Location
Lincolnshire
Livestock
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Reference
VAC - 15669

Job Description

Job Title: Cattle Manager

Location: Lincolnshire

Main Purpose of Role: The Cattle Manager is responsible for the management and development of all aspects of the Lincoln Red cattle business, including breeding, performance, grazing management, milk, and beef production.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of the cattle business.
  • Lead, support, and mentor the cattle workforce.
  • Collaborate closely with the Estate Manager and wider farming and estate team.
  • Ensure sufficient feed is available for cattle by forward planning forage requirements.
  • Diagnose potential diseases and injuries in livestock, ensuring their health and well-being.
  • Plan and execute a breeding policy for the herd to improve performance and minimize inbreeding.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment, ensuring health and safety responsibilities are fulfilled.
  • Work closely with the custodian to develop and model proper and efficient techniques and systems.
  • Record and document daily workflows, create project lists, and maintain detailed records, including health and safety.
  • Operate and maintain a variety of mechanical equipment used in the cattle business.
  • Continuously develop and explore ways to add value to the cattle business.
  • Complete any other duties as required.

Essential Skills and Attributes:

  • Passion for working with animals in ecological pasture management and regenerative settings.
  • Knowledge of breeding pedigree livestock.
  • Desire to share work and practices with the wider farm team and community.
  • In-depth understanding of herd management, focusing on health, welfare, and production.
  • Experience with farm machinery and equipment.
  • Effective time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in budget management and numerically oriented.
  • Ability to use computers and farm management software.
  • Excellent communication skills to engage with teams, communities, and customers.
  • Interest in furthering knowledge through extra training.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence.
  • Genuine love of animals.
  • Innovation and creativity in developing new ideas and business opportunities.
  • Positive attitude, enthusiasm, and responsibility.
  • Ability to work well in teams, build positive relationships, and be flexible with working hours.

Desired Skills and Attributes:

  • Knowledge, experience, and training in organic and/or Pasture for Life farming.

 

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