The Director of Livestock Management is responsible for the health, welfare, and productivity of all animals under Breeze Dairy Group management.
The primary responsibility of the Director of Livestock Management is to establish livestock management systems, protocols, policies, and SOP’s (DairyWorks) necessary for meeting herd performance goals and objectives.
In addition, the Director of Livestock Management will closely monitor herd performance and provide leadership and direction in areas where goals are not being achieved.
Establishes herd performance goals and objectives.
Develops and maintains a collaborative relationship with Site Managers and Herd Managers to ensure that all productivity, reproduction/health, and calving/transition protocols and procedures are understood, systems are in place and used, and that goals are met.
Monitors herd performance and reports to Breeze Management.
Oversees animal nutrition programs.
Oversees animal health programs.
Oversee young stock raising programs.
Oversees herd reproduction programs.
Conducts training programs for all herd management teams.
Collaborates with Controller to establish annual budget related to herd expenses.
Negotiates purchasing agreements/contracts for vet supplies and parlor supplies.
Collaborates with Site Managers to determine best markets for the sale of cull cows and bull calves.
Provides monthly report summaries to Breeze Management for each dairy site regarding animal productivity, health, feeding and reproductive results.
Veterinary degree preferred.
BA in Animal Science.
Minimum 5 years as a Dairy Herdsman Manager.
Experience in dairy nutrition (ration formulation, feed mixing and delivery systems).
Experience in animal health and animal reproductive systems.
Competency using DC 305 record system (both data base lists generation AND troubleshooting data manipulation).
Clear and concise communication skills, especially as it relates to working with Dairy Site Managers and their health, repro and transition cow supervisors.
Ability to train, coach, provide feedback, and receive feedback effectively.
Capacity to simplify complex technical issues and translate these to simple, basic work systems and processes.
Capacity to monitor health and productivity through both data analysis and on-site investigations.
Breeze Dairy Group, LLC currently operates three dairies in the state of Wisconsin. Breeze Dairy Group was formed in January of 2013 and is owned by five Wisconsin families. Although our group first came together with the planning of Lake Breeze Dairy back in 2002, our passion and involvement in Wisconsin farming have been in our families for multiple generations. Things may be a little different... than they were 50 years ago, but the care of our animals, stewardship of the land, and our core values remain the same. We were once (5) family farms; we are now five-family farms.