Purpose & Scope: This position is responsible for assisting the Farm Manager in the total operation of breeding a sow farm consisting of 3150 to 9000 sows
Support the Farm Manager with supervision and training of hourly employees
Effectively communicate expectations and job responsibilities to farm staff
Be willing and able to perform all jobs associated with sow production
Develop daily and weekly work schedules
Coordinating the activity of department lead personnel
Monitor the appearance of buildings and grounds are neat, clean and orderly at all times.
Oversee implementation and maintenance of breeding programs in accordance with the company's breeding processes and procedures.
Oversee performance of regular breeder checks to determine status of new litters and breeder productivity, ensuring that the breeding colonies are producing appropriately to include animal numbers and adequate litters.
Manage animal nutrition, including feeding and watering animals, and cleaning and disinfecting pens, enclosures, and yards.
Direct examination animals to detect symptoms of illness or injury. Treat minor injuries and ailments and contact veterinarians to obtain treatment for animals with serious illnesses or injuries.
Supervise injection of vaccines.
Direct the selection of animals to be bred and semen specimens to be used, according to knowledge of animals, genealogies, traits, and desired offspring characteristics.
Ensure accurate recording of animal characteristics such as weights, growth patterns, and diets.
Direct packaging and labeling of semen to be used for artificial insemination, ensuring recording of information is accurate.
Oversee preparation of containers of semen and storage or shipment.
Inspect maintenance of logs of semen specimens used and animals bred.
Oversee measurement of specified amounts of semen into calibrated syringes.
Supervise injection of prepared animal semen into female animals for breeding purposes.
Direct adjustment of controls to maintain specific building temperatures required for animals' health and safety.
Examine semen microscopically to assess and record density and motility of gametes, and dilute semen with prescribed diluents, according to formulas.
Oversee, tattooing or tagging of animals to allow animal identification.
4 year college degree or equivalent experience
Strong communication and listening skill
Understanding of computer systems
Demonstrated ability to solve problems and make decisions independently
Ability to effectively lead a team
Be a team oriented, self-motivated and positive individual with strong work ethic
Ability to efficiently multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Familiarity with Bio-Security and swine production
Proven safety track and awareness
Bi-lingual English and Spanish
Basic computer knowledge
Travel: Occasional travel required