13 May 2022

Animal Husbandry Officer at Abeba Gidey Trading House PLC

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Job Description

Job Summary

The Animal Husbandry Officer is responsible for the overall animal husbandry activities of the farm.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Encode data for daily cattle feed consumption, milk production, breeding/ calving details & cattle health care reports in the Dairy farm management system module.
  • Follow up and update with the system all livestock statistics in different category such as new cow purchases, new births, cattle sale / cull, mortality, cattle group classification like milking cows, non – milking cows, no. of pregnant / non pregnant cows, heifers, growers / calves etc. and reconcile with total no. of livestock physically have.
  • Record raw milk production of each milking cow in the PM system and cross check it with GRN every morning & evening.
  • Report the amount of milk transferred for further processing; and make sure that butter and cheese products are produced according to company’s standards.
  • Control medical items at the time of purchase and check the stock balance by keeping records in bin card.
  • Supervise all kinds of animal husbandry activities in a daily basis and make sure that all are done according to company standards.
  • Reconcile all the feeding management changes to the requirement of each category of cattle in different stages of growth / production & pregnancy as recommended by the Farm Veterinary officer from time to time
  • Monitor the daily consumption for cattle as per the cattle feeding management program.
  • Fill and request purchase requisitions to replenish all kinds of cattle feed raw materials, finished goods, medication materials and others as required.
  • Prepare and submit weekly/monthly reports about milk production, feeding cost, medication cost & any other relevant cost incurred for the farm cattle to the head office Accounts Department after the verification of farm Manager.
  • Maintain and update the category wise – Livestock inventory details on monthly basis.
  • Assist the Farm Veterinary officer in the implementation & recording of all Herd programs like pregnancy diagnosis, control breeding programs & Mass health care programs like vaccination etc. as per the schedule
  • Perform any other important / urgent works as assigned by the Farm manager based on time to time requirement for smooth farm operation of the farm.

Job Requirements

Academic Qualification : BSc in Animal Science

Work Experience 

  • Five years of relevant experience in the development of feed resources and improved animal nutrition, in Animal husbandry.
  • Excellent computer skill with data encoding experience
  • Extent and relevance of working experience in main livestock feeding systems
  • Extent of knowledge of and experience in the application of improved animal nutrition
  • Quality of both oral and written communication skills on technical issues

Method of Application

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to  [email protected]
Use the title of the position as the subject of the email

Closing Date : 23 May. 2022


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