Herd Manager (KH - 7622) - npaworldwide (Albany)

  • Albany, NY

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Non-Executive Management



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WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?

Herd Manager - New York

$65,000 - $75,000 + Benefits

JOB DESCRIPTION

Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is representing a large dairy operation located in New York who is searching for well qualified Herd Manager with strong management and leadership skills to assist in overseeing the daily operation. The Herd Manager will be responsible for the health, reproduction and production of the herd and for the employees that work directly with the herd.Willoversee, schedule, train, and monitor the performance of herd staff personnel. Herd Manager is responsible for overseeing/performing AI breeding, synchronization and heat detection programs, and pregnancy checks. Must have strong herd health skill and be able to perform vaccine administration, mastitis treatment, dry treatments, hoof trimming, and footbath programs. Expected to oversee/perform fresh and sick cow observation, monitoring, and treatment. Will monitor and address issues with the cow environment ventilation, bedding, feed availability, stocking density, manure scraping, and cleanliness. Must maintain Dairy Comp and herd production records and recommend culling decisions.

Other responsibilities include;
- Oversee feeding program - monitor feeders, forage inventories, quality, and bunk faces, determine daily feed amounts, enter diet and dry matter changes - Oversee milking parlors and the milking supervisor and work with the milking supervisor on staffing, training, and milk quality goals
- Oversee the calf supervisor and work with the youngstock program on health, growth, and reproduction goals
- Work with contract heifer grower on health, growth, reproduction goals, and heifer movements
- Order supplies
- Create and update management spreadsheets
- Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

MUST HAVE CURRENT DAIRY EXPERIENCE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION

- Employee supervision, management, training, and scheduling
- Understanding of factors that influence cattle health, reproduction, growth, and production
- Understanding of feeding systems
- Computer skills - Microsoft Excel and Word and Dairy Comp
- AI breeding and understanding of synchronization programs
- Cattle observation, physical exam, and diagnostic skills




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