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Farm Manager - BTW - Oxford, NE

The Maschhoffs, LLC • Oxford, NE

Typical Duties of a Farm Manager, Breed-to-Wean Production Operations include:

    • Manage the full profit & loss and a multi-million dollar asset base with responsibility for driving profitability of the farm through lowering cost of production and increasing quality and volume of wean pigs shipped.
    • Develop leadership and technical skills of a team normally consisting of 8 or more Team Leads and/or Production Technicians on a farm larger than 2500 head mated sows and ensures the Performance Management system is properly executed
    • Participate in the development of annual operating goals, human resource needs, and farm business plans, including review operating costs and performance for production farms within assigned scope of responsibility.
    • Monitor, review, and analyze biological and financial performance for root cause of issues, develop effective countermeasures and execute plans to restore performance.
    • Oversee recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, and development of new team members, in alignment with company policies for hiring, staffing, discipline, and terminations.
    • Promote safe work habits, a safe working environment, and report all work related injuries.
    • Coordinate and manage all farm inputs including, but not limited to, air, feed, water, labor, gilts, medications, supplies, and fuel.
    • Ensure the implementation of BTW standard operating procedures, technologies, and other innovations to improve production and environmental stewardship through direct training and field/metric observations.
    • Implement individual pig care practices to maintain the health and well-being of all animals including owning, monitoring, and directing all practices that promote Bio-Security in coordination with Health Services.  
    • Responsible for identifying all major capital repairs, routine repairs, and maintaining a preventative maintenance program.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:
High School diploma or equivalent
Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, Agriculture or related field preferred.

Experience:
5 years management experience required
A Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for two years of management experience

 

1) Knowledge of

  • Livestock/swine management and handling
  • Standard maintenance procedures
  • Basic understanding of how to operate computer hardware and software, including MS Office, and Internet Explorer

2) Ability to

  • Work independently, as well as being a team player
  • Monitor and develop subordinates to insure smooth operation of the farm
  • Desire to learn new skills
  • Use production records to facilitate improvements
  • Confront direct reports and hold people accountable when necessary
  • Understand company vision and strategy

3) Skill in

  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Application of company tools for leadership development and learning
  • Building effective teams and motivating them to achieve high performance
  • Optimize breeding farm productivity