Dairy Herd Manager in Genoa, NY

Pine Hollow Dairy
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Job Description

Pine Hollow Dairy seeks a Dairy Operations Manager. We are a 1000 cow dairy located in Southern Cayuga County in the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York. Pine Hollow Dairy has a long history of excellent herd performance and strives to be environmentally responsible, kind to the animals under our care, regarded as a preferred employer by our staff and a good neighbor by our community.

Our team leaders are ambitious and motivated with a “can do” attitude. We desire for cattle under our care to achieve exceptionally high milk solids production.

We have the ability and expectation to train and develop the successful candidate to a level of exceptional performance. Applicants need to be ambitious, highly motivated, take pride in their work and strive for excellence daily.

Preferred Experience

  • Milking, feeding and caring for a herd of dairy cows
  • Managing inventory of supplies, medicines and feed
  • Knowledge of and capability to breed cows
  • Knowledge of and capability to use Dairy Comp 305/Excel/Digistar software
  • Juggling conflicting priorities and delegating to achieve optimal results
  • Spanish communication skills
  • Supervisory experience and demonstrated success as a peer leader

There are several specific areas of responsibility with associated performance expectations for the Dairy Operations Manager.


  • Facilitate use of employee training software by new hire staff as well as annual training updates by existing staff members
  • Ensure dairy achieves high scores on quarterly milk cooperative evaluations focused on safety, animal well being, and staff training
  • Overall facility safety, maintenance and aesthetics.
  • Daily and weekly monitoring of utility room and milking parlor equipment performance.
  • Supervise and manage milking and herd management staff of 14.
  • Organize weekly tasks such as reproductive injections, vaccinations, dry offs, ect.
  • Responsible for OSHA safety compliance within the dairy portion of the business.
  • Inventory management of feed, medicine and supplies including purchasing.
  • Oversee calf care staff to ensure herd goals are achieved and that calves are cared for in a socially conscious manner.
  • Be responsive to employee housing and health concerns.
  • Achieve high milk quality premiums and inspection scores.
  • Monitor and supervise staff to the PHD SOP for feed delivery and push up.
  • Manage refusals to PHD standards and strive for exceptional feed conversion efficiency.
  • Ensure all herd health records using DC305 and on farm systems are accurate and timely.
  • Responsible for operation of computer controlled cow comfort system.
  • Work with owners and consultants to continually improve PHD SOPs.

This is a full-time position complimented with scheduled days off, complemented with a benefits package including health insurance, retirement program, and vacation time. Relocation compensation would be considered for the successful candidate.

Please click “Apply Now” to apply and include a cover letter and references.

Starting salary is commensurate with experience. Six-month review and opportunity to earn a bonus for outstanding performance.

Job Type: Full-time

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Genoa, NY: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Farming: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: One location