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Swine Division Manager

About this Job:

Swine Manager –Belcampo Farms

Belcampo California is a farm, slaughterhouse, butcher shop, and restaurant.  Each part of our value chain is integral in the success of the company as a whole.

Belcampo Farms is a 20,000-acre organic farm that provides high-quality, healthy, and great tasting meats to our retail markets and restaurants.  By controlling the entire production chain – from the farm, through slaughter and processing, and right through to the point of sale – Belcampo offers an unparalleled experience to the consumer, ideal for an emerging market of consumers concerned about food safety, environmental responsibility, and taste quality.  We also focus on humane handling and production of all of the species raised.

We currently have seven stores in operation. We are looking for a Swine manager to join our team and help elevate our program to meet our growing demand and product lines. Our pasture based organic swine department will care for about 200 breeding sows and producing both market and salumi harvest hogs. Belcampo currently farrows half of our sows on a quarterly basis. Sows are pasture farrowed in English style farrowing houses. All piglets are developed, grown and finished on our farm.

Job Description

The Swine Manager is responsible for the daily operational activities of an expanding pasture based organic swine breeding and production program at Belcampo Farms. This position will plan, oversee and participate in the management of all aspects of the swine production program, including:

  • Swine husbandry;
  • Breeding selection;
  • Manure and pasture management;
  • Coordination of transport to proprietary slaughter facility;
  • Coordination swine feeding and water systems;
  • Maintenance of livestock housing and equipment:
  • Creation and management of production records;
  • Maintenance of strict bio-security measures;

This position will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring that annual production targets for swine are met;
  • Care, accountability, protection and well-being of all breeding and growing pigs on the farm.
  • Implementing USDA Organic standards, as stipulated in the National Organic Program;
  • Hiring, management of and supervision of all swine personnel including both year-round and seasonal staff.
Requirement:

Recommended skills/experience includes:
– Three years livestock/swine management experience;
– High school diploma/GED required, Bachelors Degree recommended (relevant major encouraged);
– Farm implement operation;
– Mechanical repair and maintenance;
– Experience in organic animal husbandry and accompanying record keeping;

Supervisor
– Position reports to the Director of Livestock Operations

Salary:
Salary is competitive. Benefits offered.
Experience:
3 years
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