Vacancy – Dairy Manager (Cradock)

An agricultural farming trust seeks the services of a passionate dairy farmer to join their team. The successful candidate will be energetic, hardworking and willing to get their hands dirty, a conscientious person who can motivate staff.

A person who is passionate about Dairy Farming and who understands an knows the standing operating procedures of a dairy.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Diploma/degree beneficial but not essential
  • Fluent in English and Afrikaans – Xhosa advantageous
  • 5 years pasture management experience
  • 5 years of dairy management experience
  • Experience with a fully seasonal herd
  • Great stockmanship essential
  • Computer literate

TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL NEED:

  • Proven ability to manage pastures and achieve excellent utilization
  • Proven ability to manage the breeding of a fully seasonal herd and achieve excellent breeding results
  • Proven stockmanship – mature and immature herds
  • Proven ability to manage a dairy and achieve excellent milk quality results
  • Computer literacy with Afikim
  • Great communication skills to work with and motivate a large workforce
  • Effective time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks
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