Farm Manager

Farm Manager Job Description

Farm Managers Tend To Work In Either Animal Production, Dairy Or Crop Production Although Some Do Work With All Three. Livestock On Farms Tends To Be Pigs, Cows Or Sheep While Crops Can Cover Cereals, Oilseed Rape, Vegetables And Salad.

The Job Is Varied And Includes Planning Strategies For Maximum Yield, Organising Farm Administration, Working Machinery, Organising Associated Businesses And Managing Staff.

Farm Managers Need To Have Technical And Practical Competence, As Well As The Ability To Make Sound Business Decisions. Farms Are Typically Run By Management Companies Or Single-owner Farmers.

Farm Managers Must Appreciate The Need To Satisfy Set Regulations For Safe, High-quality Produce Farmed In An Environmentally Sustainable Manner.

Farm Manager Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • keeping financial records up to date.
  • providing bed and breakfast or holiday lets;
  • field sports and off-roading;
  • practical activities, e.g. driving tractors, operating machinery, feeding livestock, spraying fields, etc;
  • marketing the farm's products;
  • buying supplies, such as fertiliser and seeds;
  • arranging the maintenance and repair of farm buildings, machinery and equipment;
  • farm shops selling the farm's own and other locally sourced produce;
  • creating fishing lakes;
  • horse trials, livery stables and riding schools;
  • worm farming;
  • processing their own products, e.g. vegetables or cold pressed oils.
  • planning activities for trainee staff, mentoring and monitoring them;
  • maintaining and monitoring the quality of yield, whether livestock or crops;
  • planning finances and production to maintain farm progress against budget parameters;
  • ensuring that farm activities comply with government regulations;
  • monitoring animal health and welfare, including liaising with vets;
  • maintaining a knowledge of pests and diseases and an understanding of how they spread and how to treat them;
  • applying health and safety standards across the farm estate;
  • protecting the environment and maintaining biodiversity;
  • understanding the implications of the weather and making contingency plans;
  • making sure that products are ready for deadlines, such as auctions and markets;
  • wind power generation;
  • speciality herds, such as llamas and alpacas;

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