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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

Minimum Education

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.

Experience Requirements

  • 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

Experience Preferred

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.