KJ, PM, LJ AND LM PARSONS in Nirranda, Vic is looking for an experienced Dairy Technician.
Summary of Position:
Responsible for managing milk harvesting quality, proper nutrition of livestock and adherence to health and safety and legislation as well as implementing sustainable land use practices.
Manage the feeding program for springing cows.
Inspecting and monitoring growth rates against targets.
Arranging supply of vaccines, mineral supplements and other appropriate animal husbandry.
Record all treatments to meet quality assurance requirements and farm policy.
Select cows for Artificial Insemination, assist with semen selection. Mark inseminated cows and keep insemination records
heat detection aids, identify, record, mark and draft cows on heat, segregate and prepare for insemination.
Responsible for maintaining cattle identification and records relating to calving dates, joining and heat detection.
Identify and correct unsafe and unacceptable milking practices. Train others in correct milk harvesting technique.
Identify and isolate from milk supply those cows whose milk is unfit for human consumption
Conduct research and facilitate animal husbandry programs
Examine the operation and service of water supply, irrigation and waste systems.
Communications with dairy industry organisations, suppliers, consultants and contractors.
Monitor springer cows at calving assist if necessary
Feed and monitor the health of calves up to weaning
Maintain herd health
At least a Diploma or 3 years relevant working experience
Patient, Hardworking, Resourceful, Trustworthy, Loyal, Efficient
Understanding and passion for the dairy industry
Demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge of milk source and composition
In depth understanding of the safety and quality factors that determine the acceptability of the dairy products by consumers.
To be able to work and communicate effectively as part of a team
$54,000 - $60,000 per year
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