Job Summary

A newly established pig farm requires a farm supervisor

  • Minimum Qualification: HND
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring the general cleanliness of the farm including the pen and environment
  • Set up weekly scheduled tasks aside routine tasks such as feeding etc
  • Sending daily records of: feed intake, mortality, administration of medications, vaccinations, weight, and any other information necessary for the operational efficiency of the farm
  • Monitor the health conditions of the pigs and seek veterinary advice when necessary.
  • Advice on feed: Purchase, storage, feeding pattern as the best and most efficient cost
  • Will be responsible for employing, supervising and training of farmhands to ensure work is done professionally and efficiently
  • Daily checks of the pigs monitor their conditions and vet consultations when necessary
  • Identify ways to improve efficiency in the job performance of all Production personnel by keeping their productivity at the highest possible level
  • To act in a managerial capacity to oversee the smooth running of operations
  • Liaise with to customers for the sale of pigs
  • Ensure workers get the best of working conditions
  • Monitor and check ongoing work on the farm and report progress accordingly.
  • Ensure biosecurity is NEVER compromised for any reason.
  • Walkthrough the pen at the least convenience to check on the general health conditions of the pigs and to ensure that pen conditions temperature and ventilation are being maintained
  • Ensure that faecal and feed waste and properly handled
  • Adopt appropriate integrated biosecurity and disease control measures to minimize the incidence of mortality is virtually zero.
  • Ensure that sick animals are promptly removed and placed in quarantine and are given the proper medication and treatment to nurse them back to health.
  • Prepare vaccination schedules and implement the schedule for the pigs
  • Ensuring pigs have ready access to water; has appropriate environment; free from pain, injury, diseases; provided with proper facilities; also a diet to maintain full health.
  • Ensure all visitors and workers are prohibited from bringing friends or family close to farm
  • Ensure all employees at all times wear appropriate uniforms and footwear before entering the pen.
  • Anytime an employee goes out to run errands, the employee must thoroughly disinfect him/herself and change street clothes to farm uniforms before entering pen.


Qualification Required:

  • Minimum a polytechnic HND, Degree in any discipline, experience in piggery management is key.


Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge and Experience with running/managing a medium to large-scale livestock and crop farm is a great advantage. 
  • Will be required to live on the farm with 14-21 days leave annually. Leave will be taken all at time.
  • Will be responsible for crop production, ploughing, planting, fertilizer application

Salary: GHc1,000 and Incentives

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