Responsibilities, not limited to;
- Certificate 3 in Meat Processing (Meat Safety) or higher.
- Competent in knife sharpening and maintaining sharp knife
- Experience in working in the meat processing industry
- Be able to work within a team or individual environment with reporting protocols
- Always act in accordance with the Australian Standard
- Perform all official duties as an Inspector in accordance with all legislative requirements
- Perform all work in accordance with all safe working procedure and practices
- Perform Ante Mortem inspection
- Perform Post Morten inspection
- Computer Skills (Microsoft Outlook, Excel & Word)
- Valid Drivers Licence and own transport
- Reports to Senior Management
Applications will remain open until the the position is filled.
Early morning starts are mandatory and it is estimated that the successful applicant will complete between 30-40 hours of work each week - Monday to Friday.
Remuneration will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
Good personal hygiene will be critical, as will the ability to physically lift hanging meat and boxed product.If this sounds like you we’d love to hear from you. Please send a cover letter and current resume to [email protected] For further information please call Koallah Farm on 03 5594 5222. Applications close on Friday May 6 or sooner for the right candidate. More details and a Position Description can be downloaded here.
More and more consumers are quite rightly starting to question the term 'free range chicken'.
Rather than venting how many producers fall well short of meeting customers' expectations, we thought we'd just let you know what the term means to us at our farm.
The team at Koallah Farm is now growing our own meat birds on our property near Camperdown in south-west Victoria.
All our poultry live in our paddocks - protected from predators by Saydi our trusted Maremma (pictured below). The chickens can do whatever they want, all the time. We don't even lock them up at night time.
This means our chickens are genuine 'pasture-raised' chickens as they can eat grass and roots and forage for bugs, worms, larvae and more. They also benefit from lots of natural sunlight.
Although we still provide a feed pellet for additional nutrition, the natural proteins and minerals from our rich volcanic paddocks are essential in growing healthy, fully-feathered chickens with thicker skins and darker, stronger-flavoured meat.
It takes us a full 12 weeks to grow our chickens and it's worth the wait. As you can see, they develop quite differently with much more muscle in the legs from roaming around.
There's no doubting you can taste the difference. Pastured chicken is much less watery, not quite as soft and has a distinctly earthier and more gamey flavour.
If you cook it a bit slower you'll release all the natural flavour and we think you'll love it.
Keep an eye on the website for more Koallah Farm-listed chicken products. At the moment, we've started with whole birds, but very soon we'll be able to provide all your favourite cuts as well.