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Livestock Farm Crew Member Square Roots Farm +2 more

  • Date Posted May 18, 2022
  • Location Lanesborough, MA
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description

Square Roots Farm is a diversified family livestock farm located on 185 acres in Lanesborough, Massachusetts in our thirteenth year of operation. We use rotational grazing to build healthy soils, sequester carbon, raise exceptional animals, and produce delicious food for our community.  We follow organic practices and work to honor, restore, and build upon relationships among people, animals, food, and the land. Our customer base spans multiple cross-sections of our community, from seasonal tourists and second home owners to middle class residents and families facing financial struggles.  We vend at farmers' markets that serve low income communities by accepting and doubling SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) benefits. 

Our farm team consists of owners Michael & Ashley, our two young kids, 1-3 part-time farm hands, 10,000 broilers, 2000 laying hens, 400 turkeys, 45 head of Devon cattle, and 40 pigs.

Job description

Square Roots Farm is looking for a livestock team member starting immediately to work caring for our animals in pasture-based systems.

As a livestock team member, you will contribute to our goals of farming sustainability, promoting food access for all, and growing high quality food while also learning about what it takes to run your own small scale, profitable pasture-based farm - or to help us grow our farm in the years to come. 

The ideal candidate will commit to a regular weekly schedule, be reliable, eager to learn and attentive to detail.

We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, ages, races, and ethnicities.

 

Schedule:

Seasonal or year-round, part-time or full-time, starting as soon as possible  

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct all daily chores - feeding, watering, moving meat chickens, driving UTV
  • Assist with livestock moves (twice-weekly for layers, daily for broilers and cows, weekly for pigs) or do them independently after some instruction
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair fence and water systems
  • Distribute feed
  • Load chickens
  • Process chickens
 

Qualifications:

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly
  • Willingness to work cheerfully in all weather
  • Interested in learning about livestock and livestock systems
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Some tractor experience, or eagerness to learn right away
 

Compensation:

  • Hourly, starting at $15/hr but dependent upon experience
  • Eggs, discount on other farm products
  • Opportunities for ongoing professional and career development
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