Herd/Breeding Supervisor

Reference
VAC-31041
Contract Type
Full-Time
Industries
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Location
St. Ann
Salary
Competitive Salary
Date Posted
04/03/2019
Expiry Date
21/03/2019
Reporting to the Farm Manager, the Herd/Breeding Supervisor will provide support and take responsibility for implementing a variety of activities associated with caring for the herds.

 

 The incumbent is expected to provide health care for the animals, develop, implement and maintain an effective and efficient feeding and breeding program. 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify, analyze and evaluate problems and make recommendations for courses of action.
  • Ensure proper selection of sire bulls and selection and replacement of heifers.
  • Monitor the health care for the beef herd and determine and prepare feed formulas, daily monitoring, feeding and routine treatment of sick animals requiring vaccinations, special diets or common medications.
  • Operate, calibrate, maintain tractors, feed trucks, cattle handling chutes, scales, augers and builds and repairs cattle handling equipment, including fences, corrals, sheds, and water supply systems.
  • Provide services associated with experimental or extension procedures, including selecting animals, and assisting in calving and maintaining related records.
  • Manage and supervise semen collection and artificial insemination program.
  • Perform, manage and supervise vaccination and birth assistance.
  • Perform other related functions assigned from time to time.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • High level of integrity, professionalism and confidentiality
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent judgment, decision making and problem solving skills
  • Strong supervisory and team building skills
  • Expert knowledge in Livestock Management
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office

 

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture (animal science), or closely related field and
  • Three (3) years’ experience in an animal care facility
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience
  • Any combination of relevant education and progressively responsible animal care experience may be considered
  • Pasture and fodder management would be an asset

 

Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.

 

 

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