Farm Manager – Botswana

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Job Details

  • Must have a Tertiary qualification in Agriculture; Animal husbandry and/or similar farming management qualification.
  • The ideal candidate would have sound knowledge of Breeding Cattle (breeding herd over 1000 breeding cattle).
  • Feedlot Experience (above 1500 cattle in feed).
  • Extensive farming experience; Minimum ten years’ cattle farming experience.
  • Additional experience/knowledge/qualification in cropping will be advantageous.
  • Minimum five years of managerial/leadership experience leading a team of > 50 people
  • Strong MS Office knowledge. Computer skills & the ability to maintain computer records of the herd are essential.
  • A Valid recognised driver’s license and able to drive a motorbike
  • Administration for cattle section
  • Ordering of inputs
  • Labour – allocation of work & manage over 100 staff.
  • Allocation of feed rations, feed distribution & recording of stocks
  • All cattle activities including medical treatments, weighing, branding, tagging etc.
  • Maintain good records on a computerized recording program
  • Irrigated pasture management & ranch grazing systems
  • Farm mapping, monitor grazing availability
  • Maintain & improve water reticulation systems
  • Guide a team building new fences as well as R & M on existing fences
  • Maintain & improve on the existing handling facilities
  • Produce monthly reports
  • A hands-on, out there on the ranch approach to accomplishing the above tasks

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