Broiler Farm Manager

Location Hereford
Discipline: Agriculture, Farming, Pet, Vet & Animal Health
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £32,000 - £36,000 per annum + accommodation
Contact name: Sophie Ashmore

Contact email:
Job ref: 16763
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP
Client: Agricultural and Farming Jobs

Broiler Farm Manager - West Midlands

  • Do you have a passion for the poultry farm sector?

  • Do you have your Poultry Passport or NVQ in Poultry Production?

  • Are you looking for the next step in your career?

Location: West Midlands.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Paying around £34,000 per annum depending upon experience.

  • Accomodation - house / cottage.

  • Bonus scheme - scheme based on performance.

  • 31 days holiday per year.

  • Private Medical Insurance.

Additional information:

  • This is a permanent full-time position.

  • Training will be provided and is flexible to improve any future prospects.

  • Your reporting Line Manager is to the Poultry Production Management Team and Director.

About The Company:

A family run poultry farm who are looking for a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Broiler Farm Manager to manage a poultry farm in the West Midlands.

The Job Role:

As Broiler Farm Manager you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of all aspects of the poultry farm to attain quality broiler chickens and you will also ensure the workplace safety of all employees and visitors to the farm, adhering to company Health and Safety Policies and other legislative requirements.

You'll be responsible for:

  • Setting up houses for chicks and carrying out daily checks on the housing and birds.

  • General bird management - Ventilation, feeding, vaccinating etc.

  • Managing crop estimation.

  • Completing daily checklists and all relevant paperwork in accordance with Quality Control.

  • Ensuring ongoing Bio Security is maintained.

  • Humanely culling and removal of dead birds.

  • Litter management.

  • Feed ordering.

  • Maintaining safe work practices of all personnel and contractors on site.

  • Supervising and management of relevant staff.

  • Liaising with customers and managing external contractors.

  • Basic farm and equipment maintenance.

  • Compliance with legislative and assurance scheme standards.

  • Complying with company relevant policies and regulations.

  • Adhering to all health and safety and environmental procedures.

  • Assisting other farms in the area and work alongside the production management team to achieve the best performance from crops.

  • Overseeing the day-to-day running of the farm with the assistance of other farm and relief staff. An emphasis on running the farm as if it was your own business, managing expenditure, maintenance and bird welfare.

  • Working with Field Staff, Production Manager and Directors, alongside veterinary advice to continuously improve farm performance and bird welfare.

  • Arranging turnaround procedures.

  • Ordering chemicals with instruction available from Production Managers and Field Staff.

  • Shavings and top-ups are to be ordered direct to site by the Farm Manager.

  • Implementing a robust water sanitisation programme at turnaround and in-crop.

  • Notifying the Production Manager of mortality in the first three days. 0.3% within three days 1.5% in a week.

  • Ensuring the Production Manager is alerted if there is any suspicious activity in or around your sites.

  • Single-managing sites are to assist each other during busy periods (Chick deliveries, Catches etc.) in conjunction with the relief manager.

  • Fuel ordering.

  • Farms are issued a smartphone with WhatsApp capability and a group chat will be active to discuss any group-related matters and encourage open communication.

  • Meet your obligations and those of any staff, for mandatory Poultry Passport training.

  • The overall emphasis is giving you the tools to drive performance whilst giving you the responsibility of the ownership on the site. These are your farms and this approach will enable farm staff to put their stamp on the business.

  • If your farm is out of cycle, you will be expected to act as farm relief to assist other farms.

Ideally you will have / be…

  • Previous experience within the poultry industry as well as a relevant qualification in Agriculture.

  • Able to communicate effectively with your team and contractors.

  • Look to utilise LEAN processes to drive improvement.

  • Previous Farm Poultry Manager experience.

  • NVQ in Poultry production or Poultry Passport.

  • Have an excellent understanding of bird welfare and management skills.

  • Full Driving Licence.

  • Tractor, Tele-handler and/or Forklift Licence - desirable.

How to apply: Please click on the apply now button.

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