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Livestock Manager, Streatham Victoria.

Drover Ag - Ballarat Central, VIC

Agriculture, Nature & Animal
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, and self-motivated Livestock Manager to join the team. New position with a strong focus on the sheep enterprise and opportunity for career progression for the right person.

Our clients run a successful family owned and operated mixed farming operation in the Western Districts area near Streatham, Victoria. With properties, recently expanded and now totalling 4,000 ha, the business follows industry best practice and high production systems running 6,000 composite ewes and 2500 Australian White ewes. Lambs are grown to restocker or finishing weights depending on the season and market, with most sold direct and an emphasis on ewe health and best possible return to the next lambing cycle. The property uses modern, automated sheep handling facilities and operates under the Lifetime Ewe Management System for optimum production outcomes.

A broadacre cropping program includes sowing 2,400 Ha of wheat, canola and faba beans grown in rotation for grain and grazing depending on the season. 
We are searching for an experienced, enthusiastic, and self-motivated Livestock Manager to join the team in a new position that has a strong focus on the sheep enterprise but will also be involved in cropping operations at an operation level as required. The successful applicant will be a key team member, working within the current management program initially and then working up to having a greater involvement in planning, systems, and strategies for the future.

Reporting to the owner, the Livestock Manager will be a hands-on enterprise manager who can operate independently and work well within the team to contribute to the success of the overall farming program. You will be of positive nature, capable and experienced in all aspects of sheep handling, health and husbandry but also have a wide range of farming skills to assist in the overall operation.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in a similar livestock role.
  • Completion of Lifetime Ewe Management program or willing to attain.
  • A sound understanding of station operations including all aspects of livestock husbandry, pasture management, fencing, water infrastructure checking and maintenance.
  • Ability to work within a budget and work hard to meet production targets.
  • Good communication and record keeping skills.
  • Experience operating and maintaining farm machinery including minor mechanical maintenance and servicing.
  • Own working dog’s ideal.

A competitive salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant including a comfortable 3-bedroom house, work vehicle, and phone / internet allowance. The property is located 13 kilometres from Lake Bolac, which has P-12 schooling with a school bus to the front gate. The area boasts a variety of opportunities for fishing and water sports, football and netball, golf etc.

To apply for this position, please submit your updated resume along with contact details for a minimum of 3 references that can be contacted. Preference will be given to those who supply a cover letter indicating who you would be suited to the role.

Ballarat Central, VIC

Agriculture, Nature & Animal




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