Curbstone Valley Farm is a 30 acre farm located in Catlett, Virginia, raising registered Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats. Available positions will primarily focus on the daily care, feeding, and movement of livestock. Additional tasks will vary throughout the year, and include assisting with artisan goat milk soap crafting.
Daily care of the animals on the farm: Stall cleaning, feeding, and watering.
Moving animals between dry lots, pastures and barns.
Keep barn aisles clean and swept.
Assist with stacking and storing hay, feed, and supplements.
Assist with routine husbandry tasks, including vaccinations, tattooing, microchipping, hoof trimming, deworming, hair clipping etc.
Assist with blood draws for routine health screening.
Assist with breeding tasks, pregnant doe care, and kid care, including bottle feeding and bucket training kids.
Attentiveness to the welfare of the animals, and bio-security is critical.
Communicate regularly about health and care of animals.
Ability to observe and promptly communicate concerns regarding individual animals.
Assist with other farm activities, including grounds maintenance, fencing repair, composting, and irrigation.
Ability to drive a tractor and RTV a plus; willing to train
Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
Ability to take direction, constructive criticism, and work independently.
A positive and enthusiastic attitude.
Must have own vehicle.
Must be dependable, and punctual.
Must be comfortable working around large farm dogs.
Flexibility as farm tasks change seasonally.
High School Diploma or equivalent
Experience and/or strong desire to work with livestock.
Pre-veterinary students encouraged to apply.
Prior 4H/FFA dairy animal experience preferred, but not required
E-mail your introductory cover letter to FarmWork@curbstonevalley.com, along with resume of past experience, and three references.