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This job expired on November 21, 2023

Poultry and Livestock Assistant Erba Verde Farms

  • Date Posted September 22, 2023
  • Location East Aurora, NY
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description We are a small farm in Western New York with a focus on grass-fed and pasture-raised dairy and meat products. We aim to farm sustainably and maximize the land, with an emphasis on product quality and animal well-fare using rotational grazing. Our 100% grass-fed dairy cows provide raw milk to herd share owners. We raise chickens for meat on pasture in moveable hoop houses from May-October and process them ourselves. Our pasture-raised pork is fed whey and grain. We work closely with other farms to build up the farming community and support each other. Erba Verde Farms has its own chicken processing facility where we process our own products as well as other farmers' products. We recently purchased a beef herd and are raising 100% grass-fed beef. Job description The successful candidate will learn the daily operations of managing livestock, pastures, product delivery, and farming business and economics.
This includes milking cows, rotating animals on pasture, feeding pigs and chickens, tractor operation, fence building and maintenance, processing chickens, truck and trailer operation for animal transport, and business management.

Qualities sought in an intern:

Able to manage time and tasks

Self-starter; desire to learn and take initiative
Willing to take direction
Open to constructive feedback
Critical thinking skills
Desire to learn
Ability to work long days in a variety of conditions
An interest in farming as a career
Physically fit with the ability to lift at least 50 lbs

November-April is a bit quieter and there may not be as many hours/tasks available. The intern would have time for another job. From April-October it is quite busy at the farm and there is a lot of work, leaving no time for additional work. We are looking for someone who is able to commit for a year but may consider a 6 month commitment. A salary will be considered after a successful 2-month period, with a commitment letter for a year. Compensation this position is : hourly, varies DOE, $15.00 - $25.00 Application instructions
This job expired on November 21, 2023
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