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.
To maximize the productivity of the breeding herd by making quality matings and meeting breeding targets
Ensure that ALL animals across the farm have received proper feed, water, ventilation, and bedding on a daily basis, and 100% of all NR protocol and guidelines are followed
Assist with all other aspects of the farm to ensure farm goals and targets are met and tasks are completed on a daily basic.
Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Maintain a clean / orderly appearance around breeding area and office
Protect health and safety of staff and humane treatment of animals
Provide and enter accurate production data in Maximus
Properly carry out the breeding protocol
Recognize the importance of animal comfort and good hygiene
Properly handle and manage semen
Recognize and manage special situations that require special attention or treatment
Anticipate and prevent problems rather than allowing problems to develop and progress and then reacting to them
Make seasonally appropriate adjustments such as ventilation, bedding, and sprinklers
Maintenance and cleaning of waters, feeders, and pens
Notifies and discusses openly with management any problems, concerns or questions
Conserves farm resources such as supplies, equipment and time
Promotes cooperation within the unit and contributes to adequate staffing
Communicates openly and freely with others.
Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent
Experience working with and caring for livestock
Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
Ability to lead by example, and work with 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
Must be able to stand and walk on concrete floors up to 10 hours a day.
Will be exposed to ambient air temperatures at times throughout the day.
Will be exposed to dust, animal dander, odor, and noise.
Ability to properly and safely handle breeding stock weighing up to 600 pounds.
Work may include lifting (up to 50 lbs), reaching, bending, and kneeling.
Ability to operate high pressure washing equipment for extended periods of time.
Will be around and may be asked to operate skid steers, tractors, or other farm machinery.
Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.
Normal working hours are 45-50 hours per week, at times more in order to get the job done.
Rotations are required for weekends and holidays.
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.