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Senior Dairy Cattle Stockperson

Private Company - Kyabram, VIC

Agriculture, Nature & Animal
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin



Location: KYABRAM VIC 3620

Tenure: Full-time, permanent

Salary: From $54,000 per year (plus superannuation)

Position Summary:

On behalf of our client, Global Skilled Employment we are looking for skilled candidates for Senior Dairy Cattle Stockperson that will join the production team of a dairy with multiple farm sites.

Required skills and experience:

  • AQF Certificate III in Agriculture / Dairy Production (or higher equivalent)
  • Three (3) years of recent and relevant work experience

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan all aspects of milk production process including management and coordination of milking shed routines.
  • Coordinate and implement reproductive programs, including artificial insemination and herd fertility management, detection of estrous and pregnancy.
  • Assist in controlled breeding experiments to develop improved livestock strains.
  • Implement calving procedures, including the ability to physically conduct unsupervised internal assessments to minimize the incidence of still births or injuries to cow or calf.
  • Plan and manage pastures and crops for livestock production and develop livestock feeding plans.
  • Analyse produce to set and maintain standards of quality;
  • Supervise animal health programs, handle sick or injured animals and maintain an optimal environment for the wellbeing of livestock consistent with the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines – Cattle.
  • Supervise work routines and staff performance of less experienced employees such as an assistant farmhand.
  • Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures, ensuring compliance and that all relevant documentation is kept current.
  • Operate milking plant and equipment in a safe manner, undertake multiple functions including reading and recording instrument information e.g. milk vat temperatures and cow numbers and matching cow ID to calves to produce a quality milk outcome.
  • Operate a dairy recycling system.
  • Calf feeding, including tubing colostrum
  • Assisting with and/or performing irrigation works.
  • Inspect livestock to gauge the effectiveness of feed formulae.
  • Transport, handle and store chemicals; prepare and apply chemicals.
  • Operate farm and dairy shed-related vehicles, plant and equipment.
  • Identify and report equipment not operating normally; maintenance of plant and machinery.
  • Where appropriately qualified, perform maintenance works on sheds, fixtures and fittings, fences and surrounds and install new or replacement equipment or fittings.
  • Transport stock, feed and equipment, if appropriately licensed.
  • Maintain records to ensure accurate information for stock and inventory control.
  • Ensure food safety regulatory requirements are met.
  • Contribute to and implement OHS requirements.
  • Computer literate – operate computer equipment and software packages requiring set-up and basic function operation.
  • Coordinate the response to emergencies for both occupational health and safety emergencies and animal welfare emergencies.
  • Participate in enterprise/industry training sessions and workshops as required.

Qualified applicants may apply online.