Poultry Farmer/Breeder Manager


Job Position: Poultry Farmer/Breeder Manager


Expected salary:

Location: Lockwood, VIC – Bendigo, VIC

Poultry Farmer/Breeder Manager Job Details:


Since 1938 Hazeldenes has been at the forefront of the Australian poultry industry.
Our values are underpinned by a long-standing family history and ‘local business’ reputation.
With a strong commitment to animal welfare, we produce and sell fresh -approved chicken, as well as FREPA-a free-range chicken, to a wide variety of retailers, wholesalers and other customers.
We are proud to be an active supporter of the local Bendigo community and the largest employer in the Bendigo region, employing more than 1,000 locals.
We currently have a position available for a Poultry farmer/Breeder Manager

Will be responsible for meeting all operational requirements on the Breeder network that are assigned by creating a cohesive team through mentoring, coaching, monitoring, effective/proactive personnel management with the underpinning values of fairness, inclusiveness and equity. By planning, administering and reviewing the farming processes, the Breeder Manager will optimise resource use and minimise costs whilst ensuring OH&S and quality standards are met at all times.

The incumbent will be responsible for the overall Breeder operations, including (but not limited to) ;

  • Guiding and assisting Breeder Farm Managers.
  • Improving and developing procedures to better accommodate the Breeder network.
  • Co-ordination of all Breeder activities for the achievement of short- and long-term business objectives.
  • Co-ordination and organisation of work teams, scheduling rosters and training staff.
  • Managing records, interpreting results, and taking appropriate action to ensure that production of eggs is of the highest quality and standard to meet optimal performance.
  • Ensuring a safe and productive workplace that fosters teamwork and inclusivity.

Manage employees according to the production plan, report any significant deviation from plan with a supporting reason to the Breeder/Rearing Manager

  • Liaise with the Breeder/Rearing Manager on all matters relating to production farming as well the rearing, husbandry, practices which ensure the health and welfare of birds.
  • Control and co-ordinate all Breeder Farm activities for the achievement of short- and long-term business objectives and increased profit.
  • Lead in monitoring, reviewing, identifying and implementing processes to drive continuous improvement activities through the execution of best practice.
  • Ensure strict compliance with the principles of quarantine, vermin control and biosecurity of all Hazeldenes farming operations under their control.


  • Suitable certification or relevant experience

Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in poultry farming in a similar environment
  • Extensive knowledge of poultry farming practices
  • Understanding basic business systems and their relationships

Interpersonal Skills

  • Commitment to leading by example and getting the best out of the team through training, coaching & mentoring with the underpinning values of respect, fairness and equity.

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