Weatherlow Farms Hiring Livestock Manager

 

LIVESTOCK MANAGER

Weatherlow Farms, Westport, MA

  • JOB TYPE Full-Time

Our Mission is to be a steward of the land. To heal and nurture with the highest level of animal husbandry and agricultural practice.

Weatherlow Farms sits atop one of the highest points in bucolic Westport, MA. Our 200 rolling acres of pasture, field, woodlands, and wetlands are home to a growing abundance of domesticated animals and wildlife. We currently produce the highest quality grass fed beef, lamb, poultry, chevon and pork and run a specialty cut flower business.

www.weatherlowfarms.com
Job Description: Supervise and coordinate the operation of the on-farm livestock production and the land-restoration division.

Reports To: Farm Owner

Duties & Responsibilities:

Management of On-Farm Livestock
*Train and supervise employees in all aspects of livestock management
*Source animals and draft contracts
*Design and implement grazing program
*Improve/maintain pasture quality
*Make suggestions for infrastructure improvements
*Maintain animal welfare
*Coordinate all aspects of animal processing
*Assist in marketing
*Source all necessary inputs
*Maintain supplies inventory
*Assist in budgeting and business planning

Management of Land Restoration Division
*Train and supervise employees in moving goats
*Source animals and equipment
*Manage all aspects of customer relations including estimates & billings
*Design and implement grazing program
*Maintain animal welfare
*Make recommendations for and coordinate soil improvements
*Provide a trained herding dog
*Assist in grant applications
*Assist in budgeting and business planning

Employee Management
*Recruit employees
*Train employees in appropriate aspects of livestock care and marketing
*Develop job descriptions, policies and procedures
*Develop and delegate daily tasks and planning
*Schedule farm and marketing duties

Marketing Management
*Apply for and organize farmers markets
*Help price product and design buying options
*Work farm store and farmers markets as needed

Knowledge and Skills Required
*At least 15 years grazing and livestock management experience
*Thorough knowledge of soil management and fertilizer placement
*Diverse knowledge of veterinary interventions and health maintenance
*Experience in working with processors and all facets of direct marketing
*Experience with tractor operation and driving truck and trailer
*Ability to work with a broad spectrum of people
*Well suited to represent the farm

COMPENSATION:  Extremely competitive – commensurate with experience.  Housing available.
HOW TO APPLY:  Email: hello@weatherlowfarms.com

Please send cover letter and resume.  Immediate opening.

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