Dairy Farm Manager Herd Manager - Farming Ranching Agriculture Resum
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Dairy Farm Manager / Herd Manager Resume


Desired Industry: Farming/Ranching/Agriculture SpiderID: 21756
Desired Job Location: Fresno, California Date Posted: 7/19/2008
Type of Position: Full-Time Temporary Availability Date: Immediate
Desired Wage: 60,000
U.S. Work Authorization: No
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, More Than 75%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: Yes


Objective:
Having successfully doctored several Dairy Production related accomplishments in laboratory and field conditions with rich experience, and having been acknowledged as an authority on converting scientific options to technological profitability; aspiring to head international performance-oriented Dairy Husbandry Corporation abroad as Chief Executive Officer to lead path-breaking commercial ventures.


Experience:
DAIRY CONSULTING PRACTICE, Pune (Feb 2006 till date; Jul 2002 to Jun 2004 and Jun 1997 to Jul 1998)
Providing consulting to commercial dairy farm and integrated dairy projects.

HATSUN AGRO PRODUCT Ltd., Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu (Jul 2005 to Nov 2005)
General Manager (Animal Husbandry), reporting to Joint Managing Director and assisted by 103-Veterinary Surgeons, ran Dairy Husbandry and Animal Health Services, covering 300,000 Dairy Cattle owned by 100,000 Dairy Farmers, located in two states. The average turnover of the company was to the tune of $140 Million.

Roles & Responsibilities
• Administered Performance-linked Compensation Package to Veterinary Surgeons.
• Headed Dairy Cattle breeding operations aimed at Quality improvement vis-ΰ-vis Productivity, by Artificial Insemination, Field Progeny Testing and Modern Feeding Techniques.
• Suggested ways and means to cut Milk Production Costs by adapting Modern Dairy Cattle Management practices and better nutrition through use of Green Fodder.
• Teaching Farmers to stress on Total Enterprise Efficiency.

Accomplishment: Was able to achieve cost of veterinary and animal husbandry services as low as Rs.0.03 per litre of milk procured.

AMBEWELA FARMS, Sri Lanka (Jul 2004 to Jun 2005)
CONSULTANT [FULL TIME], holding rank of Director-equivalent, reporting to CMD, Lanka Milk Foods, and assisted by 150-subordinates, improved productivity and Quality Standards of a group of established dairy farms of Sri Lanka. Successfully ran Dairy Milk Production operations with large Holstein Friesian and Ayrshire Cows.

Accomplishments:
• Improved pregnancy percentage of Dairy Animals from below 25% to above 64%.
• Contributed to large-scale Cheese Production: Mozzarella, Edam, Gouda etc, and Yoghurt, Fodder Production etc.
• Improved Farm and Pasture Management, output of Goat Meat, Rabbit Meat, Strawberry, Seed Potato production etc. Successfully ran Farm Produce Sales Centres and Restaurants.

GHANEM AL THANI HOLDINGS, W.L.L., Doha, Qatar (Aug 1998 to Jun 2002)
Project Manager/ Dairy Farm Manager of their Al-Rawdah Dairy & Juice Products unit, reporting to Chairman & General Manager (CMD) through the Executive Secretary. Assisted by 60-subordinates, headed Dairy Farm’s Milk Production of 10,000 KGPD.

Roles & Responsibilities:
• Assessment of milk market size and targeted share in milk products ,
• Planning and selection of best project equipment with an eye for futuristic technological advancement.
• Empanelling of suppliers after due assessment of potential.
• Finalizing Turnkey Project Agreement with financial details.
• Inking International Banking Agreement pertaining to the deal.
• Carrying out Pre-Dispatch Inspections, Erection/ Commissioning of Project in co-ordination with international team of professionals.
• Selection and transportation of Pregnant Dairy Heifers by Air/ Sea.
• Running Production & Farm Operations, with 2x20 Westfalia-Surge Magnum 90i Subway Parallel RE, Milking Parlour, etc. with outsourced workforce of mixed nationalities from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Accomplishments:
• Achieved average production of 6000 Kg.s milk per lactation in adverse conditions.
• Personally achieved hands-on exposure to international dairy production intricacies, formalities and guidelines, handling Project in Greenfield area affected by hostile environment and equatorial weather conditions.

BUFFALO BREEDING CENTRE, Nekarikallu (Nov 1989 to May 1997)
Chief Executive/ Acting Deputy General Manager, reporting to Vice-Chairman, ABRO / Managing Director, NDDB, assisted by 120-subordinates, steered this Animal Breeding Research Organization Project with an outlay of INR 92.3 Million comprising Farm of 800 elite buffaloes – a joint venture with National Dairy Development Board, and it handing over to Andhra Pradesh Dairy Development Co-Operative Federation Ltd., as a fully operational and viable quasi-commercial unit.

Roles & Responsibilities:
• Oversaw Production and Sale of 165 elite Buffalo Bulls.
• Headed other Sub-Units, mainly Regional Embryo Transfer Centre, Bull Mother Farm, Frozen Semen Station, Fodder and Fodder Seed Production Farm and Central Administrative Unit.
• Supervised 787-Flushing of buffaloes for embryo recovery.
• Monitored production of 2212(1262-transferable) Buffalo embryos.
• Spearheaded production and sale of 1516.58 MT.s of Buffalo Milk through Milking Machines in Milk Parlours.

Accomplishments:
• Transfer of 286-cryo preserved buffalo embryos to different State Embryo Transfer Centers.
• Operational success of Science & Technology Mission program, ”Improvement of Cattle Herd utilizing Multiple Ovulation & Embryo Transfer in Open Nucleus Breeding System”.
• Successful Multiple Ovulation, Recovery & Cryo Preservation of Buffalo Embryos & indigenous cattle herd, a collaboration venture under the aegis of National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources of Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
• Standardization of Buffalo Embryo Transfer Techniques.
• First-time impregnation & successful calving by cryo-preserved and thawed Buffalo embryo.
• Vitrification of Buffalo Embryo.
• Guiding Production and Sale of 85,000 Frozen Elite Buffalo Bull Semen.
• Per Annum production of 7500 MT Green Fodder with mechanized cultivation.
• 130-pregnancies and production of 97-elite buffalo bulls through Embryo Transfer Technique.
• Planned and set-up the first 2x12 HB Milking Parlour for Buffaloes indigenizing the technology and Production of 260-Farm Born Heifers bred for specified Machine Milking purpose.
• Personal exposure to working on venture with NDDB, FAO, UNO etc. with specialized handling skills of livestock, quarantine methods etc.

INDIAN ARMY, REMOUNT VETERINARY CORPS (Jul 1984 to Oct 1989)
Captain, a commissioned veterinary officer of Indian Army, providing treatment of sick animals, Veterinary Hospital Management, Surgery, Personnel Management of combatants and civilians etc., having held postings:
• VETERINARY OFFICER, 868-AT-Coy, ASC (GS Mule), NEFA sector.
• VETERINARY OFFICER, RVC Training Centre & School (Cat-A).
• SR.VETERINARY OFFICER, Remounting School & Depot (AHQ).

TALEGAON STUD & AGRICULTURAL FARM Pvt. Ltd. (Dec 1983 to Jun 1984)
Resident Veterinary Surgeon: Handled the commercial, health and breeding aspects of a modern Stud Farm of racing Thoroughbreds. Was involved in training of equines and Workers’ Management etc.


MAHARASHTRA STATE ANIMAL HUSBANDRY SERVICES (Feb 1983 to Oct 1983)
Livestock Development Officer, (Class-II Gazetted): Was responsible for implementation of Integrated Rural Development Project, covering veterinary and animal husbandry services of a Revenue Sub-Division.


Education:
• M.V.Sc., from Post-Graduate Institute, PKV, Akola (India), in 1984, specializing in Surgery, Medicine and Clinical Pathology. Secured 1st Class with Distinction, CGPA 3.68 in the scale of 4.00
• B.V. Sc. & AH, in 1981, secured 2nd Class. CGPA 2.83 in the scale of 4.00, from Nagpur Veterinary College (India).


Affiliations:
• Life Member, Indian Dairy Association.
• Life Member, Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery.
• Life Member, Indian Society for Equine Practitioners.
• Founder Treasurer, Vets In Private.


Skills:
I am a large scale modern dairy farm management professional with experience in India and abroad.

I am able to run operations like group housing, TMR Feeding and breeding for scheduling milk production personally and with teams of mixed nationalities.

I am able to analyse cause and effect relationship of allied activities like – agricultural land development, mechanized fodder cultivation operations, silage & hay making, dung processing by bio-gas plants, electrical generation from bio-gas, organic manure production from bio-gas plant slurry, milk processing, milk products making and milk & milk products marketing and; use them for commercial advantage.

I have the experience of planning, erection, commissioning and selection & induction of dairy animals in major projects. I am equally adept at running such projects successfully.


Reference:
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