SUMMARY: This position is responsible for ensuring the maintenance and improvement of herd health to improve the performance of swine through better management environment and training. This includes consulting with all levels of swine management concerning preventative and therapeutic medicine educating Team Members on animal husbandry physiology environment and animal growth and ensuring compliance with all agricultural regulations concerning health eradication programs and animal movement. Other responsibilities include maintenance of herd health programs and biosecurity programs; coordinating purchases of medications vaccines health related equipment etc.; researching and evaluating outside breeding stock for health and production problems; visiting farms to evaluate health problems and product usage; working on special research projects; other responsibilities as needed.
Education: Doctoral degree in a discipline directly related to the job. Experience: 6 plus years of experience. Computer Skills: Standard computer skills. May require use of the Tyson Business Computer System. Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Supervisory: This position is responsible for supervising a group of personnel in a single department or work unit who perform similar and or interrelated tasks and activities. Travel: 12 or more domestic trips per year.
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