Farm Manager/Dairy Manager

Mkambo Farms (Chisamba)

Reporting to General Manager

JOB PURPOSE

To Oversee the management and co-ordinate day to day operations of the farm.  Manage staff, daily operations, crops & livestock, financial documents and recommend improvements to ensure maximum profit.

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES

1.   Management of the dairy herd, supervising employees in all phases of the dairy and the upkeep of facilities.

2. Managing the breeding and rearing livestock, feed making, feeding and milking of cows, storage of feed, milk and sterilizing and maintaining facilities and equipment’s.

3. Achieving set yield targets as well as expected quality standard.

4. Overseeing milking operations

5. Monitoring Operations:

  • Analysing existing farm operations, including crops, livestock, milk production and financial documents.
  • Recommending improvements to enhance productivity and efficiency.

6. Planning and Scheduling:

  • Creating plans and schedules for effective milk production, planting, harvesting, and other farm activities.
  • Ensuring that staff understands expectations and follows protocols.

7. Field Inspections:

  • Visiting different divisions of the farm to inspect crops, livestock, and perform soil and water tests.
  • Regularly restocking seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, and other supplies.

8. Equipment Maintenance:

  • Scheduling repairs, maintenance, and replacements for farm equipment and machinery.

9. Product Marketing and Sales:

  • Handling the marketing and sale of farm products, such as dairy, meat and grain.

10. Safety and Staff Management:

  • Ensuring all staff adheres to health and safety regulations.

11. Assisting with recruitment and training of new staff members.

12. Collaborating with senior staff to prepare budgets and financial reports.

13. To carry any other duties as may be assigned.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in Herd health and production management
  • Demonstrated experience in the planting, growing, harvesting and storage of feed forage crops.
  • Strong planning, organizing and monitoring
  • Leadership skills
  • Feed management

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, animal science, or equivalent.
  • Additional courses in business management or administration are recommended.
  • Extensive experience in a farming-related field. (10 years Post Qualification, 5 Of which should be for Dairy Management, 3 years in a Senior position.
  • Management experience is a plus.
  • Passion for agriculture.

To apply for this job email your details to Hr@tug-argan.com


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