JBS Foods Australia

Agricultural & Horticultural

JBS Australia is Australia’s largest and most respected meat and food producer.

We have a strong portfolio of leading beef, lamb, pork and value added branded products. JBS Australia is a part of the global JBS business, which is the largest animal protein business in the world, and second largest food company with operations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Sustainability and Innovation are key parts of our business practices at JBS Australia.  We look to implement best practice across our operations and ways to reduce our environmental impact.  From our robotics systems to solar installations, JBS is committed to being a leader in the industry.

Here at JBS Australia, our people are our greatest asset.  We are a multicultural business with a diverse group of people that create inclusive and vibrant workplaces.   Our success is a result of the determination, innovation and hard work of our team members.  We recognise that the ability to meet and exceed our goals comes from our people who work within the business.  We have a strong safety culture and our goal is to help our team members success in their roles and own careers.

Talent Programs

Our goal at JBS Australia is to create a successful company by helping our team members succeed in their roles and own careers.  We have developed training and leadership programs to deliver on this commitment. The investment we make in future talent gives our people opportunities to develop and improve their skills and build a better future for themselves whilst building our business.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Your career can get the kickstart it needs with JBS Australia. We offer a range of nationally recognised and certified traineeships which are fully paid qualifications delivered while you work. Our trades-based apprenticeships (such as electrical, mechanical, butchery, and plumbing) are designed to support you in the development of a broad range of skills whilst achieving a nationally recognised trade qualification.

Our apprenticeships usually last three to four years, whereas our traineeships will continue for approximately twelve months.


Our cadetships are geared to committed, hard-working and determined people. To develop the skills required for the unique roles in our business, you will be rotated through different job functions and leadership. Our cadetships offer unique opportunities to gain work experience that may not usually be offered at other employers in areas such as International or Domestic Sales, Livestock Acquisition, and Logistics, to name a few.

Graduate Programs

We offer a small number of graduate opportunities each year to address the professional targeted needs such as electrical and mechanical engineers.  Additionally, there are graduate opportunities within People and Culture (Human Resources), Legal and Finance.

As a participant in our graduate programs, you will undertake further training and relocate across varied and regional locations. The skills and experience gained will build an excellent foundation for your future career.

Leadership Programs

Our leaders drive the performance and culture of our organisation. Our suite of global in-house leadership development partnering with programs world, which includes class universities, enables us to tailor very specific programs which draw on our leader’s experience to them grow with their careers.

What does our succession planning look like?

Your career journey starts with JBS Australia. We offer so many unique and extensive employment options and your working world can start with us! Some of the career path options include food safety and quality assurance, meat inspectors, work health and safety, training, human resources, procurement and information technology….just to name a few. We also offer a career path into leadership roles with training courses that are designed to support you in front-line leadership, supervisory positions and many other positions across our Australian and global businesses.

Our People

Employing in excess of 13,000 team members across Australia and New Zealand who have a diverse range of skills and a strong team culture.  We aim to be the best we can, working together to build our business and provide a better future for our team members.

We recognise that the ability to meet and exceed our goals comes from the people who work within our organisation. These are the people who help produce a quality product on the front lines of our production facilities, to those in the corporate offices making strategic business decisions. Each and every one of our team members drives and foster our culture of excellence.

Diversity & Inclusion

With over 100 different nationalities speaking 65 languages making up our team, we celebrate our multiculturalism.  Our cultural diversity provides opportunities for team members to grow and learn from each other. We have thrived as a result of the determination, innovation, and hard work of our team members, who bring with them different life experiences and expertise.

With team members joining JBS Australia from many nations across the world, team members enjoy the opportunity to showcase their heritage.

JBS Australia

At JBS Australia, we pride ourselves on a portfolio of brands that cater to a variety of preferences and priorities, meeting ever-evolving consumer tastes and providing a range of products to meet expectations.

Northern Operations

JBS Australia’s Northern Division operates five strategically placed processing facilities as well as five feedlots across Queensland and New South Wales with access to an extensive network of quality cattle. The Division comprises a diverse and impressive range of beef brands, including a number of award-winning brands, such as Yardstick, Riverina Black Angus and Thousand Guineas.

Southern Operations

JBS Australia’s Southern Division produces a range of high-quality beef and lamb products. The division operates four beef and lamb processing facilities and one feedlot across New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. The Great Southern brand is home to our flagship grass-fed beef and lamb programs. These brands are underpinned by the JBS Farm Assurance Program, which is compliant with the global standard for third party certification. Our value-added business, which produces a variety of retail ready products in a range of formats, is tailored to individual customer requirements.

Primo Foods

Primo Foods is Australia’s largest manufacturer of ham, bacon, salami, and deli meats, supplying quality smallgoods to major retail and food service groups across Australia.

Huon Aquaculture

Based in Tasmania, Huon Aquaculture is Australia’s second largest producer of Atlantic Salmon and also farms and processes Rainbow Trout. Huon Aquaculture is a leader in the Tasmanian marine farming industry with a focus on sustainable, high-quality products and innovative, world-leading aquaculture practices.

D.R. Johnston

D.R. Johnston is JBS Australia’s domestic wholesale division. Its core business is distributing fresh and frozen carton meat to butcher shops, independent supermarkets and food service businesses Australia wide. It also operates retail outlets.

Andrews Meat Industries

Andrews Meat Industries (AMI) is one of Australia’s longest serving and most respected suppliers of protein-based solutions across three key divisions: foodservice, value added (cooked), and export.

Swift & Company Trade Group

The international trading division of JBS Australia, we source a full range of meat proteins and offal products, as well as by-products globally from JBS operations and independent suppliers.

JBS Carriers

The transportation division of JBS Australia, supporting operations through an efficient logistical structure, transporting cattle, shipping containers, bulk products in tippers, and palletised refrigerated products. Our fleet includes 42 prime movers and more than 100 trailers that travel a combined 7 million kilometres per year.

Pork Division

For more than 22 years, JBS Australia has been supplying Australians with high quality pork, including value-added pork products. Under the Rivalea Australia, Diamond Valley Pork (DVP) and Seven Point Pork (SPP) brands, all pork is bred, grown and finished in Australia.
Rivalea is a leading integrated Australian agri-food company based in the Riverina region of New South Wales. Rivalea has extensive agricultural, processing and marketing interests that support high quality pork production for Australian and export markets.

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