Farm managers wanted and other job opportunities in ag sector

There are a number of jobs in the farming sector at the moment, including a farm manager in Tyrone.

Farm Manager

There is a farm manager wanted for a 140-cow compact spring-calving herd in Tyrone and the successful applicant will be in charge of the day to day running of the herd.

Grass management skills are a bonus but not a necessity as the applicant can be trained. There is an attractive package available. To apply contact Cathal on 004477 49531679 or email [email protected]

Trainee Pig Production Manager

There is a Trainee Pig Production Manager required for large unit in South Leinster/Irish Midlands with a family owned agribusiness for their 1,300-sow integrated birth to bacon unit.

They are seeking an energetic trainee manager to work with the current manager over the next two years with the intention of progressing to unit manager.

The successful applicant will work in every department over the first one to two years while operating the Pigsys programme in association with Teagasc.

There are nine full-time employees on this high performance unit and a computerised wet feed system. This is a challenging but rewarding role for an energetic, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with excellent pig production, IT and interpersonal skills.

A good knowledge of large-scale pig production, animal health and nutrition is essential. The successful candidate is likely to have a good Agri education and a passion for pig production and an attractive remuneration package is on offer.

To apply send your CV and cover letter with your farming backgroud to [email protected] www.depaor.ie

Manager of Feed Compound Mill 

Aurivo Co-op is looking for a manager for their ruminant feed mill in Ballaghadereen, Co. Roscommon, which produces over 160,000t of top quality animal feed/ annum.

Key responsibilities include developing a high level of functional leadership so that employees can work with greater autonomy and producing quality feed whilst keeping production costs to a minimum.

Key requirements include experience in an operations/snior production role in a manufacturing industry, strong commercial acumen is a must and engineering experience is beneficial but not essential.

On offer is a competitive salary and an attractive bonus structure with pension. High achievers will be rewarded in an enjoyable well-structured working environment.

To apply forward your CV and cover letter detailing your farming background to [email protected]

The closing date is Friday April 24.

Animal Nutritionist / Formulation Specialist – Cork 

The role includes formulating mineral premixtures working off relevant software packages, providing nutrition advice, support and system guidance to customers and formulating diets to improve animal performance, feed efficiency and farm profitability.

The requirements for the role are a minimum primary degree in Agricultural Science, Animal Science or similar discipline. A higher level qualification is desirable.

Experience in nutrition or formulation, preferably in the animal health sector is also a requirement and a good knowledge of formulating mineral premixtures and also the software packages used to formulate these.

For further information please contact Brian Flynn (Executive Search) on 00353 21 4297423 for more information. More details can be found on the CareerWise Recruitment website: www.careerwise.ie

Agricultural Advisor – Cork 

The role includes serving a wide range of clients and customers within the agri and farming sector, in the West Cork area, working directly with the farming community and also directly through appropriate retail outlets.

You will provide technical advice and support on issues such as feed, animal nutrition and agronomy.

The job requirements are a degree Agriculural Science or similar discipline. Previous experience within the agricultural or animal health business, particularly in an advosry/support capacity. High energy, strong communication skills and an affinity with the agricutural sector.

For further information please contact Brian Flynn (Executive Search) on 00353 21 4297423 for more information. More details can be found on the CareerWise Recruitment website: www.careerwise.ie

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level 1) UCD Lyons Research Farm, Newcastle Co. Dublin

Project Title: An Evaluation of the Feasibility of High-milk Productivity Grazing Systems within a Restricted Land Holding Scenario

There is a salary of €33,975 and the post duration is three years. The main duties of the position are to conduct a specified programme of research and scholarship under the supervision and direction of your Principal Investigator.

Mandatory for the position is a PhD in dairy systems and a demonstrated commitment to research and publications. It is desirable that the applicant has experience of grass based production systems and experience in setting own research agenda.

For informal enquiries contact Dr Karina Pierce [email protected]

Applications must be made through the UCD website (http://www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies/).

The closing date for this position is April 24, 2015.

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