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7 Apr 2023

Livestock Manager at Mbogo Ranches

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Job Description

Internal & External Advert

Open Position: Livestock Manager

Office location: Ubena Zomozi, Chalinze

Date of Advert: 01/04/2023

Job Purpose: The successful candidate will support the overall business of commercial Cattle & small ruminants farming in and outside the country to enable Mbogo ranches to meet its objectives.


Duties and responsibilities

To provide overall supervision of livestock activities on the farm including but not limited to cattle and Goat managers on a day-to-day basis
To manage the Boran stud herd to international standards of breeding programs and improve all cattle by corrective breeding and selection
Coordinate and plan breeding programs that are in line with the long-term breeding goals of the farm
To conduct basic performance testing of stud herd to better guide selection processes
To prepare quarterly budgets and avail cattle and goats for sale promptly to meet budget requirements
To assist farm colleagues with ensuring farm boundaries are safe and the overall environment & infrastructures of the farm are clean and safe
Ensure the work environment of your subordinates is positive and morale is high by initiating team-building exercises and experience while ensuring there is mutual respect and cooperation within the livestock department
To promote the farm by participating in preparing documentaries or short videos for the same purpose as per management instructions
To ensure the effectiveness of your subordinates and make sure their task is completed on daily basis in line with department wages by conducting performance evaluations
To control the discipline of livestock department employees in conformity with working standards/ Human resources manual
To prepare livestock annual production projection and submit it to the management
To optimize pasture management and utilization for better stock health and improved livestock performance
To ensure target weight is achieved promptly and that the stock is presented in an optional state to their given market
Special attention to be given to seasonal stocking ratios to ensure a focus on key classes’ stock
Timely organization and implementation of the main stock priorities
Contribute to the setting of farm policies, including development programs, projected livestock increases versus livestock performance and understanding the annual budget requirements in conjunction with the management
Record keeping including stock performance and live weights, livestock diagnostics, livestock tallies (Monthly stock reconciliation) and parasites monitoring, hours kept by casual staff, motorbike maintenance and a full comprehensive diary.
Monitoring livestock health check status and maintaining accurate records under farm policies
Ensure all livestock drugs are used per the manufacturer’s guidelines, specifically adhering to the outlined dose rate, stock suitability and associated withholding periods.
Abide by safe handling practices when handling and administering drugs, drenches or any other vet products
Formulate feed ratios, methods and fattening programs
Attendance at any off-farm field days, discussion groups or further education as required for either personal or professional development as agreed on by management
To provide timely and accurate reports to the director daily
Due to the nature of your work, you may be required to work outside working hours, late nights and holidays depending on various circumstances and needs of the company
To perform any other duties as may be assigned to you by the management in line with the livestock production

Job qualification and Experience

Proven work experience in a similar role or higher of at least 6 years (3 years for cattle & 3 years for Goat commercial farming)
Bachelor degree in Animal Production, veterinary medicine, breeding or equivalent
Working experience in commercial cattle and small ruminants is highly recommended
Familiar with traditional and modern training methods (Mentoring, coaching, on-the-job, e-learning etc
Proficiency in MS Office applications
Excellent communication and leadership skills
Ability to plan, multitask and manage time effectively
Good knowledge of talent management and succession planning methods
Sense of ownership and pride in personal performance and its impact on company’s
Age Limit (Between 30-50 years)

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Method of Application

Interested candidate may send their Cvs to [email protected] Cc [email protected] before 20th April 2023.

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