GENERAL JOB STATEMENT: The Boar Stud Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily aspects of the boar stud, including, but not limited to maintaining collection targets, daily collections, semen inventory and delivery, individual boar care, feeding, herd health and vaccination program, nutrition, isolation and acclimation of replacement boars, staff development, and record keeping.
BENEFITS: New employees are eligible for health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability, paid holidays and PTO following 60 days of employment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist Genetic Services Manager with farm budgets and department budgets.
Manage and evaluate all farm employees and perform evaluations with Department Managers.
Manage and maintain farm production records.
Manage and maintain whole farm biosecurity standards.
Manage and perform dead pig removal.
Manage feed ordering and delivery.
Monitor and order medication and supplies for the main stud and isolation.
Monitor department environmental controls.
Monitor health issues and report to Company Veterinarian.
Monitor pit or lagoon status and coordinate timely removal of nutrients with Environmental staff, farm owners, and pumping company.
Monitor working condition of back-up generator.
Routinely check and repair facilities and equipment.
Submit weekly accurate farm records to Production Records department.
Communicate with Genetic Services manager any boar numbers for credit.
Communicate with Genetic Services manager any genetic line needs.
Communicate with Genetic Services Manager any non-opportunity loss culling that is taking place.
Determine cull boars and transportation.
Maintain unit cleanliness.
Monitor semen delivery, inventory and expiration date of semen.
Monitor whole herd health.
Oversee all daily feeding of animals and chores, including checking waters, boar condition, building, and environment.
Ensure semen orders are filled and delivered to the appropriate sow farm.
Boar Development and Isolation Facilities
Implement best boar management practices (i.e. boar collection age and feed regimen).
Maintain department vaccination schedule.
Maintain isolation/acclimation of boars.
Monitor department health status.
Lab and Barn
Proficient in all items listed in the position of Lab Technician.
Proficient in all items listed in the position of Packaging and Distribution Clerk.
Proficient in all items listed in the position of Semen Collection Technician.
Assist other team members with time management and production skill development.
Ensure that each employee understands the expectations and performance requirements for his/her job.
Instruct staff on all production record keeping.
Meet regularly with employees for production discussion and problem solving.
Teach staff to work as a team and lead by example.
Train all staff on NFP Policies & Procedures.
Attend Quarterly Production meetings.
Monthly analysis and explanation of variance on profit and loss statements.
Participate as needed in production and health conference calls.
Create a positive work environment for co-workers by leading from example.
Define personal and business short and long-term goals.
Positively represent the company at work and in the community.
Other Requirements and Responsibilities
All other tasks and responsibilities as may be required by NFP.
Attend staff meetings and trainings as scheduled and required.
Follow all safety rules and practices and encourage co-workers to do the same.
Follow all applicable biosecurity measures per NFP policies.
Regular and consistent attendance.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Able to independently schedule work activities.
Ability to communicate effectively and read/interpret procedure manuals.
Ability to problem solve.
Effective time management.
On call for emergencies, weekends, and Holidays
Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school in swine production; or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and training.
Interacts closely with Sow Farm Managers, Genetic Services Manager, Director of Production, Production staff, and general office staff.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to move throughout the farm; and the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb 4-foot gates, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) medium to heavy weights of 50-75 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Frequently required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and communicate.
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