Perdue Farms, Inc. Gestation/Breeding Manager - SIGN ON BONUS in Pierce City, Missouri
Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.
The Manager will over see and manage all areas of Gestation and Breeding including the Electronic Sow Feeding system and all associated paperwork, records, and correspondence. They will ensure that ALL animals across the farm have received proper feed, water, ventilation, and bedding on a daily basis The manager will be assisting with all other aspects of the farm to ensure farm goals are met and tasks are completed on a daily basis and ensure synchronization of gilts and sows to meet weekly breeding target. This individual will ensure proper feed, water, ventilation, and bedding of boars across the farm and perform any other duties as assigned, requested, or directed by management/supervisor.
Sign On Bonus of $1,250 and Relocation Assistance will be provided.
Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Manage quantity and quality of semen
Accurate and daily reporting of all breeding records, ultrasounds, and animal movement
Managing sow vaccinations (pre-farrowing, pre-breeding)
Treating sick animals on a timely as needed basis, recording, and managing withdraw periods for all of gestation
Complete ultrasounds at 28-day and 56-day post service, accurately recording and reporting
Ensure all animal pens and handling facilities are in good working order, and routinely cleaned
Responsible for accurate information in the NEDAP Electronic Sow Feeding system, including but not limited to: Animal Location, Start Service Date, Feed Curves, BCS, Paint and Sort Rules, Heat Check Recordings
Review and document all non-fed ESF events and associated reasons
Maintain and ensure immediate reporting of any equipment malfunction
Calibration and associated recording of ESF system no less than quarterly
Oversee training of new gilts into the ESF system
Oversee and manage integration of new animals into dynamic and static pens
Proper cleaning and maintenance in and around the ESF stations, gates, and feed plinth
Responsible for placing all orders (supplies, vaccines, semen, fuel, bedding, etc.)
Compiling accurate production and inventory records
Organize and arrange transportation for cull truck
Assist in Period Close inventory, cost analysis, and cost control
- 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.
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
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements
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.