have 10 heifers in the Heifer Challenge, representing the type that we are breeding. We will have a range of selected females available for sale.
Superior Charolais genetics were in hot demand with the Palgrove Showcase Female Sale topping at $18,500. The sale topper red factor cow had an August born calf by Palgrove Foresight at foot, and was scanned back in calf to Palgrove Kudos. She was purchased by David and Judy Gray of Huon Charolais at Jindera.
During the past year we have sold vealers through Northern Victorian Livestock Exchange (NVLX). Prices have reached a top of $1638 for 10 month old calves, straight off the mother.
In 2016, our Huon Charolais stud was selected in the top 10 in the RASV Beef Week Heifer Competition. We also entered heifers entered in the 2017 competition.
Over 220 beef studs were involved in 2016 Beef Week, with just over 50 entries in the Heifer Challenge. The Heifer Challenge recognises excellence in herd replacement females and offered a total prize pool of $4500 for 2017. Breeders were invited to display ten heifers from their 2015 calving year.
Beef Week is promoted by RASV as a means for registered beef cattle studs to showcase, market and develop their breeding operation as well as sharing experience and knowledge. Bob Dent, last year’s judge, commented on the outstanding quality of the cattle displayed. Finalists were invited to attend the presentation dinner in Bendigo. We enjoyed an evening of networking and information sharing.