PM Farrowing Specialist

Boerboom Ag Resources
Job Description
Boerboom Ag Resources is looking to fill an afternoon/evening farrowing specialist position in its sow farm near Vesta, MN.

Position Overview:  This is farrowing specialist position and it requires being a self-starter and working independently under the direction of the Sow Farm Manager and Farrowing Lead. Although the PM Farrowing Specialist will be working independently, they must work toward the goals of the entire sow farm team. This position involves working in an agricultural environment which includes hands-on interaction with people and livestock.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

       PM Farrowing Specialist
  • Monitor and assist with farrowing focusing on the reduction of stillborns
  • Day-1 care, colostrum management, piglet sizing, cross fostering, and lactating sow care
  • Ensure the health and welfare of all animals including monitoring barn environment, feed, and medication
  • Accurately maintain and updated records as required
  • Work with the day crew to achieve targeted production goals and communicate with the farm manager daily
  • Adhere to all Boerboom Ag Resources standard operating procedures
  • Execute the principles and standards outlined by the PQA+ program
  • Maintain and enforce all biosecurity rules and practices
  • Participate in on-farm production meetings   
        Additional Duties
  • ESF gilt training as needed
  • General organization/cleaning/maintenance as time allows
  • Enter production data into MetaFarms as needed
  • Complete all training requirements
  • Assist in special projects as directed by management
Job Requirements:
  • Moderate lifting and the ability to spend long amounts of time standing and walking is required
  • Respect and humane care for all animals is required
  • Must be self-starting and have the ability to work independently
  • Organizational, problem solving, and communication skills are necessary
  • Basic computer and data entry skills are needed 
Work Schedule:
Monday through Friday from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm and rotating weekends. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the animals.

Boerboom Ag offers a competive compensation package which includes helath insurance, retirement match, paid time off, and more. 

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