Cattle Production Manager (Cattle Ranch) – Nanyuki, Kenya

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Summit Recruitment and Search Africa is a leading Recruitment and Executive Search agency head quartered in Kenya providing outstanding talent to a wide range of companies and NGOs in various business sectors across Africa.

Our client a cattle ranch in the rural areas of Nanyuki, Kenya is seeking to hire a Cattle Production Manager to oversee the daily operations of the cattle management activities. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in ensuring the welfare of the livestock, maintaining high productivity levels, and fostering a collaborative working environment. The ideal candidate has a diploma or bachelor’s degree in agriculture, animal science or related field and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in hands on cattle management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement and supervise daily husbandry practices for 500-1000 head of beef cattle.
  • Ensure the health, nutrition, and welfare of the livestock through proactive management strategies.
  • Oversee breeding programs, vaccinations, and disease prevention measures.
  • Manage veterinary issues promptly and effectively, in collaboration with local veterinarians.
  • Lead a team of approximately 10 employees, including herders and support staff.
  • Provide guidance, training, and support to ensure optimal performance and productivity.
  • Foster a positive work culture based on collaboration, respect, and continuous improvement.
  • Develop and implement operational plans to optimize cattle production and grazing management.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental and regulatory requirements related to livestock management.
  • Assist in marketing activities, including the procurement of cattle from the market as well as building and maintaining relationships with suppliers, buyers, and other stakeholders in the industry.

Qualifications

  • A Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, animal science or related field.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in hands-on cattle management.
  • Must be able to work in a rural area.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and develop teams.
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving abilities.
  • Knowledge of veterinary practices and experience in managing veterinary issues in Kenya.

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Salary: Basic Salary: Kes 70,000 – 80,000 (Approx. 524 USD)
Location: Nanyuki, Kenya
Career Level: Mid-Level
Job Type: Full Time
Deadline for applications: 15th April, 2024