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Dairy Farmer

Deans Marsh , Victoria
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DAIRY FARMER - FULL TIME - VICTORIALA & KA Hart Family Trust are currently seeking a full time Dairy Cattle Farmer to oversee daily operations of our farm located in Deans Marsh, Victoria. Reporting to the owner, the position will oversee the day to day running of the dairy operation.  Key responsibilities of the role include: 

• Monitor day to day procedures and functions

• Milk harvesting and collection

• Maintain milk quality and assurance

• Animal husbandry practices

• Feed management practices 

• Monitor and manage herd health 

• Administer drenches, vaccines and supplements as required

• Pasture management

• Oversee the transportation of animals and compliance with animal movement regulations 

• Ensure health and safety, environmental and animal welfare procedures are adhered to

• Maintain and operate machinery, plant, infrastructure, fences, and water supply systems

• Maintain accurate herd records and daily dairy records 

• Monitor farm financial inputs and outputs as agreed

• Monitor growth rates against targets

• Supervise and train farmhands as required

 Skills and experience: Suitable applicants will have considerable demonstrated experience in dairy farming including, proven experience in milk harvesting, herd management, herd health and pasture management. Applicants will hold a relevant bachelor’sdegree and have at least two years of relevant work experience, or at least five years of full time work experience in lieu of qualification. Salary: $55,000 - $60,000 + superannuation
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