Cattle Manager

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A large Commercial Cattle Farming Business in Southern Province, Zambia, seeks to employ the services of an enthusiastic & progressive manager for their business to hands-on manage, oversee, co-ordinate the  Ranch cattle and Feedlot operations.


·      Must have a Tertiary qualification in Agriculture; Animal husbandry and/or similar farming management qualification.


Skills, Knowledge and Experience

·      The ideal candidate would have sound knowledge of Breeding Cattle (large breeding herd). Any experience with Stud  Bonsmara  cattle will be an advantage.

·      Feedlot Experience (above 1500 cattle in feed).

·      Administrative, financial and project or operational management experience.

·      Extensive farming experience;  Minimum ten years’ cattle farming experience .

·      Additional experience/knowledge/qualification in cropping will be advantageous.

·      Minimum five years of managerial/leadership experience leading a team of > 50 people.

·      Strong MS Office knowledge. Computer skills & the ability to maintain computer records of the herd are essential. Experienced with Cattle management programs will be advantageous.

·      A Valid recognised driver’s licence and able to drive a motorbike.


Personal Attributes

·      Proactive and resilient individual with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

·      Physically Strong and Healthy individual whose health and character are able to peruse a farming career in the long, very hot and demanding outdoors.

·      Strong people and leadership skills.

·      Understanding of working together as a team to achieve the organizations overall best interests.

·      Highly organised, detail orientated multitasker with strong organisational and administrative skills.

·      Strong communication skills and command of spoken and written English

·      Preferred age between 35 – 45 years.


Candidate to Manage the following activities on the ranch .


·        Administration

·        Ordering of inputs

·        Labour – allocation of work & manage up to 100 staff.

·        Allocation of feed rations, feed distribution & recording of stocks.

·        All cattle activities including medical treatments, weighing, branding, tagging etc

·        Maintain good records on a computerized recording program.

·        Irrigated pasture management & ranch grazing systems

·        Farm mapping monitor grazing availability.

·        Maintain & improve water reticulation systems.

·        Guide a team building new fences as well as R & M on existing fences.

·        Maintain & improve on the existing handling facilities.

·        Attend weekly management meetings

·        Produce monthly reports

·        Flexible to assist in other departments

·        A hands-on, out there on the ranch approach to accomplishing the above tasks

·        You will be expected to cooperate with fellow managers in the different sections of the company & be part of a strong management team to promote the whole business, covering & standing in for fellow managers should the need arise.


Candidate to Manage & lead staff in the following activities on the ranch


·        Leadership of the cattle and feedlot operations team, ensuring training, mentoring and resourcing occurs with a focus on strengthening capacity to effectively achieve operational targets.

·        Oversee the induction of new staff, monitor employee performance and conduct Performance Appraisals.

·        Assessing the current staffing levels, selecting appropriate staffing to ensure balance between best farm productivity output and staffing cost input, namely not over staffed.

·        Lead regular operational meetings.

·        Record keeping of hours, overtime, annual leave, sick leave etc.

Candidate to Manage & Improve general Operational activities on the ranch; including but not limited to as below


·        Improve operational systems, processes, and policies in support of the section’s objectives.

·        Maintain high standards throughout the operation.

·        Ensure all regular & routine activities including medical treatments, dipping, weighing, branding, tagging, fencing etc are diligently completed, always at a standard of excellence.

·        Maintain facilities in excellent working order.

·        Must be able to account for Stock counts and shortages both in livestock and consumables.

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