Livestock Manager Vacancies in Kenya
Livestock Manager Vacancies in KenyaNature of Job: Full time
60K – 80K
Our client with a vast herd of livestock is looking to employ a livestock manager to head the livestock department and monitor the day to day operations and decision making of the farm. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in a busy livestock farm.Reporting to the estate manager and supervising livestock foremen and headmen
Duties and responsibility
To allocate duties train and supervise employees
To make day – to- day operational decisions
Diagnosis and treatment for the livestock
Guiding and supervising livestock foremen, headmen and herders on animal husbandry
Act as Liaison Officer between consulting veterinarians
To be responsible for health and vaccination program of the animals.
Selection of breeding stock
Forwarding planning of livestock supplementation which include planting of grass and fodders and Feed formulation
Conduct monthly and annual inventory taking of all stock
Making monthly reports; actual, year to date versus budgeted
Make variance reports on expenditures as per the monthly management’s accounts and labour summary
Making of annual budget proposals and discussing them with management for approval
Monthly requisition for the department
Carrying out practical activities such as vaccination, drenching, castration, docking etc
Improvement of the quality of livestock through breeding programs and selections
Establishing work schedules/programs
Overseeing care and maintenance of all tools/equipment and machinery in use
Designing breeding programs/ tupping programs
Designing range improvement programs
Maintain proper records of breeding, births, death, vaccination calendars, external sales, butcher sales, losses etc.
Maintain proper records on all drugs and chemicals used
Ensure that set targets are achieved at all times
Prepare farm budget, managing the farm finances, planning production and monitoring the farm’s progress against achievement of production and profitability targets
Manage the farm infrastructure and maintaining the farm assets
To continuously improve quality and quantity of production.
Apply best-practice health, safety and environmental standards across the farm;
Provide guidance in the purchase of required farm supplies and inputs.
Maintain and monitor the quality of silage yield;
To understand the implications of weather patterns and make contingency plans to ensure seamless production;
Ensuring that farm activities comply with government regulations;
Maintain knowledge of pests and diseases and ensure the farm is kept free of these and that any contamination is addressed quickly and effectively.
To do daily/weekly and monthly reports as required by Management
To perform any other duty as may be assigned to you by operations manager Monthly KPIs
Farm overall K.P.I.s
Monthly livestock reports
Over 5 years’ experience as a Livestock Manager
Qualifications in Livestock management or Agriculture
Leadership skills with ability to supervise a big team
Good reporting skills
Good communication and interpersonal skills
How to Apply
Apply with CV stating your skills, experience and qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org By 13th January, 2019
Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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