Location
South
Position
Livestock Manager
Livestock
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Reference
VAC - 15662

Job Description

Job Title: Livestock Manager
 
Location: England - South
 
Position Type: Full-time
 
About Us:
 
Our client is a well respected Farming family with an expansive livestock unit among other Agricultural enterprises. Currently, we are seeking a skilled and experienced Livestock Manager to join the team and oversee the management and care of the cattle, sheep, and goats.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Manage the daily operations of the livestock department, including feeding, breeding, health monitoring, and general care of cattle, sheep, and/or goats.
  • Develop and implement herd management strategies to optimize herd health, performance, and productivity.
  • Oversee grazing management, pasture rotation, and forage utilization to maximize feed efficiency and maintain pasture health.
  • Plan and coordinate breeding programs, including selection of breeding stock, mating decisions, and pregnancy monitoring.
  • Supervise and train staff members involved in livestock care and management activities.
  • Ensure compliance with industry regulations, animal welfare standards, and biosecurity protocols.
  • Monitor and maintain accurate records of livestock inventory, health records, breeding history, and production data.
  • Collaborate with veterinarians, nutritionists, and other experts to address health issues, implement preventive health measures, and optimize nutritional programs.
  • Implement and enforce safety protocols to ensure a safe working environment for employees and animals.
  • Interact with and educate the public as part of ‘open farm’ and ‘social media’ activities’ 
  • Participate in budgeting and cost control efforts related to the livestock department.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, Agriculture, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Livestock Manager or similar role, with a focus on cattle, sheep, and/or goats.
  • Solid understanding of animal husbandry principles, including nutrition, reproduction, health management, and genetics.
  • Proven leadership and supervisory skills, with the ability to effectively manage a team and prioritize tasks.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal teams and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of industry regulations, animal welfare standards, and biosecurity protocols.
  • Proficiency in record-keeping and data management software.
  • Valid driver's license and willingness to work flexible hours as needed.
Benefits:
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement
  • Positive and collaborative work environment
  • Other benefits as per company policy

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