Perdue Farms, Inc. Gestation/Breeding Manager in Pierce City, Missouri
Niman Ranch supports a community of more than 720 independent farmers and ranchers who raise pork, beef and lamb traditionally, humanely and sustainably to deliver the finest tasting meat. Niman Ranch is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation.
Oversee and manage all areas of Gestation and Breeding including the Electronic Sow Feeding system and all associated paperwork, records, and correspondence
Ensure that ALL animals across the farm have received proper feed, water, ventilation, and bedding on a daily basis
Assisting with all other aspects of the farm to ensure farm goals are met and tasks are completed on a daily basis
Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Ensure synchronization of gilts & sows
Manage the quantity & quality of semen
Accurate & daily reporting
Manage sow vaccinations & treat sick animals on a timely, as-needed basis
Responsible for accurate information in the NEDAP Electronic Sow Feeding system
Review & document all non-fed ESF events
Maintain & ensure immediate reporting of any equipment malfunction
Calibration and associated recording of ESF system
Oversee training of new gilts into the ESF system
Ensure proper feed, water, ventilation, & bedding of boars
Proper cleaning & maintenance in & around the ESF stations, gates, & feed plinth
Any other duties as assigned by management
B.S. degree in Animal Science or related field, OR minimum of one-year experience in a 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.