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Dairy Feed Consultant

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  • Post Date: April 15, 2020
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Job Overview

Zimbabwe Association of Dairy Farmers (ZADF)

Consultancy Duration: 3 months (May – July 2020)

Supporting Project: ZAGP-Transforming Zimbabwe’s Dairy Value Chain for the Future

The activity is to carry out a study to analyse the cost-effectiveness of different feed options with the aim of reducing cost of feed, the main cost driver in milk production. Currently, most dairy farmers are meeting the cow dietary requirements through pasture or veld grazing, limited supplementary feeding and few farmers applying zero grazing. Dairy feed accounts for more than 70 percent of milk production cost hence the need for reduction of feed cost is crucial for the dairying to be viable. The need is to analyse the cost-effectiveness of feed options (including zero and free-range grazing), different feed formulations and own feed production options.


  • To conduct a comprehensive study on cost effectiveness of the different dairy feed options in Zimbabwe;
  • Derive the most cost effective feed option suitable for Zimbabwe dairy large scale and smallholder farmers;
  • Publish at least 3 articles on cost effective dairy feed options;
  • To conduct a stakeholder workshop whereby results of study are presented

Qualifications and Specific Skills

  • A Masters or PHD in Agriculture preferable Animal Science, Animal Nutrition, Dairy production;
  • At least 10 years’ experience in dairy nutrition;
  • Proven track record in Research / Dairy Consultancy will be an added advantage;
  • Excellent Networking skills; Research, Analytical and Problem Solving skills;
  • Mature person with good communication, Facilitation and Report Writing Skills;
  • Multi-skilled and an all-rounder with a strong appreciation of dairy nutrition, dairy economics and ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision

To apply

Detailed terms of reference will be sent directly to shortlisted candidates. Kindly email your application and resume to or drop hard copies at:

46 Lawson Avenue,
Milton Park,

Deadline: 17 April 2020


Job Detail
  • QualificationMasters
  • Experience5-10 Years
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