Herdsman for a heifer farm

April 11, 2017

Hilbert, WI

 

Hiring an experienced herdsman for a heifer farm in Calumet County. 

Role and Responsibilities

Individual will be responsible for maintaining the herd and facilities, including:

  • Managing herd health from weanling to finish, work with nursery manager.

  • Maintain breeding & vaccination programs and records in DairyComp.

  • Help with the management of employees, and training of new employees.

  • Work with customers for custom raising heifers.

  • Work with the nutritionist, veterinarians, and suppliers.

  • Work with management to develop and work within budgets.

This position involves very detailed work, and certain characteristics will help the applicant in achieving excellent quality. The ideal candidate will:

  1. Have previous herdsman and managerial experience

  2. Be able to take direction and work well within a team, but also ability to lead others.

  3. Be reliable, responsible, and dedicated.

Preferred Skills

Experience in the dairy industry, specifically as a herdsman or manager is required, minimum 5 years preferred. Experience working with DairyComp is preferred. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus, but not required.

 

Additional Notes

The farm is a 3,500 head operation consisting of heifers and steers. The farm also works 2,400 acres for cropping, and some custom work.

 

 

 

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