Dairy Cattle Farmer

Private Company

Invergordon, VIC

Posted 11/22/2020

  • 1 x Full-time Position
  • Established and respected business
  • Great work environment
  • Position requires working on weekends 

The Role 
We are currently recruiting for the position of Dairy Cattle Farmer at the TW Van Popering Dairy, located in Invergordon. Operating out of 150ha farm, comprised of a 80ha milking platform and 70ha fodder block, our herd size is currently at 250 cows and 100 heifers. 

Key duties include:

  • Milking dairy cattle while ensuring livestock remain calm and comfortable so cattle continue to produce maximum quantities of milk
  • Monitoring dairy cows for signs of potential disease to ensure that all livestock remain in optimum health and produce high-quality milk
  • Weighing cows and checking for any physical signs of disease or injury and provide preventative medical care as needed
  • Reviewing the pens, buildings and other areas to ensure the areas remain hygienic to reduce the risk of injury and disease to the cattle and farm workers
  • Consulting with Animal Nutritionists and Livestock Feed Sales Representatives to create feeding plans that yield maximum milk production levels
  • Working in conjunction with Vets to provide health management, veterinary treatments, and routine vaccinations
  • Providing food and water to cattle and ensure that supplies remain well stocked
  • Using tools to move feed, animals and other equipment to the appropriate areas on the farm in an efficient manner
  • Maintaining trucks, tractors, milking equipment and other gear to ensure they remain in working order

Key skills include:

  • Appropriate bachelor degree or higher qualification or equivalent of 5+ years’ experience in dairy farming systems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of OH&S Standards
  • Experience with managing day to day farm operations.
  • Professional presentation and approach
  • Positive attitude with a strong work ethic and good communication skills

Job Type: Full-time 
Salary: $55,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year 
Work Eligibility:

No work eligibility is required, I am willing to sponsor the right candidate (e.g. visa) (Preferred)

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