The Lucas Group
  
 
Job Title Farm Manager
Date Posted 1/3/2019
Area/Specialty CORPORATE AG/ALL
Location South West Slopes, NSW
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id GL3169
Job Description

- Prime lambs and Angus / Wagyu cattle

- Rotational cereal cropping

Company

This company is a local, progressive business operating mixed livestock properties in the South West Slopes NSW. The company’s primary focus is to produce the best quality beef, prime lambs and wool within financially and environmentally sustainable production systems. This innovative company is following industry best practice and is a strong supporter of Lifetime Ewe Management and soft stock handling techniques.

The business is seeking a driven Farm Manager for a 2000ha property which includes 500ha of creek and river flats, giving rise to rolling hills and a fertile ground running along the Murrumbidgee River. With a mixture of dry land and irrigation the current carrying capacity is 25,000 DSE.

The company has a strong focus on their culture and in investing in their people and fostering long-term relationships with the wider community. They are an equal opportunity employer, value education and safety training and value their close team environment.

Position

The prime function of the Farm Manager will be to implement operational and strategic plans in a hands-on manner. Supervising all livestock enterprises to achieve volume, quality and cost objectives will be key. The Farm Manager will take responsibility for implementing industry best practice to achieve sustainable business objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the livestock program relating to prime lamb and beef cattle production
  • Supervise all full-time and casual employees and contractors
  • Implement the annual whole farm plan
  • Carry out property developments including fencing, water and pasture improvements
  • Maintain accurate and up to date farm records and submit monthly reports
  • Adhere to WHS policies and legislation at all times

Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience in a farm management role with responsibilities to manage staff
  • Sound knowledge of livestock husbandry with an emphasis on livestock production
  • Low stress stock handling skills
  • Previous experience with pasture management, pasture renovation and fodder conservation in a mixed grazing operation
  • Proficient skills in MS office programs and proven experience utilising and implementing digital farm management software

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary qualifications in agriculture or farm management
  • Experience with Lifetime Ewe Management
  • A willingness to undertake ongoing training in grazing management and low stress stock handling

Remuneration

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

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Geoff Lucas on +61 8 8201 9999 quoting reference number GL3169, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button, or alternatively via email to resume@lucasgroup.com.au quoting reference number GL3169.

THE LUCAS GROUP