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Swine Production Lead

About this Job:

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 160,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.

Brief Description

This position requires that this individual have good communication skills and will work alongside the team to meet production goals. They will assist in the production processes of the facility along with ensuring a safe environment and meet research trial goals.  The person in this role will have experience with farm productivity and lead the production goals necessary to support different activities such as: breeding, farrowing, husbandry and treatments.

Principal Accountabilities

60% Production Management:

  • Responsible for farm productivity by leading farm workers to achieve production goals and assignments
  • Weekly reports sent to Facility Manager with actions identified for areas not meeting production targets
  • Responsible to coach, discipline, and enforce compliance
  • Fills in as needed in:

o Isolation:

– Daily checks, vax, Feed weigh back, husbandry

o Farrowing:

– Husbandry, treatments, culling, birth weights, farrow records, day 1 ca

o Breeding dept:

– Feed/scrape, treat as needed, heat check, grouping animals, AI, moving animals

– Record matings, treatments, etc

– Evaluate semen

– Ultrasounding

30% Facility/grounds/Safety Management:

  • Consistently assess and make recommendations of Sow herd numbers, inventory needs
  • Work with Elk River on gilt replacement and shipments
  • Inventory supplies needing to be ordered as needed
  • Assure maintenance of building is maintained
  • Assures CAN safety program is implemented a d enforced (safety audits, safety training/goals, record keeping)

10%Training Lead:

  • Contribute to the on-site training for CAN employees on sow productivity and nutrition
  • Research/Data capture:

o Measure and record feed weigh backs

o Transfer data from animal scales/carts to laptop

o Complete and hang sow feed/farrow data collection cards according to assigned trial treatment

o Place and remove environmental temperature recorders in locations according to trial protocols

o Maintain research data collection equipment in working order (i.e.: calibration checks)


“Relocation assistance will be provided for this position.”


Required Qualifications

•Minimum High School Diploma with 1+ years of swine experience.
•Experience in maintain, maintenance, and meeting budget requirements.
•Ability to apply safety, employment practices and understands supervisor responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications

•Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
•Experience with STATs.
•2+ years supervisory experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

1+ years
How to apply:

Please apply online by clicking HERE.

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