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Livestock Operations Manager at Wallow and Root Pasture Farm - 12898

Job Title: 
Livestock Operations Manager
Wallow and Root Pasture Farm
46232 SE Coalman Rd Wallow and Root Pasture Farm
97055 Sandy , OR
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Wallow & Root Pasture Farm is located in Sandy, Oregon, about 40 minutes East of Portland.

At Wallow & Root, it’s definitely part of our mission to bring beautifully delicious and sustainably, humanely and pasture raised Heritage Pork to our community. And we plan on doing just that through Piccone’s Corner, our whole animal butcher shop, restaurant and bar opening in early 2021.

But we aren’t stopping there--- we are actively participating in the evolving process of shifting our food system to a better one.

Our guiding purpose is to cultivate a reconsidered framework for our local food industry. We want to play a meaningful role in the realization of a more conscious food economy in the Pacific Northwest by approaching every part of our industry with the question: “Is this interaction practicing love and respect for people, animals, land, food, and culture?”

Our goal is a positive and significant change in our personal, and collective, experiences of agriculture and food in the Pacific Northwest.

We are looking for team members that are excited about these ambitions and want to be part of an inclusive and thoughtful workplace. We work to foster a community of integrity and justice, and prioritize equitable access for those historically marginalized and exploited by the food industry. BIPOC, immigrants, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Livestock Operations Manager's job is to manage the overall operations of Wallow & Root Farm, ensure animal welfare and staff safety are consistently being practiced as top priority. You will represent yourself and the company positively in all professional interactions.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Understanding and respect for the dynamics of livestock management and the boundary conditions of our management systems. These are in practice for a reason: our dedication to animal welfare above all else.
Be mindful of the animals and their welfare. Notice trapped, escaped, sick, injured, or dead livestock and take appropriate action.
Assist with any medical attention that livestock may need, which includes but is not limited to: castrations, farrowing, lambing,kidding, administering medications and wound care.
Keep appropriate documentation of animal injury and sickness for veterinary intervention.
Report any HR or animal welfare concerns to the owner IMMEDIATELY.
Keep up to date with our CAFO guidelines and AWMP.
Assist in keeping records for ODA purposes, Water Usage and livestock inventory.
Be mindful of pasture health and rotation of livestock.
Plan pasture set-up in accordance with livestock inventory and pasture health
Perform Farmhand duties as necessary to ensure quality of livestock care and completion of projects.
Train staff on proper use of equipment on the farm
Supervise a team of Farmhands ensuring a safe, clean, and well-organized working environment.
Set and enforce performance and standards for staff.
Assign daily and weekly tasks consistently (For example, daily and weekly animal care, equipment cleaning, organization etc)
Follow reporting protocols implemented by the Owner
Train and educate new hires.
Set schedule for staff.
Maintain time clock for Farmhands.
Conduct regular staff meetings to ensure a consistent line of communication.
Develop and implement reporting protocols and be responsible for staff logging activities.
Ensure the operation of equipment, common farm tools and small hand tools is being done by staff safely and according to their designated purpose or specification.
Schedule repairs and maintenance of equipment, truck and trailers on and off the farm.
Ensure appropriate awareness and caution around dangerous equipment is being practiced.
Assist in communication with contractors and oversee completion of projects on the ground.

Education & Experience: 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Strong familiarity with commercial livestock production
Knowledge base or familiarity with hogs
2 years of livestock management experience
2 years experience with medium to large scale CAFO
Experience with tractors: driving, maneuvering, changing implements, functions of implements.
Experience with driving and maneuvering of livestock trailers and dump trailers.
Experience with management of compost
Experience with pasture management
Familiarity with OSHA guidelines
Management of a team consisting of 2 people or more

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE NOT REQUIRED

Educational background in agriculture
Chainsaw certification
Knowledge of sheep, goats, turkey and other poultry
Experience with large power tools
Carpentry
Grain milling
Rain diversion
Experience with nutrition composition of feed

Application Instructions: 

Send an updated resume and a cover letter to victoria@wallowandroot.com

Job Categories: 
Livestock/Ranching