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PASTURED LIVESTOCK FARMING

Hiring: Pasture Livestock Production Specialist
Farm: TK Ranch

Location: south of Coronation, Alberta
Housing: 3 bedroom home (see below)

Raising livestock to the highest pasture based animal welfare standards in North America is at the heart of everything we do on TK Ranch. We’re looking for a caring and compassionate individual to steward our herd of pasture raised pigs and flock of free-range laying hens. This full-time position is located on TK Ranch south of Coronation, Alberta.

Job Description:

  • Animal husbandry of pigs including: Managing breeding groups; farrowing; weaning; summer pasture rotation; winter pasture housing; formulating rations, grinding feed and feeding, and; maintaining health records and biosecurity protocols.
  • Animal husbandry of laying hens including: Management of new pullets and hens; feeding and watering as required; filling and maintaining nest boxes and keeping the chicken house clean; collecting, washing, weighing, sorting, cartoning and refrigerating eggs, and; maintaining written records.
  • General maintenance and operation of equipment including: Electric and barbed wire fences; hog waterers; tractors; trucks, and; miscellaneous feeding equipment.
  • Liaising with management for all basic decision making and concerns relevant to the position.
  • Other duties as required.

Skills: The ideal candidate will have experience raising both pigs and laying hens and know how to operate tractors, skid steers and other basic farm equipment. Preference will be give to individuals who have experience raising these livestock on pasture.

Additional benefits: A private yard, 3 bedroom home, utilities, internet and health benefits package are offered in addition to the monthly salary.

How to apply:

Please send resume and three employment references to: hello@tkranch.com . Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

 


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Aug 15 2022    ID: 65448