Balaton Agro Investment PLC Farm Dairy Veterinarian Jobs in Ethiopia

Balaton Agro Investment PLC Farm Dairy Veterinarian Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

  • We, Balaton Agro Investment plc, are building up an integrated dairy farm located 160 km south-west of Addis Ababa close to Welkite.

  • We expect cattle to increase to 500 milking cows including offspring of approx.

  • 1,200 head of Simmental breed in year 2021. Our objective is to milk 10,000 liter milk per day.

  • We search for a Farm Dairy Veterinarian

    Job Requirements

    We expect

  • University degree (PhD or Master) in veterinary medicine, cattle production with a very strong focus on dairy cows.

  • We want to encourage multiple applications, a minimum of 2 years relevant experience for PhDs and over 5 years for Masters is necessary.

  • Profound proven track-record of dairy farm work experience

  • Any international work and study experience abroad would be an asset

  • Excellent animal-handling skills and understanding of cow behavior, nutrition and welfare to maintain animal health and performance to a high standard

  • Diagnosis of common dairy cow disorders by physical examination and treatment of common dairy cow disorders, among others by oral medication, injection, blood and milk sampling

  • Physical examination (palpation) of the reproductive tract including pregnancy diagnosis

  • Appropriate colostrum and health management of calves starting with gentle and patient birth support incl. dystocia management

  • Excellent background and knowledge to prevent and vaccinate regional diseases and pest

  • Support domestic sourcing of quality medication, vaccine, tools, special feed supplements

  • Body condition scoring and knowledge of other feed nutrition control parameter

  • Foot trimming experience

  • Ensure all paperwork, computerized records and daily reporting of milk and herd health status.

  • Fulfil, implement, and follow all legal dairy farm requirement and obligation of state authorities

  • Medium term we intend to develop up to a vocational training location in cooperation with Universities also as an opportunity for you to be involved

    Personal skills

  • Pro-active, self-motivated, hands-on approach problem solving and highly organized

  • Being willing to learn and to develop further as part of an international team setting

  • You would work closely and report to a German farm manager permanently on-site

  • International consultants will provide guidelines, training and health controlling tools

  • We support any meaningful further formal professional qualification and training
    Direct, highly respectful but clearly instruct and motivate staff working with cattle

  • Maintain a clean and tidy work environment particular fulfil any hygiene measure set

  • Able to work with, contribute to and enforce protocols in conjunction with management

  • Computer literacy particular Excel and a professional Dairy Herd Management Software

  • Excellent English and Amharic language skills

  • Pay will be determined by skills, experience and references

    How to Apply

  • Please submit your application consisting of a motivation cover letter, your resume listing education, vocational training, subjects studied, and work experience proven by certificates and licenses, Letter of References and/or References to contact, your salary expectation and availability to start at what date.

  • Please email full application solely all in one PDF-file to Balaton Argo Investment plc, Addis Ababa, until 10th July 2020.

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