Farm Dairy Veterinarian

at Balaton Agro Investment PLC
Location Welkite, SNNPR, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 1, 2020
Category Other
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


We, Balaton Agro Investment plc, are building up an integrated dairy farm located 160 km south-west of Addis Ababa close to Welkite. We expect cattle to increase to 500 milking cows including offspring of approx. 1,200 head of Simmental breed in year 2021. Our objective is to milk 10,000 liter milk per day.

We search for a Farm Dairy Veterinarian

Job Requirements

We expect

  • University degree (PhD or Master) in veterinary medicine, cattle production with a very strong focus on dairy cows.
  • We want to encourage multiple applications, a minimum of 2 years relevant experience for PhDs and over 5 years for Masters is necessary.
  • Profound proven track-record of dairy farm work experience
  • Any international work and study experience abroad would be an asset
  • Excellent animal-handling skills and understanding of cow behavior, nutrition and welfare to maintain animal health and performance to a high standard
  • Diagnosis of common dairy cow disorders by physical examination and treatment of common dairy cow disorders, among others by oral medication, injection, blood and milk sampling
  • Physical examination (palpation) of the reproductive tract including pregnancy diagnosis
  • Appropriate colostrum and health management of calves starting with gentle and patient birth support incl. dystocia management
  • Excellent background and knowledge to prevent and vaccinate regional diseases and pest
  • Support domestic sourcing of quality medication, vaccine, tools, special feed supplements
  • Body condition scoring and knowledge of other feed nutrition control parameter
  • Foot trimming experience
  • Ensure all paperwork, computerized records and daily reporting of milk and herd health status.
  • Fulfil, implement, and follow all legal dairy farm requirement and obligation of state authorities
  • Medium term we intend to develop up to a vocational training location in cooperation with Universities also as an opportunity for you to be involved

Personal skills

  • Pro-active, self-motivated, hands-on approach problem solving and highly organized
  • Being willing to learn and to develop further as part of an international team setting
  • You would work closely and report to a German farm manager permanently on-site
  • International consultants will provide guidelines, training and health controlling tools
  • We support any meaningful further formal professional qualification and training
  • Direct, highly respectful but clearly instruct and motivate staff working with cattle
  • Maintain a clean and tidy work environment particular fulfil any hygiene measure set
  • Able to work with, contribute to and enforce protocols in conjunction with management
  • Computer literacy particular Excel and a professional Dairy Herd Management Software
  • Excellent English and Amharic language skills
  • Pay will be determined by skills, experience and references


Applying Instructions

Please submit your application consisting of a motivation cover letter, your resume listing education, vocational training, subjects studied, and work experience proven by certificates and licenses, Letter of References and/or References to contact, your salary expectation and availability to start at what date.

Please email full application solely all in one PDF-file to Balaton Argo Investment plc, Addis Ababa, until 10th July 2020.

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