Perdue Farms, Inc.

Gestation/Breeding Manager

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Description/Job Summary

  • Oversee and manage all areas of Gestation and Breeding including the Electronic Sow Feeding system and all associated paperwork, records, and correspondance
  • Ensure that all animals across the farm have received proper feed, water, ventilation, and bedding on a daily basis
  • Assist with all other aspects of the farm to ensure farm goals are met and tasks are completed on a daily basis

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Ensure synchronization of gilts and sows to meet weekly breeding target
  • Manage quantity and quality of semen
  • Accurate and daily reporting of all breeding records, ultrasounds, and animal movement
  • Manage sow vaccinations (pre-farrowing, pre-breeding)
  • Treat all sick animals on a timely, as-needed basis, recording, and managing withdraw periods for all gestation
  • Complete ultrasounds at 28-day and 56-day post service, accurately recording and reporting
  • Ensure all animal pens and handling facilities are in good working order and routinely cleaned
  • Responsible for accurate information in the NEDAP Electronic Sow Feeding system, including but not limited to: Animal Location, Start Service Date, Feed Curves, BCS, Paint and Sort Rules, Heat Check Recordings
  • Review and document all non-fed ESF events and associated reasons
  • Maintain and ensure immediate reporting of any equipment malfunction
  • Calibration and associated recording of the ESF system no less than quarterly
  • Oversee training of new gilts into the ESF system 
  • Oversee and manage integration of new animals into dynamic and static pens
  • Proper cleaning and maintenance in and around the ESF stations, gates, and feed plinth
  • Responsible for placing all orders (supplies, vaccines, semen, fuel, bedding, etc.)
  • Compile accurate production and inventory records
  • Organize and arrange transportation for cull truck
  • Assist in Period Close inventory, cost analysis, and cost control
  • Any other duties as assigned, requested, or directed by management / supervisor

Required Education

B.S. degree in Animal Science or related field, OR minimum of one-year experience in straw-bedded pork production system, OR minimum of two years' experience in traditional pork production

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to lead by example and manage of team of 2-5 people
  • Ability to problem solve, be a critical thinker, goal oriented, and a team player

Details

Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
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Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.