Perdue Farms, Inc.

General Sow Farm Production

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Description/Job Summary

  • Assist with daily sow farm operations with a focus on bedding in gestation and farrowing
  • Ensure that ALL animals across the farm have received proper feed, water, ventilation, and bedding on a daily basis, and 100% of all NR protocol and guidelines are followed
  • Assist as requested with all other aspects of the farm to ensure farm goals and targets are met and tasks are completed on a daily basis


  • Farrowing – Assist the Farrowing Manager to:
    • Ensure bedding in farrowing pens is adequate and properly maintained
      • Daily scraping of pens, replenishing as needed
  • Gestation – Assist the Gestation Manager to:
    • Ensure bedding is adequate and properly maintained     
  • Animal Movement and Placement
    • Assist in animal movement and placement to ensure proper animal handling goals are met and sows/gilts are penned appropriately
  • Maintenance and Repair
    • As requested, ensure maintenance of manure scraper chains, feeder lines, feeders, waterers, gates, curtains. 
    • Grounds keeping including mowing, trimming, road grading, and general clean up
    • Hauling and spreading of manure/ compost
  • Any other duties as assigned, requested, or directed by management/supervisor


Required Experience

  • Must posses a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs
  • Ability to problem solve, be a critical thinker, goal oriented, and a team player

Preferred Experience

Previous farm and livestock experience preferred

Required Education

Minimum of High School diploma

Required Qualifications

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Strong work history.
  • Willing and able to stand for several hours.
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Willing and able to work in wet and extreme cold or hot conditions.
  • Willing and able to work around dust, feathers, animals, and various cleaning chemicals.
  • Experience with knife and/or general harvest floor duties is helpful.
  • Previous manufacturing, production, especially food production experience preferred.


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.