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This job expired on August 15, 2017

Farm Manager Consider Bardwell Farm

  • Date Posted June 16, 2017
  • Location West Pawlet, VT
  • Category Agriculture / Business
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description

Consider Bardwell Farm is a nationally known creamery and dairy farm located in West Pawlet, VT, which is undergoing expansion. Our cheeses have won multiple international awards and are featured in many of the nation’s top restaurants, retailers, and markets. We hand make cheese from milk from our own herds of goats and cows, as well as milk from our local partner farms. 

Consider Bardwell Farm is a member of the Vermont Cheese Council and the American Cheese Society, and are certified by Animal Welfare Approved and NOFA-VT. In January of 2014, it was named Vermont’s Sustainable Farm of the Year.

At Consider Bardwell we are committed to sustainable farming methods that minimize waste and emphasize quality.  We strive to be responsible environmental stewards, exceptional farmers, world-class cheese makers and friendly neighbors.  

Job Description

Consider Bardwell Farm is seeking a new farm manager to oversee and run the entire farm operation. The focal point of the farm is the dairy goat herd and the production of high-quality milk and cheese. However, the farm is diverse and all other aspects of the operation cannot be overlooked or forgotten. The farm manager must be an experienced, hard working, communicative, self-motivated, and methodical individual. Duties of the farm manager include:

• Oversight and carrying out of health, nutrition, and milking program of the dairy goat herd:
- Administration of routine vaccinations
- Parasite management (fecal sampling, FAMACHA exams, adherence to deworming schedule, pasture rotation, and selective culling)
- Administration of any medical treatments and communications with the vet - Orchestration of seasonal breeding program (avoidance of line breeding, heat detection, artificial insemination, advanced planning for milker replacements)
- Orchestration of seasonal kidding program (labor detection, ear-tagging, health and nutrition program of +/-200 kids, selection of replacement milkers and breeding bucks, castration, disbudding)
-Routine ordering of any feed and communications with nutritionists
-Tracking of milk production, creating herd lactation curves, and creating future milk projections
-Registering animals with the ADGA
-DHIA testing

• Selling and culling of livestock
-Setting up slaughter dates, posting sale ads, fielding emails and inquiries

• Routine farm maintenance and upkeep:
-Fence building and repair, equipment repair and maintenance, small building projects

• Management of farm employees and seasonal interns

• Record keeping:
- Milk production records, grazing records, hay records, medical treatment, health records, egg/meat/livestock sales records, etc

• Orchestration of rotational grazing program

• Work in cooperation with neighbor farmer to harvest all hay and organize haymows—mowing, tedding, raking, square baling, and stacking hay

• Feeding, health, and general management of whey-fed pigs

• Feeding, health, and general management of laying hens in mobile coop

• Feeding, health, and general management of meat kids

• Understanding and adherence to:
-Company standards for quality and hygiene
-Company mission statement and farm aesthetic
-AWA standards for all farm species
-NOFA-VT standards for all pastures and hayfields
- All regulations for farm areas under NRCS funding
 

Compensation this position is PAID: salaried, varies DOE, $35,000.00 - $50,000.00 Work visa This employer is willing to sponsor a work visa for international applicants How to apply Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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