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G354 - Livestock Buyer - South West England

We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a Livestock Buyer to join a successful food processing business which supplies a wide range of quality products to the retail and manufacturing industry. The role will be based in the South West.

Key Responsibilities of the Role:

Maintain relationships with farmers, livestock agents and suppliers.

Ensure the livestock purchased meet production requirements.

Carry out farm visits offering advice on selection, breeding and nutrition to farmers.

Carry out tasks in accordance with current animal welfare legislation and company operating procedures at all times with regard to safe movements, handling and production.

Contribute to the recording and maintenance of slaughter information and data.

Ensure livestock deliveries are to schedule.

The successful candidate will have proven experience and knowledge of UK livestock farming. Ideally applicants will have excellent practical experience of livestock production and good working relationships with the farming community. It will be an advantage if you have livestock procurement or carcase classification experience.

Candidate Requirements:

Excellent communication skills.

Good negotiating skills.

Excellent knowledge and understanding of the UK livestock industry.

A strong work ethic.

Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

Team player.

Able to form on-going business relationships with farmers.

Remuneration: A competitive salary and package will be offered based upon experience.

The Next Step? For more information please call: Grace Nugent on: Office 01885 483440, DDI 01885 485521, Mobile 07436808024 or e-mail your CV and covering letter (preferably in Word or RTF format please, not PDF) to Please be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence. This is not a job description. Please ensure you obtain full information about the job at interview with the employer.

De Lacy Executive is an approved member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which promotes high standards in recruitment practice. Registered with the Information Commissioners Office the company complies with the requirements of the Data Protection Act. Thank you.

This job has now been closed.


  • Added: 19th January 2017
  • Ref: G354
  • Type: Auctioneer, Buyer, Sales, Trainee Sales/Trader
  • Location: UK. Willing to relocate to most UK locations, SW ENGLAND, SOUTH,