Farm Manager (Piggery)

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Job Detail

  • Job ID 40018
  • Career Level Manager
  • Experience 2 years

Job Description

Based in Victoria, Australia, our client, Macorna Pastoral, is on the lookout for a Farm Manager to join their pig production enterprise.

Macorna Pastoral is a family owned and operated 1,500 sow farrow to finish intensive piggery.

Your Role

As the Farm Manager at Macorna, your main goal will be to improve the farm’s current production targets. You’ll also be responsible for motivating and training the staff to work together as a cohesive team to achieve these targets.

You will ensure that everything runs smoothly across 4 different properties, overseeing a full-time team of 14 staff and a rotating seasonal staff.

Key responsibilities of the Farm Manager will include:

  • Ensure animal welfare, quality systems and farm biosecurity are maintained.
  • Provide strong leadership, mentoring, guidance, and accountability to farm operation staff, with a focus on building a high-performance team.
  • Plan daily work schedules and roster labour to achieve predetermined output goals.
  • Develop and drive long-term business planning in line with the company’s strategic direction.
  • Assist with marketing strategies, pig sales and determining market
  • Liaise with farm advisors including veterinarians, nutritionists, and genetic companies.

About You

  • Experience working in and managing an intensive piggery.
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with herd data entry programs, e.g. Elite Herd.
  • Knowledge working with APIQ (Australian Pig Industry Quality Assurance Program).
  • Business acumen and ability to deliver on targets while managing multiple sites simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated understanding of WHS, QA and People & Performance principles
  • High level communication skills, initiative, and strong attention to detail.
  • Strong leadership and staff management skills.

Why Join Macorna?

  • Attractive salary + super + accommodation + company ute
  • Family-friendly environment & on-farm accommodation
  • Proximity to the major regional cities of Bendigo & Shepparton.

Apply Now online by sending your CV to For more information or a confidential discussion, please call Geoff Lucas on (08) 8201 9999.

Reference number GL8198

The Lucas Group

For over 30 years The Lucas Group has been providing agricultural industries in Australia with executive search, recruitment, and human resources consulting services.

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