Sow Farm Manager

Job Listing No: 9740000

Sow Farm Manager

GENERAL PURPOSEOversee all daily aspects of swine sow unit, but not limited to, maintaining breeding/farrowing targets, daily AI, semen inventory and delivery, individual sow and piglet care, feeding, weekly farrowing, heard health and vaccination program, nutrition, isolation and acclimation of replacement gilts, staff development and record keeping. Duties Include: AdministrationAssist Sow Service Manager with farm budgets and department budgetsSubmit weekly wean pig projection to Sow Service ManagerSubmit weekly accurate farm records to Production Records departmentManage and maintain farm production recordsMonitor department environmental controlsMonitor pit status and coordinate timely removal of nutrients with farm ownersManage and performs dead pig removalManage and maintain whole farm bio-security standardsManage feed ordering and deliveryMonitor and order medication, semen and supplies for all departmentsRoutinely check and repair facilities and equipmentMonitor working condition of back-up generatorManage and evaluate all farm employees and perform evaluations with Department ManagersMonitor health issues and report to Company VeterinarianDaily ChoresOversee all daily feeding of animals and chores, including checking waters, sow conditions, building and environment.Monitor whole herd healthMonitor semen delivery, inventory and expiration date of semenDetermine cull sows and transportationMaintain unit cleanlinessBreeding DepartmentPerform daily heat checks on sows and giltsPerform daily AI on sows and giltsManage gilt inventory and gilt flowMonitor 21 and 42 day heat checks and 50 day pregnancy checksCoordinate with Farrowing Department Head Pre-farrow and post-farrow sow movementsAssist farrowing department personnel on weaning daysGuilt Development & Isolation FacilitiesMaintain department vaccination scheduleMonitor department health statusMaintain isolation/acclimation of giltsOrganize gilt scheduling, delivery and movementsImplement best gilt management practices (i.e. gilt breeding age and feed regiment)Farrowing DepartmentCoordinate with Breeding Department Head pre-farrow and post-farrow sow movementsSchedule piglet processing, vaccination and weaningEnsure that genetic identification takes place at birth (tagging and notching)Ensure accurate count of piglets being weaned to nurseriesProvide 3 week wean pig projections to Sow Service ManagerPiglet DevelopmentSchedule and perform daily piglet processing, including iron shots, tail clipping, and castrationMange piglet cross fosteringSchedule and perform daily piglet weaning and vaccinationManage and monitor quality control of piglets to be weanedManage non-select wean piglet move out and transportationEmployee AdministrationTrain all staff on NFP Policies & ProceduresInstruct staff on all production record keepingTeach staff to work as a team and lead by exampleAssist other team members with time management and production skill developmentMeet regularly with employees for production discussion and problem solvingEnsure that each employee understands the expectations and performance requirements for his/her jobBusiness ManagementParticipate weekly in sow farm manager conference callMonthly analysis and explanation of variance on profit and loss statementsAttend Quarterly Production meetingsOther DutiesAttend other staff meetings and training meetings as scheduledFollow all safety rules and practice and encourage team to do the sameFollow all applicable bio-security measures per NFP policiesRegular, consistent attendanceAny and all other tasks and responsibilities as may be required  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS            Skills & AbilitiesPrefer an animal science degree (Not Required)Minimum 2 or 3 years of experienceDemonstrated problem solving skills & team buildingGood verbal & written communications skillsBe a positive, productive member to produce a great culture    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities  Demonstrate ability to build a high performance/engaged work environmentEffective use of key performance indicators in an swine environment to drive resultsDemonstrate problem solving and decision making skillsAbility to develop standards, and measure results  TOOLS & EQUIPMENTUnderstanding of AI equipmentBasic computer skillsUnderstanding of feeding/watering systemsUnderstanding of chemicals/cleaning equipment 

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