Assistant Farmer

Assistant Farmer

Job Description
“RCL FOODS is a passion-led business. Do you want to be part ofa growing and enthusiastic company working towards an ambitionto offer more food to more people, more often?” The MpumalangaCarolina Agriculture team is on the hunt for Assistant Farmer to join the COBB Team with a direct report to the Farm Manager.

Minimum Requirements
Grade 12 (Matric)
Relevant Experience would be advantageous
Willingness to work overtime, public holidays and standby

Duties & Responsibilities
House Preparation prior to placement in order to create ideal conditions for bird production.
Chick Placement – co –ordinate and monitor staff, liases with the hatchery, chick placing foremen,
Post placement of chicks (Brooding conditions) – Evaluation of chick quality, recording of vent temperatures, temperature setting
Growing conditions – Daily monitoring of the bird performance which entails feed intake, water recordings, temp and humidity recordings, mortality recordings
Ventilation management – Adjust ventilation static pressure to achieve minimum and maximum bird requirement.
Water Management – Water sampling prior to placement, flushing of the water lines three times in a week, sanitation of house water reticulation, daily water pressure setting and nipple heights.
Feed management – Receiving and Recording of feed deliveries relative to feed programme; daily bin stock counts; management of feed heights; adjustment of feeder levels according to bird’s size; monitoring of feed quality(% of fine feed); sampling of feed when the truck arrives.
Outsource activities – Preparation of the house environment prior to catching commencing; all documentation relative to catching need to check accuracy with the broiler planner; good communication and planning with the catching team and logistics to minimize any holding time.
Biosecurity and Farm sanitation – Maintaining an effective biosecurity programme by practicing good hygiene, vaccination and disease prevention.
Bird Health – Daily monitoring and activity of birds, and sending of post mortems to the laboratory as per VCD;
Record Keeping – Keep the documentation files updated, health and safety files; feed recording; house chart records; rodent control, mortality records.
Staff management – Keep and update daily registers, mdwt’s, disciplinary records, training records ; review meetings.

Closing Date 2022/06/28
Reference Number RCL220613-6
Company Chicken
Job Title Assistant Farmer
Functions Agriculture
Job Type Classification Permanent
Location – Town / City Carolina
Location – Province Mpumalanga
Location – Country South Africa

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