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Livestock Manager / Grazier Weatherlow Farms

  • Date Posted November 28, 2018
  • Location Westport, MA
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description

Weatherlow Farms raises the highest quality grassfed Beef, Lamb, Chevon, pastured Pork, Poultry, and Eggs in the seaside town of Westport, MA.  We grow a curated selection of flowers and foliage for weddings and special events. All is cared for employing environmentally sustainable and socially responsible practices which focus on the special relationship between land, animal and food. We host farm events throughout the year, including farm-to-table dinners, workshops, weddings, and private dinners and parties. Visit us at: http://www.weatherlowfarms.com.

Job Description Job Description: Supervise and coordinate the operation of the farm's livestock program.

Reports To: Farm Owner

Duties & Responsibilities

Management of On-Farm Livestock:

*Responsible for all aspects of livestock management
*Train and supervise employees in livestock support roles
*Source animals and draft contracts
*Design and implement grazing program
*Improve/maintain pasture quality
*Make suggestions for infrastructure improvements
*Maintain animal welfare
*Coordinate animal processing
*Assist in marketing
*Source all necessary inputs
*Maintain supplies inventory
*Assist in budgeting and business planning
*Record keeping
*Veterinary relations

Knowledge and Skills Desired:
*At least 3 years grazing and livestock management experience
*Thorough knowledge of soil & pasture management
*Diverse knowledge of veterinary interventions and health maintenance
*Experience in working with processors and all facets of direct marketing
*Experience with tractor operation and driving truck and trailer
*Experience with herding dogs
*Ability to work with a broad spectrum of people
*Well suited to represent the farm

Immediate opening.  Extremely competitive compensation.  Potential housing available.   Compensation this position is PAID: salaried, 50k to 100k How to apply Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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