GENERAL JOB STATEMENT
Sow Farm Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily aspects of the swine
sow unit, including, but not limited to maintaining breeding/farrowing targets,
daily AI, semen inventory and delivery, individual sow and piglet care, feeding,
weekly farrowing, herd health and vaccination program, nutrition, isolation and
acclimation of replacement gilts, staff development, and record keeping.
for health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability, PTO &
holiday pay on the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
Sow Service Manager with farm budgets and department budgets.
and evaluate all farm employees and perform evaluations with Department
and maintain farm production records.
and maintain whole farm biosecurity standards.
and perform dead pig removal.
feed ordering and delivery.
and order medication, semen, and supplies for all departments.
department environmental controls.
health issues and report to Company Veterinarian.
pit and lagoon status and coordinate timely removal of nutrients with
Environmental staff, farm owners, and pumping company.
working condition of back-up generator.Routinely
check and repair facilities and equipment.
weekly accurate farm records to Production Records department.
weekly wean pig projection to Sow Service Manager.
cull sows and transportation.
semen delivery, inventory and expiration date of semen.
whole herd health.
all daily feeding of animals and chores, including checking waters, sow
condition, building, and environment.
farrowing department personnel on weaning days.Coordinate
with Farrowing Department Head pre-farrow and post-farrow sow movements.
gilt inventory and gilt flow.
21 and 42-day heat checks and 28 and 50-day pregnancy checks.
daily AI on sows and gilts.
daily heat checks on sows and gilts.
Development and Isolation Facilities
best gilt management practices (i.e. gilt breeding age and feed regiment).
department vaccination schedule.
isolation/acclimation of gilts.
department health status.
gilt scheduling, delivery and movements.
with Breeding Department Head pre-farrow and post-farrow sow movements.
accurate count of piglets being weaned to nurseries.
that genetic identification takes place at birth (tagging and notching).
5 week wean pig projections to Sow Service Manager.
piglet processing, vaccination, and weaning.
and monitor quality control of piglets to be weaned.
non-select wean piglet move out and transportation.
piglet cross fostering.
and organize wean piglet movement and transportation.
and perform daily piglet processing, including iron shots, tail clipping, and
and perform daily piglet weaning and vaccination.
other team members with time management and production skill development.
that each employee understands the expectations and performance requirements
for his/her job.
staff on all production record keeping.
regularly with employees for production discussion and problem solving.
staff to work as a team and lead by example.
all staff on NFP Policies & Procedures.
Quarterly Production meetings.
analysis and explanation of variance on profit and loss statements.
weekly in sow farm manager conference call.
a positive work environment for co-workers by leading from example.
personal and business short and long-term goals.
represent the company at work and in the community.
Other Requirements and
other tasks and responsibilities as may be required by NFP.
staff meetings and trainings as scheduled and required.
all safety rules and practices and encourage co-workers to do the same.
all applicable biosecurity measures per NFP policies.
and consistent attendance.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND
to independently schedule work activities.
to communicate effectively and read/interpret procedure manuals.
to problem solve.
call for emergencies, work two weekends/month and 3 holidays/year.
degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school in swine
production; or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent
combination of education and training.
closely with Farrowing and Breeding Department Managers, Sow Service Manager,
Director of Production, Nursery Managers and Weaned Pig Specialist, Production
staff, and general office staff.
performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary
ambulatory skills sufficient to move throughout the farm; and the ability to
stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb 4-foot gates, and manipulate (lift,
carry, move) medium to heavy weights of 50-75 pounds. Requires good hand-eye
coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp.
Frequently required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and communicate.