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Livestock Manager

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Job Description

Main Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the Health & Safety of all the staff on location, ensuring all documentation is completed to the required legal standard
  • Develop and ensure delivery of the business strategy for the Livestock enterprise and identify opportunities to grow the BB4 group of businesses.
  • Understand and manage in managing budgets, forecasts and cash flows to deliver required business goals
  • Responsible for budgets and costs of Livestock enterprise to ensure return on investments are understood and maximised.
  • To utilise costings programmes to give detailed financial guidance on feed rations, weight gains, husbandry, feed stocks etc.
  • Provide regular progress updates (including issues, concerns) to senior management on a regular, timely basis
  • Manage meetings for your team and customers, events, shows and training.
  • Lead and drive the on-site team on a daily basis, providing instruction and setting daily goals
  • Create procedures and routines to ensure consistent quality of work and compliance with relevant regulations and accreditation's
  • Ensure required data is recorded correctly by all staff and provided to administration in a timely and efficient manner
  • Effective planning of projects, utilisation of staff and equipment over multiple tasks, ordering of feeds, medicines, materials and equipment as required in advance.
  • Manage, developing method statements, risk assessments all H/S documents as required by legislation, particularly when on others farms/sites.
  • Allocate jobs to individual staff skill sets and manage their ongoing training and development
  • Maximise costs savings through leveraging buying power and negotiation of feeds, medicines, materials and equipment where ever possible.
  • Investigate, anticipate and manage Health and Safety and environmental factors affecting the Livestock and /or land, cross compliance, stewardship schemes as required, keeping senior management regularly updated to new or changing regulations.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Good understanding of H&S, Risk Assessments and Environmental issues and Legislation
  • Full clean driving license, certification for operating rough terrain forklift and tractor.
  • Experience in operating associated equipment to a high standard
  • Technical extensive hands on experience in the daily health and husbandry of livestock, T.L.C of animals wellbeing, Veterinary skills and knowledge of diseases and medicines
  • Computer literacy, commercial acumen of financials, general industry knowledge and understanding of market, customers, branding and public perception
  • Effective communication skills and team motivation
  • Good knowledge of nutritional/supplementation, awareness of season implications on herd
  • Thorough understanding of regulations, passports, ID’s and legal documentation


  • Competitive salary, depending on experience
  • Accommodation available
  • Onsite subsidised canteen
  • 24 days annual leave, 3% matching pension, childcare vouchers, cycle to work schemes, discount hospitality offers, career development and group family fun days / activities.

We are committed to our people and invest in their future, at BB4 we offer career progression and are committed to supporting our people through their journey.

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Burden Bros Farms


Currently the third generation of the Burden Family farming in Kent. Starting in 1968 with 540 acres of arable land with a steady progression in management and diversification into most parts of agriculture, we have developed a wide-ranging business portfolio ranging from Agriculture, Construction and Farming to Hospitality. We are one BB4 Family and like a Family, we are growing! The growth of our companies is creating exciting and fresh opportunities for employees to develop and grow and be a part of something great. We are looking for a Livestock Manager to manage the Farm Livestock business to ensure the growth and profitable implementation of the business strategy.

Employment Type
Full Time

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