Candidate location: South Africa, Northern Cape
Home & other languages: Afrikaans, English,
Designation: Agricultural Manager
Highest qualification type: Masters
University: University of Free State
Years of experience: 16 to 20 years
Cost to company: R2.1 mil – R2.5 mil
Company size: 51 – 200
Division: Programme / Project Management
Seniority level: Consultant / Specialist / Sales / Scientist
I have extensive experience in Feedlot and Ranch cattle nutrition and management. Have work with various feedlot and ranch cattle farmers and also farm myself on a part time basis. I like to be challenged to be more innovative. This position seems to be exactly that. I always want to be involved in Africa to make a difference in the big role that Africa can play in feeding the world. This will give me the change to do that. I am goal orientated and like to work with people and like to educate the new farmers in how to farm .
Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: MSc Agric in Animal Science
What is your current/ most recent job title?
Techincal Nutritionist,Feedlot and Ranch cattle
What is the primary purpose of this position?
I am employed to advise farmers and feedlots and implement the newest tegnology in their businesses. To formulate new raions for the different catogories of animals
What are the core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order for you to achieve your primary purpose?
Correct analisys of the clients needs
Correct analysis of raw materials
Best software to ensure best formulations
What are some of your greatest achievements (When and how have you saved your employers time, money and resources)?
Achieve MSC Degree
Implement Format at Lubern Feeds ( Saves lots of money)
Be able to formulate ration that achieve above normal ADG and FCR in sheep and cattle
If you were to illuminate your skills and abilities along with your greater purpose and passions in life, how would you describe yourself?
Be able to analyse a project and find the solution.
Be able to convince people to work towards a goal
To make every cattle farmer I am involved with making a success of his business.
Create opportunities for people to evolve in their feed of pratice
What is the business title of your ideal position?
General manager ( Animal related industries)
What are the key responsibilities and accountabilities of your ideal position?
Working towards goal
Save company money by make things more effecient
What are the manufacturing processes/ technologies that you have experience in relevant to your ideal position/ next career steps?
I am driven to make any ttle opetation a succes. I have attend several grazing courses and and also farming financial courses. I love the cattle industry and is also involved in several carcass evaulation competitions. I can organize poeple to also be driven to a certain goal. I can delegate my work in such a way that I stay in control but do not do everything myself.
Describe your career in years of experience per sector/industry/commodity serviced:
5 years in extensive farming
5 years in sales of animal feeds
7 years in feedlot industry and ration formulation
Describe the kind of company you would like to work for including the culture and values it should possess:
A company that give me the freedom to expel in my position.
Have ethically core values.
Do not look over my shoulder the whole time.
What do you absolutely love doing?
Spent time with my family on the things we love like camping, game viewing, hunting, fishing and spent time aroun an African bush fire.
Motivation to move (please select): Career growth