Livestock Manager Career Vacancy in Kenya December 2018 (80K)

Position: Livestock Manager

Nature of Job: Full time

Salary Range: 60K – 80K

Summary: 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.

Duties and responsibility

  • Reporting to the estate manager and supervising livestock foremen and headmen
  • 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

  • Income
  • Expenditure

Livestock

  • Tupping
  • Births
  • Deaths
  • Sales

Silage

  • Planting
  • Harvesting

Monthly reports

  • Monthly livestock reports
  • Business reports
  • Financial reports
  • Payroll submission

Requirements

  • 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

Apply with CV stating your skills, experience and qualifications to jobs@britesmanagement.com

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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