Responsible for the overall management of the dairy herd including milking, herd health, and assisting with the breeding program. Coordinate and share duties and responsibilities with the owner. Make decisions pertaining to the day-to-day operation, such as when an animal needs to be bred, treated, etc. Decide when veterinarian or service personnel need to be called; decide when a tank of milk must be tested for possible contamination. Discuss herd nutrition issues with the owner. Develop and implement SOPs for staff working in the dairy to ensure current Australian OH&S legislative requirements are met.
Other duties and responsibilities include:
Milk harvesting and assisting with managing the milk harvesting schedule
Collect cows from paddock to the dairy using machinery supplied and operate it within the farm’s guidelines.
Set up tracks and gates for next grazing. Bring cows from yard to milking shed according to farm procedure.
Check and start the milking system, milk cooling, refrigeration, washing and feed system. Cup up cows after attending to appropriate udder hygiene.
Remove cups from cows following the standard operating procedures (SOP). Apply teat disinfectant for use according to SOP. Oversee the movement of cows from the dairy.
Identify cows with clinical mastitis, teat damage, lameness and other illnesses. Follow protocols for the treatment and recording of the condition.
At the completion of milking, follow the procedures for plant cleaning and the shutdown process. Prepare the dairy in readiness for the next milking according to the set guidelines.
You will have an exceptional work ethic, adhere to workplace policies and procedures, take care of your own health and safety, and that of other persons who may be affected by your conduct. Additionally, you will have 3+ years’ experience working on a dairy farm in a similar role and level.
Position Description, to download a position description (PD) visit www.recruitsafe.com.au and click on ‘Dairy Herd Manager Albury/Wodonga’ job title under current vacancies.
Please attach an up to date resume.
To learn more call:
Anna Hazewinkel or Monique Colella 1300 277 633
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