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Farm Manager Job in Kenya

Job Title: Dairy Farm Manager
Job Location: Embu

We are in search of a Dairy Farm Manager who will be responsible for the maintenance of facilities related to dairy production and the care of the dairy herd. 

The successful candidate will also be in charge of employees who work directly with the raising, feeding and milking of the herd.

Because you will work with all kinds of people, you need to be able to communicate your ideas effectively through writing or speaking, and must be well versed in animal husbandry so that you can manage the health of the herd. 

Additionally, you must demonstrate good leadership as well as dependability. Because you may fill in for subordinates, flexibility in your work schedules will be required.

Job Description
  • Supervision of workers in all aspects of dairy production, which can include preparing appropriate feed, maintaining the equipment for milking and managing the herd
  • Finding treatment for sick animals, ease difficult births and designate breeding times for the cows
  • Direct & coordinate farm activities like breeding and rearing livestock, feeding and milking of cows, storage of milk and sterilizing and maintaining facilities equipment
  • Review breeding and milk production records to define bulls and cows that are unproductive and should be sold
  • Inspect facilities and equipment to make sure compliance with sanitation standards, and to define maintenance repair requirements
  • Authorize requisitions or purchase supplies and equipment, like feed, disinfectant sanitation chemicals, and replacements for defective equipment
  • Secure services of a Veterinary for treatment of herd or when cows are calving
  • Work with supervisors or coworkers to meet production requirements
  • Prepare farm activity reports for evaluation by management or owner
  • Clerical and administrative duties, like drawing up budget plans and maintaining records of day-to-day operations and involvement with payroll, personnel evaluations and training
  • Direct or coordinate activities concerned with planting, growing, harvesting, and storage of feed forage crops
  • Supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in milking, breeding, and caring for cows, and performs lay-veterinary duties on dairy farm
  • Assign workers to tasks, like feeding and milking cows, cleaning cattle, barns and equipment and assisting with breeding health care
  • Inspect barns & milking parlor for cleanliness and maintenance, inform workers of actions required to ensure compliance with established standards
  • Study feed and milk production records to define feed formula required to produce maximum milk yield and notify workers of diet changes
  • Study genetic health records to develop schedules for activities like breeding, dehorning, and sale of calves
  • Schedule breeding, vaccinating, and dehorning of cows calves
  • Observe cows during estrus and artificially inseminates cows to produce desired offspring
  • Examines cows for evidence of illness, injuries and calving; treats illnesses and injuries; delivers calves; and engages Veterinarian to care for serious injuries and/or illnesses
  • Performs other duties as may be required from time to time by management or the owner
  • Plans, develops and implements policies, procedures and practices for operation of dairy farm, ensuring compliance with company’s or owner’s standards for farm production, propagation of herd and regulations of regulatory agencies
  • Bachelor of Science Agriculture or related field
  • 5-10 years hands-on experience in animal husbandry in a busy farm
  • Good leadership skills
  • Proven ability in farm management
  • Ability to act with tact in motivating staff
  • Good communication and organization skills
If you are interested and meet the above requirements and competencies, kindly send your cv and cover letter detailing your suitability for the position applied for, availability and expected salary to

This position is urgent. 

Applicants must state their expected salary. 

The package on offer is inclusive of accommodation

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