Farming
Salary
$61-$70k

About the position

Job description

This experienced stockperson oversees the health and welfare of pigs, supports farm performance and quality assurance activities, and supervises the activities of other stockpeople.  

Could be in farrowing areas, with weaners/growers/finishers, with breeding sows and/or boars, or it could be across multiple production areas. Could also be on an indoor farm, or an outdoor farm. 

Minimum education, experience, or skills

  • Certificate III in agriculture/pork production (or equivalent) 

AND/OR 

  • 3 to 5 years of experience working in pig production 

 

Possible job perks

  • Phone and/or laptop 

 

Activities

  • Participate, as well as supervise and train other stockpeople, in daily husbandry tasks including: 
    • Feeding and checking pigs 
    • Move and weigh pigs 
    • Manage sick and injured animals (including administering treatments) 
    • Carry out other husbandry tasks (artificial insemination, ultrasound, heat detection, semen collection, etc) as appropriate 
    • Keep farm records 
    • Clean accommodation/housing and equipment 
    • Basic farm maintenance tasks 
  • Report against farm/production KPIs and performance 
  • Oversee farm quality assurance activities, procedures, and documentation 
  • Euthanasia of livestock 

 

Other skills

Time management
Record keeping
Animal handling and husbandry
Leadership and management
Computer literate
Communication
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