Manager Poultry Farm, Poultry Manager

Minimum ? Preferably Bachelor?s degree in Agriculture

Not required

The tasks a Manager, Poultry Farm is expected to perform include:

Managing farm on behalf of employer

Arranging sale of produce by determining price of eggs and stock of different ages

Determining varieties of poultry to be raised

Purchasing feed, eggs, chicken and incubators

Making provision for proper sanitation and medical facilities for chickens

Co-ordinating work of various sections and controlling office staff

Achieving fixed target of production and yield profit

Taking preventive measures against spread of bird diseases and spread of epidemics

Keeping breeding records

Maintaining all accounts and correspondence related to the farm

Knowledge of record keeping

Efficient in site maintenance and site up-keep

Skilled in supervising staff and third parties on site whilst adhering to health & safety procedures

Skilled in handling and managing the proper disposal of poultry bye-products

Basic knowledge of the latest development in livestock maintenance

Efficient in getting the newly born chickens vaccinated at proper ages so as to prevent spread of epidemics

Proficient in basic arithmetic

Skilled in negotiating and drafting contracts with local buyers

Skilled in supervising arrangements for feeding, breeding, hatching

Knowledge of organic and free range poultry

Will be updated

Good leadership skills

Strong Communication skills

Good Interpersonal skills

Ability to work independently

Hardworking and persistent


Ability to negotiate

It is a field job

Work from home is not applicable

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

The candidate will supervise poultry farm workers/farmers

Local travelling maybe part of the job

Working hours

Working hours are not fixed

Overtime may be involved

Shift system maybe applicable as per the farm norms

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include respiratory irritants, foul odour, containments, pathogenic avian influenza viruses (Bird Flu), etc.

Occupational hazards include injury to body with sharp tools, etc.

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

India?s Livestock Industry

The poultry industry in India has become more scientific, better organized and is continuously progressing towards modernization.

India is the world's fifth largest egg producer, with a total production of 40 billion eggs per year. The broiler industry is growing at the rate of 10 percent per annum.Considering that the rise in disposable income, urbanization and change in lifestyle of the people, the demand for meat and meat products has increased nationally. It is expected that in the future the demand for milk will increase to 175 million tons by 2022.

According to the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy(DADF), there are many schemes run by the central and state governments to enhance the productivity in this sector. It is expected that this industry can rise to new levels all together and with the growth of this industry the job prospects for Manager, Poultry Farm will also improve.

Animal breeding consulting firms

Poultry farm owners

Agriculture and livestock co-operative organizations

Job openings are in Tier II and Tier III cities