Herdsman for a heifer farm
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:
Have previous herdsman and managerial experience
Be able to take direction and work well within a team, but also ability to lead others.
Be reliable, responsible, and dedicated.
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.
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.