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Job Description & Primary Responsibilities:
Swine Farm Managers oversee all aspects of a sow farm where adult female hogs are hosted to birth piglets and where those piglets remain for the first four weeks of their life. They must be able to have both people management and animal care skills.
Responsibilities: Swine Farm Managers are responsible for planning and directing all production phases on the farm and implement processes as required, implementing action plans to meet farm-specific and company-set goals, communicating with the service manager and veterinarians to ensure heard health, being in compliance with all bio-security protocols, ordering feed, supplies, and equipment for the farm, herd, and employees, providing daily leadership and direction to all farm staff, conducting team meetings to communicate the goals and direction of the farm, ensuring all safety procedures are in place and take action to lower safety incidents, assisting with the breeding of sows, gestation and farrowing of pigs, providing development opportunities for employees, training new employees on feeding, handling and other duties, maintaining active communications with the production recruiter to inform of staffing needs, managing feed and medication inventory and supply, and keeping thorough records of vaccinations, illness, medications, breeding, etc.
Recommended High School Courses:
High School Diploma
Associate's Degree in Animal Science or Swine Management may be required