International Feedlot Fattening Specialist, Pakistan

Closing date: Thursday, 12 May 2016

US-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development
Consultancy Assignment: Technical & Management backstopping to private sector Entrepreneurs to establish Commercial Feedlot Fattening Farms
Project Description
The U.S.-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development (AMD) activity in Pakistan is a USAID funded activity implemented by CNFA with the goal of supporting the development of Pakistan's commercial agriculture, particularly through improving the ability of Pakistan's agriculture and livestock sectors to meet both international and domestic demand and requirements in targeted product lines in citrus, mango, high value/off season vegetables and livestock. AMD envisions transforming the four targeted product lines into efficient, private sector-led value chains that deliver competitive products to domestic and export markets. AMD's targeted training, matching grants, and technical assistance will leverage private sector investment and encourage innovation. Together, these approaches will support upgrading, streamline supply chains, optimize profit margins, increase participation of women entrepreneurs, and ultimately make Pakistani mango, citrus, meat and HV/OSV more profitable and more competitive.
Objective of the Technical Assistance
The objective of this assignment is to provide technical assistance and management knowledge to the AMD team for the continued backstopping grantees to establish commercial feedlot fattening farms for beef production. The Consultant will further design and develop detailed Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) on feedlot fattening for the applicants to establish a profitable feedlot.
Consultancy in feedlot fattening intervention is needed on the following aspects of feedlot management: backward supply of animals in rural segment of Punjab, supply chain of feed and feed ingredients, cropping patterns, fodder preservation strategies, availability of required facilities on proposed farm locations and scale of skilled manpower for the feedlot fattening farms having production capacity of above five hundred steers.
Consultant will technically assist the feedlot investors on the critical success factors for a feedlot business e.g. cattle cost, feed cost, animal health, daily weight gain and marketing through suggesting real based strategies within the fattening business. Furthermore, Standard Operating Procedure for a commercial beef feedlot fattening farm will also be developed for continued operation of the business.
The Short Term consultant should have
  • A Practical hand on experience of managing commercial beef feedlot fattening operations.
  • Extensive international experience of having worked with commercial Feedlot Fattening Farms as consultant in different geographical regions especially in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Documented report writing skills in English;Oral fluency in English.
All Qualified candidates should send their CVs to recruitment@pakistan-amd.org with subject line 'Commercial Feedlot Fattening Farm.'