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This job expired on September 14, 2018

Livestock Manager Weatherlow Farms

  • Date Posted July 16, 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 on-farm livestock production and the land-restoration division.

Reports To: Farm Owner

Duties & Responsibilities:

Management of On-Farm Livestock:

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

Management of Land Restoration Division
*Train and supervise employees in moving goats
*Source animals and equipment
*Manage all aspects of customer relations including estimates & billings
*Design and implement grazing program
*Maintain animal welfare
*Make recommendations for and coordinate soil improvements
*Provide a trained herding dog
*Assist in grant applications
*Assist in budgeting and business planning

Employee Management:
*Recruit employees
*Train employees in appropriate aspects of livestock care and marketing
*Develop job descriptions, policies and procedures
*Develop and delegate daily tasks and planning
*Schedule farm and marketing duties

Marketing Management:
*Apply for and organize farmers markets
*Help price product and design buying options
*Work farm store and farmers markets as needed

Knowledge and Skills Required:
*At least 5 years grazing and livestock management experience
*Thorough knowledge of soil management and fertilizer placement
*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
*Ability to work with a broad spectrum of people
*Well suited to represent the farm Compensation this position is PAID: contract How to apply
This job expired on September 14, 2018
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