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Livestock Supervisor

Amatheon Agri Zambia Ltd is part of Amatheon Agri Holding N., a German agribusiness and farming company, developing and operating sustainable projects in sub-Saharan Africa. The Group’s headquarters is in Berlin with management structures throughout Europe and business operations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Amatheon is committed to act in a manner that is socially responsible and reflects sound:

Job Summary:

  • Reporting to the Operations Manager, the position will be responsible to plan and carry out day to day operational aspects of the stock and analysis to ensure management, with productivity and profitability of the property, without compromising farm conditions, stock welfare or human resource.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Maximize stock health and performance in balance with ensuring optimal pasture management on a daily, weekly and annual basis
  • Ensure target weights are achieved in timely manner and that stock are presented in an optimal state to their given market
  • Ensure special attention is given to seasonal stocking ratios to ensure a focus on key classes of stock
  • Ensure feed lot maintenance and fencing and maintenance of water systems in the paddocks and feed lot
  • Ensure timely organization and implementation of the main stock priorities, including but not limited to shearing, docking, dagging, weaning, scanning, trucking and TB testing in conjunction with farm policies
  • Contribute to the settling of farm policies, including programme, projected livestock increases versus livestock performance and understanding the annual budget requirements conjunction with management.
  • Ensure record keeping including stock performance and live weights, animal diagnosis, stocking tallies (monthly stock reconciliation) , pest monitoring, hours kept by junior and casual staff
  • Ensure attendance at any off-farm filed days, discussion groups or further education as required for either personal or professional development as agreed on by management.

Qualifications:

  • Degree/Diploma in animal science or any related filed
  • Computer Literacy (Sage, MS Office packages i.e. Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
  • 5 years practical experience
  • Communicates and interpersonal skills
  • Strong Analytical and Quantitative skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Team player
  • High level of personal integrity

How to Apply

If you feel that you qualify for the above position, please send your application letter and CV/Resume only by e-mail to: Please include your salary history and expectations.

We appreciate all your interest, but will only be able to respond to shortlisted applicants with further instructions.

Application deadline
30 Nov
Email applications to
career.aaz@amatheon-agri.com
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