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.




Dairy Herd Production Manager 

Date Listed: 27.08.2020



Location – Shepparton District, Northern Victoria

Job Type - Permanent – Full Time

House on Farm / Above Award Remuneration Package / Long Term Position Offered

Families or Couples are welcome to apply


Our client is currently seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Dairy Herd Production Manager to become part of a dedicated team on their large scale 1,300 cow dairy operation (consisting of 2 dairy farms) located only 10 minutes North of the City of Shepparton. (8km’s to township & school – 10 minutes to major city of Shepparton which offers excellent modern facilities / sporting and lifestyle opportunities).


As ‘hands-on’ Dairy Herd Production Manager, you will continue to grow and pursue excellence in all facets of the day to day milk harvesting and herd health operations of the farm business.  Previous experience at this level is paramount.  The successful applicant must be highly skilled, dedicated and self- motivated with a progressive attitude and demonstrate excellent work/management/animal welfare ethics. 


Employment Specifics


The successful applicant must have the following:-

  • Large herd management experience
  • Skills in dairy reproduction and health, including AI programs
  • Excellent knowledge and skills in herd health and nutrition
  • Self-starter who is highly motivated, efficient and committed
  • Experience in supervision of staff and ability to work as a team leader
  • Exceptional communication and organisational skills – attention to detail
  • Integral knowledge of works of dairy plant and operations


Role Responsibilities will include – but not limited to


As the overall Dairy Production Manager and reporting directly to the owner, you will -

  • Management of daily milk harvesting
  • Management of Herd Health / Nutrition / Record Keeping
  • Maintaining Milk Quality and Assurance
  • Cow reproduction and AI programs
  • Monitoring of Procedures and Functions
  • Leading Team of Staff
  • General dairy clean-up and maintenance


Our client offers

  • Excellent Above Award remuneration package (competency based)
  • Very comfortable House on Farm
  • 11 days per fortnight roster system
  • Work for Partner – milking duties available, if required
  • Immediate / Flexible start date


Applications are to be emailed to   Must include a cover letter, Resume and current references.


Position open to permanent Australian residents and NZ citizens only – thank you.

There is no sponsorship offered.  Only successful candidates will be contacted.



Applications Close: 30th September 2020







Herd Manager 

Date Listed: 20.08.2020




Job Type         Permanent / Full Time


Location         On the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia

                        Only 1 hr - Adelaide / 25 mins to the City of Victor Harbor

                        10 mins to beautiful coastline beaches and township of Yankalilla.

                        Excellent Schools to choose from / Community Sports


Start Date       Immediate / Flexible



Farm Description


Our client owns and operates a high production 400 cow stud dairy herd - milking in a modern 20 aside rapid exit dairy equipped with cup removers, milk metering, cow identification and auto drafting. Undercover feed pad for milking herd. There is a purpose built calf rearing facility with auto calf rearing for 120 calves. Heat Time collars are used for heat detection and rumination surveillance.


Job Description


Our client is seeking an experienced person to manage the dairy herd - with knowledge and experience in high production being a key factor. The successful applicant must be positive, self-motivated, and reliable and have a love of dairy farming, the industry and most importantly “cows”. The applicant must have the ability to make decisions and work independently and also within a team environment. Must have good knowledge of animal health, animal husbandry with attention to detail being an essential factor. Some tractor and machinery work may be required.


Duties on a roster basis will include


  • Milking and feeding dairy herd
  • Management of all animal husbandry including health, detection and treatment of mastitis and all associated animal husbandry, including assisting with calving / downer cows / fertility issues
  • Maintain herd health and records on Easy dairy program
  • Management of milking staff
  • Assist with calf rearing to weaning
  • General dairy clean up and maintenance
  • Some pasture rotation
  • Feed ration formulation – operation of tractor and mixing wagon.
  • Stock work
  • AI – joining program (heat detection – mating etc.)
  • Manage springers and dry cows


On offer


  • Excellent Remuneration / Salary package including house will be negotiated with successful applicant.
  • Work / life balance
  • House available on farm - included in package
  • Families are most welcome to apply
  • Work available for partner
  • Immediate start 


EMAIL ALL APPLICATIONS to to include a cover letter, Resume and current references.  Confidential enquiries to Fiona @ CFM Dairy Recruitment - 0428 480 087.


  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Position is open to Permanent Australian Residents only or Candidates with eligible working rights to work within Australia.  There is NO sponsorship.


Applications Close: 20th September 2020