CFM Dairy Recruitment have the following situations vacant - HERD MANAGERS and ANIMAL HEALTH & WELFARE MANAGERS

For all enquiries and full position description, please contact us via email or phone. 

**  Please Note - all Applicants wishing to apply for any job vacancies listed herein will need to supply a cover letter with a current CV/Resume and references.  This can be done by way of email or fax.


Assistant Dairy Herd Manager

Date Listed:  22/11/17 



Location:            Blighty – Riverina District, New South Wales

Job Type:           Permanent – Full Time

CFM ID:              2564


An opportunity has become available for an efficient, enthusiastic and self-motivated Assistant Dairy Herd Manager on our client’s family owned and operated dairy enterprise located at Blighty in the Riverina District of New South Wales. (central to local primary school / recreation reserve.  Located halfway between the townships of Finley and Deniliquin).


This well-established dairy operation milks between 360-400 cows all year round, is equipped with a 20 unit swing-over herringbone dairy, has a year round calving pattern and operates a pasture based system with supplementary feeding.


The successful applicant will work with the owners in sharing work commitments and have the responsibility of implementing procedures to ensure quality milk production within a profitable dairy business operation.  Experience with milk harvesting is paramount including herd management. You will ideally have:-

  • excellent knowledge of herd health management skills
  • high standards of work & animal welfare ethics with attention to detail
  • AI Certificate
  • tractor competency and operation
  • Knowledge and skills with flood irrigation (an advantage, but not essential – training will be provided)
  • ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
  • excellent communication and time management skills

Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:-

  • Milk harvesting
  • Mastitis control / treatments / record keeping
  • Maintaining milk quality and assurance
  • Herd health / AI
  • Pasture rotation / flood irrigation
  • Plant equipment and infrastructure maintenance
  • Tractor operation
  • Some stock work / droving / general farm work


Our client offers:-

  • An attractive (above award) salary package – competency based
  • Flexible roster system – 10 days on, 4 days off
  • Start Date Flexible – January 2018
  • There is a 4 bedroom home available on the property
  • Long term position / work for partner (calf rearing)


A current driver’s licence is essential.


Please email all applications to and must include a cover letter, Resume and current references.  Telephone enquiries to 0428 480 087.


Applications Close:  23 December 2017


Dairy Herd Manager

Date Listed:  23/10/17


Location:          Gunbower – North West Victoria

Job Type:          Permanent – Full Time

CFM ID:             2557


An excellent opportunity has become available for an experienced and efficient Dairy Herd Manager on our client's large scale dairy enterprise situated near Cohuna in North West Victoria. (8km's to township of Cohuna – 12km’s Leitchville – school bus at front gate).


Job Description


The successful applicant must have large herd experience.  Be honest, reliable and self-motivated with a progressive attitude who is able to ensure milk quality, all herd nutrition and animal welfare standards are met.  An AI Certificate would also be an advantage, but not essential.


You will work under the Farm Operations Manager as well as independently and therefore must have the initiative to make decisions when required, as well as in a team environment.  Excellent knowledge of animal health, herd management, breeding programs and cow nutrition who enjoys working with livestock is paramount.


Farm Description


This farm is predominately pasture based with mixed rations and consists of some 200 hectares.

Milking up to 550 cows – Autumn/Spring calving pattern

50 unit ‘modern’ rotary shed with cup removers and individual feed system


Duties will include

  • Management of daily milk harvesting / mastitis control / treatments
  • Management of all herd health / nutrition / record keeping / computer system
  • Maintaining milk quality and assurance
  • Management of cow reproduction and AI programs
  • Monitoring of procedures and functions in dairy
  • Monitor calving cows – day & night (when required)
  • Management of heifer rearing
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy dairy & surrounds at all times


Our client offers

  • A very attractive Remuneration Package ($80,000 - $90,000 negotiable – competency based)
  • Work for partner, if required (milking, calf rearing)
  • Comfortable 3 bedroom brick house available
  • 12 day fortnight (every 2nd weekend off)
  • Long term position with advancement / progression on offer
  • Start Date: Immediate / Flexible


All applications are to include a cover letter, CV/Resume and current references.  Email to


Applications Close:  24 November 2017