JUNIOR LIVESTOCK MANAGER – FM1462

Mpongwe Area – Zambia: Our client is looking for a Junior Livestock Manager to join the team.

Only candidates with the relevant experience will be considered.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Tertiary qualification in agriculture.
  • Three years’ experience in livestock.
  • Additional certifications are advantageous.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Valid Passport with a minimum of 5 years before expiration

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Proven experience in livestock husbandry and management.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and implement various programs, which promote improved production efficiency and productivity.
  • Familiarity with industry practices and professional standards.
  • Excellent communication skills. Integrity and professional ethics.
  • Teamwork skills.
  • Time management.
  • The ability to work independently and to strict deadlines.
  • Attention to detail. Ability to adapt and work in potentially challenging conditions and situations.
  • Effective resource management.
  • Ability to diagnose and effectively treat potential issues with herd and flock health. Understanding of reproductive programs is beneficial.
  • Understanding of animal nutritional requirements.
  • Experience with and ability to utilise modern technology.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Monitor and implement measures to ensure herd health.
  • Follow and accurately implement breeding programs.
  • Supervise production and distribution of feed and other supplement products.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of animal reproduction, mortality, feed allocation and other relevant happenings.
  • Produce bales and silage, and monitor the usage of the same.
  • Establish and manage improved pastures.
  • Run AI and other reproductive programs.
  • Monitor herd fertility and functionality.
  • Maintain all existing infrastructure and develop new infrastructure as and when required.
  • Maintain all relevant records relating to the feedlot.
  • Manage grazing in the extensive areas of the farm, to ensure long term sustainability and maintenance of the pasture quality.
  • Monitor parasite pressure and where necessary treat accordingly.
  • Set plans to monitor and manage potential disease outbreaks.
  • Address concerns or questions on herd and flock health.
  • Study and keep up-to-date with changes in industry, that may affect the group.
  • Keep abreast of internal standards and business goals.
  • Work with management teams on different properties to monitor the management and use of inputs.
  • Promote improved resource use and efficiency.
  • Prepare and submit weekly reports to senior management and external consultants when required.

 ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted.

To apply CLICK THIS LINK and upload your CV https://webapp.placementpartner.com/wi/vacancy/?id=farm&VacRef=FM001462&preview=e283ef53db5d240f11944fc3995be790