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This job expired on November 14, 2022

Goat Dairy Farm Specialist Blakesville Dairy Farm

  • Date Posted September 15, 2022
  • Location Port Washington, WI
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description FARM OVERVIEW

In late 2012, the Blakesville Dairy Farm owners acquired an active 300 head cow dairy operation located in Port Washington, Wisconsin. The farm was converted to the current goat farm with the primary purpose of producing quality goat milk using sustainable farming practices.

Today, we are approaching peak milk production at our facility, milking approximately 1100 goats.  Our herd of mostly Saanen and Alpine goats is made up of strong DNA lineage and is managed to achieve the highest standards in genetics. 

Our primary goal is to humanely raise healthy, happy goats that produce the highest quality milk.



Job description

Two Open Positions

Goat Dairy Farm Specialists


Herd Specialist

Operations Specialist

Both Goat Dairy Specialist positions will work across all general operations at Blakesville Dairy Farm to provide the highest possible care for our goats and our farm.   One position has a  primary focus on the health and well-being of the goat herd (Herd Specialist) and the other is focused on maintaining field, machine and building operations including assistance with annual crops, tractor operation and equipment maintenance (Operations Specialist).  Ideally, both managers are capable in all aspects and able to effectively job-share across all responsibilities.  Specific job responsibilities may include:

Animal Healthcare

  • Monitoring and logging general health of herd on a daily basis.
  • Assist with vaccinations and other medical procedures.
  • Assist with breeding, prenatal goat care, and kidding.
  • Hoof trimming and logging.
  • Identify sick animals and work with Herd Manager and/or vet to develop a health plan.
  • Artificial insemination experience.

General Farm Support

  • Skid steer and tractor operation.
  • Assist with general field work.
  • Restocking/moving hay bales.
  • Experience with building maintenance.
  • Machine operations, repair, and maintenance of farm vehicles, implement and equipment.


  • Assist with milking operations and cleaning of milking parlor when needed to support other farm workers.


HOURS: Full-time (40-50 hours/week).

PAY: Salaried, based on experience.  Potential pay range is $42,000 - $55,000

BENEFITS: Health and Dental insurance, paid vacation, 401K contribution with employee match.


  • At least 1 year experience working with livestock (goats preferred.)
  • Experience milking animals with adherence to food safety protocol.
  • Weekend and holiday work is required.
  • Ability to lift/move water buckets, hay bales, and other heavy objects - up to 75 pounds.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, year-round.
  • Must be able to engage in physically active work every day.
  • Ability to work independently and with other co-workers.
  • Sound judgment and commitment to sustainable farm values.
  • Bi-lingual is strongly preferred (Spanish and English)
Compensation this position is : salaried, 35,568* - 50k Application instructions
This job expired on November 14, 2022
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