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Gestation/ Breeding Manager

Date:  May 14, 2022
Location: 

Pierce City, MO, US, 65723

Req ID:  54988
Job Function:  Live Production

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.

Summary

  • Oversee and manage all areas of Gestation and Breeding including the Electronic Sow Feeding system and all associated paperwork, records, and correspondence
  • Ensure that ALL animals across the farm have received proper feed, water, ventilation, and bedding on a daily basis
  • Assisting with all other aspects of the farm to ensure farm goals are met and tasks are completed on a daily basis
  • Ensure synchronization of gilts and sows to meet weekly breeding target
  • Ensure proper feed, water, ventilation, and bedding of boars across the farm
  • Any other duties as assigned, requested, or directed by management/supervisor

 

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage quantity and quality of semen
  • Accurate and daily reporting of all breeding records, ultrasounds, and animal movement
  • Managing sow vaccinations (pre-farrowing, pre-breeding)
  • Treating sick animals on a timely as needed basis, recording, and managing withdraw periods for all of 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 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.)
  • Compiling accurate production and inventory records
  • Organize and arrange transportation for cull truck
  • Assist in Period Close inventory, cost analysis, and cost control

Minimum 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.

Experience Requirements

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

Experience Preferred

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

 

 

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.


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