Animal Care Coordinator in Northport, MI 49670

Idyll Farms LLC

Idyll Farms is a goat farm and creamery located in Northport, Michigan, a small town perched on the edge of Lake Michigan. Our Certified Humane Raised and Handled® alpine goats are pasture-fed using sustainable, rotational grazing practices which mimic and harness nature’s complex, productive processes. This is great for our planet, our pastures, our goats, and their milk—and it’s the secret to how we happen to make some of the world’s healthiest and tastiest award-winning goat cheese.
Summary: As an Animal Care Coordinator, you will primarily responsible for managing the health and wellness for a pasture-based goat dairy farm.
Duties and Responsibilities: include the following but are not limited to as other duties may be assigned.

Managing goat health and wellness schedules
Trim hooves
Responsible for fecal examinations
Perform milk measuring on a monthly basis
Order and administer all vaccinations, herbs, tinctures, oils, and all supplements
Responsible for inventory health and wellness supplies
Manage grain and hay rations
Manage herd for mastitis prevention, parasite control, body condition, and udder health
Manage Al program
Help manage the breeding program
Monitor somatic cell count
Help manage barns for optimum goat health
Manage all goat health logs
Manage grazing pen size
Help manage kidding program
Manage culling program
Responsible for milking
Responsible for pasture fence setup
Responsible for equipment operation

Experience: Vet tech experience a plus, but not required.
Specialized Training: 3 years training in small ruminate health care.
Certificates and Licenses: Drivers’ license.
Expected Full-Time Hours: 40-50 hrs/wk and some weekends and holidays.
Benefits: Health Insurance
Shared housing available!
Full job description available upon request.
Pay based on experience.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $15.00 – $28.00 per hour

Health insurance
Paid time off


8 hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday
Weekend availability

Work Location: In person