Dairy Cattle Farmer
We, R.R. and E.M. Pickles and Sons P/L, currently have a fulltime position available for a Cattle Dairy Farmer. we are a small family business, we milk on average 350 cows in a rotary shed, located in Nth central Victoria, approximately one hour from Bendigo and 45 minutes to Echuca. The local school is K-12 and the bus is available, local sporting groups of football and netball tennis and cricket as well evening amateur basketball. Close to Mitiamo and Pyramid hill.
Position Details: - Reporting to the farm owner, you will be accountable for the day to day operations, plans, organisation, coordination and performance of farming duties, from milking, breeding, deliverance and raising of dairy cattle for milking. Be responsible for all aspects of the process including stock handling.
Major responsibilities: - but not limited to, the following. Milk harvesting, milking dairy cattle while ensuring livestock remain calm and comfortable so that the maximum production is achieved with excellent quality. feed delivery, providing pasture and fodder to maintain appropriate nutrition levels, movement of stock to optimise feeding opportunities. consulting with animal nutritionists and feed sales representatives to create appropriate feed plans.
Animal Husbandry: - Monitoring dairy cows for signs of potential disease so as to ensure that all livestock remain in optimum health and produce high quality milk. reviewing the pens , buildings and other areas to ensure the areas remain hygienic to reduce risk of injury and disease to the cattle and farm workers.
Pasture Production: - pasture and cropping production, providing food and water to the cattle and ensuring that the supplies remain well stocked. Maintain milking equipment and other gear to ensure that they remain in a safe working order.
Skills and Experience: -
To be eligible for this role, the applicant must possess certificate 3 or 4 in Agriculture dairy Production or equivalent or at least 5 years experience in the field of dairy farming systems. be self motivated and able to work independently, possess a current manual drivers licence and have a sound understanding of O,H and S requirements for the industry.
The position is full time working ordinary 40 hours per week and must bde willing to work extra time as required. must also be able to work unsupervised as well as part of a team environment.
Expressions of interest and applications will be accepted for at least one month from the placement of this advertisement. Expires 14.06.2020
Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Permanent
Salary: $54,000.00 to $57,000.00 /year
- Dairy Industry: 5 years (Required)
- Graduate Certificate / Graduate Diploma (Required)
- Mitiamo VIC 3573 (Preferred)
- No work eligibility is required, I am willing to sponsor the right candidate (e.g. visa) (Required)
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