The Lucas Group
 
Job Title Beef Production Manager
Date Posted 1/9/2018
Area/Specialty LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION/Beef
Location Mt Gambier, SA
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id GL2924
Job Description

- Drive the bull beef enterprise and breeding herd

- Limestone Coast SA

Company

Currently managed by a 5th generation farming family, the key objective of this mixed livestock enterprise is to produce high quality beef and lamb, with a keen focus on feed conversion and efficient grazing techniques. Having recently undergone an expansion, the business is currently operating on 5200Ha. The cattle enterprise is broken up into bull beef, a cattle trading arm and an Angus cow breeding herd.

Position

In a hands-on capacity, the Beef Production Manager will be responsible for driving the bull beef enterprise, with a keen focus on utilising the most efficient beef production methods on a highly productive techno grazing system. Other key objectives of this role will be to maintain long term production goals, increase carrying capacity and profitability and manage the Angus cow herd.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the bull beef enterprise on a techno grazing system
  • Handling of cattle livestock through key animal husbandry tasks
  • Transfer and recording of animals, including performance recording
  • Assist in planning stock rotations, feed budgeting and monitoring pastures
  • Maintain, service and repair water and pivot infrastructure, and fencing and machinery
  • Commitment to the property safety and WHS procedures.

Education and Experience

  • An excellent understanding of cattle husbandry, planning and breeding genetics
  • Previous experience with techno grazing or intensive grazing systems
  • Computer literacy and experience in livestock record keeping
  • Qualifications in Agriculture or Farm Management would be desired (but not essential)
  • Self-reliant and capable of working unsupervised
  • Team of working dogs

Remuneration

An attractive remuneration package that includes a comfortable 3 bedroom family home will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience.

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Geoff Lucas on +61 08 8201 9999 quoting reference number GL2924, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.

THE LUCAS GROUP