Perdue Farms, Inc. Farrowing Manager in Benton, Illinois
Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.
Oversee all aspects of farrowing to ensure weekly full-value pig targets are achieved.
Ensure that ALL animals across the farrowing area have received proper feed, water, ventilation, and bedding on a daily basis, and 100% of all NR protocols and guidelines are followed.
Assist with any other aspect of the farm as requested to ensure farm goals and targets are met and tasks are completed on a daily basis.
Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Provide an ideal environment for farrowing and lactating sows and piglets by ensuring proper seasonal adjustments are made such as ventilation, bedding, and wallows.
Ensure proper procedures are followed for Day-One pig care and fostering in order to maximize the number of full value pigs and minimize the number of problems litters.
Efficiently process piglets in accordance with company procedures
Efficiently vaccinate piglets and prepare weaning in accordance with company procedures.
Proper treatment/care of sows in farrowing
Ensure feeding program aligns with stage of lactation and season.
Maintain cleaning/bedding of all farrowing huts.
Maintain and clean waters, feeders, and fences.
Keep, communicate, and report accurate records on a daily basis.
Notify and discuss openly with management any problems, concerns, or questions.
Recognize and manage unique situations that require special attention or treatment.
Maintain a clean/ orderly appearance around the office/ farm.
Conserve farm resources such as supplies, equipment, and time.
Anticipate and prevent problems whenever possible rather than allowing problems to develop and progress and then reacting to them.
Communicate openly and freely with others.
Any other duties as assigned, requested, or directed by management/supervisor.
Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent
B.S. degree in Animal Science or related field, OR minimum of one-year experience in straw-bedded pork production system, OR minimum of two years’ experience in traditional pork production.
- 3 - 5 years experience. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite of programs and have the ability to learn a web based database. Computer proficiency is required. Must posses extremely skillfull communication and organizational skills. Maintain a valid driver's license. Must have the ability to productively work from a home-based office and perform the travel required within set territory.
- 3-5 years’ experience in swine production centered around farrow to finish preferred.
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements
Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
Ability to lead by example and manage a team of 2-5 people.
Ability to problem solve, be a critical thinker, goal oriented, and a team player.
Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.