This position will manage and lead a team of people in allocating workload and managing the day to day operations in the Livestock dept. It requires the job holder to co-ordinate resources and liaise with internal and external key contacts to ensure work is delivered on time and to a quality standard.
To maximize stock health and performance in balance with ensuring optimal pasture management on a daily, weekly and annual basis
To ensure target weights are achieved in timely manner and that stock are presented in an optimal state to their given market
Special attention is given to seasonal stocking ratios to ensure a focus on key classes of stock
Feed lot maintenance and fencing and maintenance of water systems in the paddocks and feed lot
Timely organization and implementation of the main stock priorities, including but not limited to shearing, docking, dagging, weaning, scanning, trucking and TB testing in conjuction with farm policies
Contributing to the settling of farm policies, including programme, projected livestock increases versus livestock performance and understanding the annual budget requirements conjunction with management.
Recording keeping including stock performance and live weights, animal diagnosis, stocking tallies (monthly stock reconciliation) , pest monitoring, hours kept by junior and casual staff
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.
Able to use own initiative
Confidence in talking to visitors
Ability to keep calm under pressure
Recognition of the importance of health and safety for all visitors, children, animals and staff.
Qualifications and Experience
Must have a Relevant Animal Management qualification
Working with and leading a team
Minimum 2 - 3 year experience in the same capacity or similar
If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to the email below:
Note that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If you do not receive communication within 14 days of the closing date of the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.