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H069 - Broiler Breeders - Farm Manager - Devon

Our client is looking for a dedicated Farm Manager to take responsibility for an ultra-modern broiler breeder facility in the West Country.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day management of the farm and its team.

Responsibilities will include:

Maximising the number of first class chicks per hen housed.

Meeting and exceeding our customers expectations.

Maintaining the highest standards of biosecurity.

Ensuring excellent welfare of livestock.

Maintaining excellent records, complying with reporting protocols.

Timely compliance with Veterinary Health Plans and all aspects of the ACP scheme.

Maintaining safe working practices.

Managing and motivating a team.

The successful candidiates will have excellent farm management skills to include:

Feed management - fast and even distribution, feeding to bodyweight and egg weight targets.

Maintenance of litter and air quality.

Clean and correctly presented hatching eggs.

Male management - health, ratios and targeted weight control.

Email reporting and record keeping using Microsoft Office 365 .

Remote management using farm computers and internet communications.

The successful candidate will most likely be from a broiler breeding management background, however, any outstanding candidate will be considered as all the relevant on the job training can be provided.

You will need:

Excellent attitude and work ethic.

Good people management skills and enjoy being part of a team.

The ability to carry out most farm repairs is a requirement.

Proficient computer skills although training can be given.

Ideally NVQ/WBD level 3 in poultry production but training can be given.

Remuneration: A highly competitive remuneration package with a negotiable bonus will be offered to include family accommodation in a brand new 3 bedroom house in a rural setting.

Interested to apply or to know more? Please call Harriet Smith on 01885 483 440 or email:

Please be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence. Any details you provide will be securely retained and will not be passed to a third party without your prior permission. Please note that this advertisement is not a job description and you should satisfy yourself about the full details at interview.

De Lacy Executive is the recruitment specialist in the Agri-Business, Agri-Food and Land-based Business Sectors. It was established in 2000. The team of consultants consists of experienced practical and supply trade agriculturalists who have developed a recruitment practice based on high ethical standards.

De Lacy Executive is the only agricultural recruitment consultancy approved as a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which oversees the UKs recruitment industry (REC Membership Number: 00082047) and is one of the few registered with the UKs Information Commissioners Office under the Data Protection Act.

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  • Added: 5th July 2016
  • Ref: H069
  • Type: Farm/Unit/Forestry/Yard Manager
  • Salary: A highly competitive remuneration package with a negotiable bonus will be offered to include family accommodation in a brand new 3 bedroom house in a rural setting.
  • Location: UK. Willing to relocate to most UK locations, SW ENGLAND,