OPU Bovine Reproductive Specialist

  • Play an integral role in our all natural, hormone free IVF process
  • Live and work in Central West NSW
  • Be part of a results driven and rapidly evolving organisation
LocationBlue Mountains & Central West WorktypeFull Time

The Opportunity

Australian Fresh Milk Holdings (AFMH) is a unique company with an important mission. The establishment of our Bovine Reproductive Facility and Laboratory presents a unique opportunity for a local OR international veterinary professional to access training and experience in leading proprietary bovine reproductive technology in this full-time, permanent position. As an OPU Bovine Reproductive Specialist, you will play an integral role in our all natural, hormone free IVF process that's easier on animals and enables dairy and beef producers to make valuable genetic progress in their herds. Performing Ovum Pickup (OPU) and embryo implantation work from a purpose-built facility, you will receive training ultrasound based OPU techniques, and have the opportunity to work directly with clients and their animals to enhance reproductive outcomes.

In addition, we are seeking expressions of interest from laboratory or research personnel with experience in bovine reproductive laboratory techniques.

About AFMH

The AFMH Group is a leader in the Australian Dairy Industry operating Moxey Farms in NSW and Coomboona Farms in Victoria. Over the last century we have grown to be one of the country's most progressive dairies. We focus on technology, innovation and the dedication of more than 300 people to care for our cows and make incredible milk.

The Bovine Reproductive Facility and Laboratory is a new division of our business; a joint venture with Vytelle and World Wide Sires Australia, it will provide access to advanced reproductive services to Australian bovine producers and some of the most cutting-edge technology available.

Together we meet new challenges

We value our people's unique contributions and work together as part of a high-performing team to deliver on our promises. We're focused on fostering an inclusive culture where our people's diverse thinking, skills and experiences add value to our customers, our communities and our business.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assess and aspirate oocytes from donor animals using the latest equipment and technology
  • Implantation of embryos
  • Evaluate and manage donor health and reproductive performance, as well as overall herd health
  • Aid in achieving client's goals by analysing performance results and making recommendations for improvement
  • Uphold high standards of veterinary care and animal welfare
  • Collaborate with customers and the entire team to manage production and laboratory demands
  • Assist with training employees in OPU standard operating procedures, train and mentor field assistants
  • Actively contribute ideas to improve processes and solutions to achieve better performance results

The successful applicant will possess:

  • A recognised degree or Veterinary qualification is preferred but not essential
  • Previous experience in assisted bovine reproduction
  • Experience in Ovum Pick up techniques is a plus however full training will be provided.
  • Availability to travel within Australia and overseas periodically - passport required
  • Ability to accommodate flexible schedule based on seasonal volume demands
  • AETA certification or Australian equivalent (MACVSc in Reproduction or Member of Australian Reproductive Veterinarians) a plus - assistance can be provided to obtain.

The role represents an outstanding opportunity to join a start-up venture associated with an Australian agriculture success story. With your integrity, team spirit and enthusiasm, you will be part of a results driven and rapidly evolving organisation.

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Melinda Barton
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