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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 Education

  • 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.

Experience Requirements

  • 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.

Experience Preferred

  • 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.