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Tanderra Dairies Pty Ltd is looking for an experienced Dairy Technician/Agricultural Technician for a permanent position to join their team. 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. Duties: • 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 • Apply 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 Criteria: • 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 A remuneration package between $54,000.
00 – $60,000.00 per year plus superannuation..