The Lucas Group
  
 
Job Title Farm Manager
Date Posted 12/2/2018
Area/Specialty LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION/Sheep
Location Conara, TAS
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id TL3165
Job Description

- Superfine Wool Merino and prime lambs

- Award-winning fibre producer

Company

Located in the Northern Midlands of Tasmania, Kingston is a 3000ha farming operation producing Superfine Merino wool and prime lambs. This progressive business integrates wool production with the sustainable management of native grasslands. It has developed important links with world-class wool processors and a national menswear retailer creating joint marketing initiatives for their wool.

Position

In a hands-on capacity, the Farm Manager’s prime function will be to manage the day-to-day operations of the enterprise, adopting sustainable farming practices for implementing the annual farm operating plan and budget in the absence of the owner. The key objectives of this role will be to maintain long term production goals and increase carrying capacity and profitability, whilst also maintaining a commitment to improve the overall aesthetics of the property.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement and maintain the livestock program
  • Supervision of casual staff and contractors
  • Ensure all operations are conducted in a safe and timely manner
  • Monitor animal health and feeding requirements
  • Document and report on all livestock breeding and paddock records
  • Supervise the production of livestock to achieve volume, quality and cost objectives
  • Conduct property developments including fencing, water and pasture improvements
  • Support the owners in implementing best practice methods to improve the overall biodiversity and sustainability of the property

Skills and Experience

  • Good practical experience in livestock husbandry with an emphasis on superfine wool production
  • Previous experience monitoring animal health
  • Sound mechanical knowledge and property maintenance experience
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient skills in MS office programs and proven experience utilising and implementing digital farm management software
  • Ability to work unsupervised

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary qualification/s in agriculture or similar are preferred
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Current firearms licence
  • Certification in ChemCert, Chainsaw, First Aid
  • Trained working dogs essential

Remuneration

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities Statement

The owner is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer.

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Tom Lucas on +61 8 8201 9999.

Apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button, or alternatively via email to resume@lucasgroup.com.au quoting reference number TL3165.

The Lucas Group

The Lucas Group is dedicated to providing the agricultural industries with HR consultancy, executive search and recruitment services. As Australia’s premier agribusiness recruitment agency, we search regionally, nationally and globally to identify highly skilled candidates who possess passion and aptitude for the agribusiness industries.

THE LUCAS GROUP