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Gestation/Breeding Manager #2828 (Southwest - Missouri)



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Full Time


Southwest - Missouri


November 14th 2019

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  • Oversee and manage all areas of Gestation and Breeding including the Electronic Sow Feeding system and all associated paperwork, records, and correspondence
  • Ensure that ALL animals across the farm have received proper feed, water, ventilation, and bedding on a daily basis
  • Assisting with all other aspects of the farm to ensure farm goals are met and tasks are completed on a daily basis


  • Ensure synchronization of gilts and sows to meet weekly breeding target
  • Manage quantity and quality of semen
  • Accurate and daily reporting of all breeding records, ultrasounds, and animal movement
  • Managing sow vaccinations (pre-farrowing, pre-breeding)
  • Treating sick animals on a timely as needed basis, recording, and managing withdraw periods for all of gestation
  • Complete ultrasounds at 28-day and 56-day post service, accurately recording and reporting
  • Ensure all animal pens and handling facilities are in good working order, and routinely cleaned
  • Responsible for accurate information in the NEDAP Electronic Sow Feeding system, including but not limited to: Animal Location, Start Service Date, Feed Curves, BCS, Paint and Sort Rules, Heat Check Recordings
  • Review and document all non-fed ESF events and associated reasons
  • Maintain and ensure immediate reporting of any equipment malfunction
  • Calibration and associated recording of ESF system no less than quarterly
  • Oversee training of new gilts into the ESF system
  • Oversee and manage integration of new animals into dynamic and static pens
  • Ensure proper feed, water, ventilation, and bedding of boars across the farm 
  • Proper cleaning and maintenance in and around the ESF stations, gates, and feed plinth
  • Responsible for placing all orders (supplies, vaccines, semen, fuel, bedding, etc.)
  • Compiling accurate production and inventory records
  • Organize and arrange transportation for cull truck
  • Assist in Period Close inventory, cost analysis, and cost control
  • Any other duties as assigned, requested, or directed by management/supervisor


  • B.S. degree in Animal Science or related field, OR minimum of one-year experience in straw-bedded pork production system, OR minimum of two years' experience in traditional pork production.
  • Ability to lead by example, and manage a team of 2-5 people
  • Ability to problem solve, be a critical thinker, goal oriented, and a team player

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