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Hiring: Livestock manager
Organization: Edwin County Farms

Location: Prince Edward County, Ontario
Housing: on-site accommodation is available for the right candidate

Fresh produce, pantry staples, and meat from our family to yours. Vision — To contribute to improved health of the planet: land regeneration and human health by doing actual, on-the-ground work, stewardship of the land, and creating food with sustainable, ethical, and health-giving ways. Focusing on supplying our families, the local communities, and the best restaurants in the Bay of Quinte with nutritious farm-grown food while regenerating the land we care for.

Livestock manager


  • Care and management of cattle and other livestock (pigs, poultry) on the farm
  • Planning and management of pastures and fodder (hay) crops;
  • preparation of fields and planting of row crops (grain)
  • monitoring and ensuring animal health
  • regular reporting and record keeping related to livestock and pastures
  • selection and arrangement of transportation for cattle for slaughter
  • management of breeding and herd/flock development
  • establishing and maintaining of fencing and paddocks
  • cleaning and maintenance of cattle barn, paddocks and other livestock areas
  • assisting with other farm activities when needed.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in related field preferred
  • Current G class driver’s license
  • Minimum 3 year experience in livestock care and management
  • Ability to do physically demanding outdoor work including lifting heavy loads, moving cattle and setting fences.
  • Familiarity with organic and regenerative land and herd management practices preferred
  • Familiarity with rotational grazing techniques is a key asset
  • Familiarity with operating heavy machinery and farm implements (tractor, baler, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently and manage a team

Hours: variable, 8:00am-4:00pm approximately 40 hr/wk

Our current livestock manager is leaving to start his own farm and we are looking for someone with energy and a passion for organic farming and livestock care to join our farm team and help manage our small herd of Black Angus beef cattle. Edwin County Farms is a medium-sized organic farm producing high quality organic vegetables, beef, pork and maple syrup in Ontario’s Prince Edward County. We provide organic produce and meat to the highly acclaimed farm to table program at Picton’s Royal Hotel ( as well as supplying our community and many of the area’s fine restaurants. We are looking for someone with knowledge and experience in organic and or regenerative farming techniques to help us continue to develop the quality of our herd and improve soil health and fertility.

If you have a passion for working with animals and experience in managing a small herd; if you enjoy working independently and working outside in all weather we would love to hear from you.

As the livestock manager you will be responsible for overseeing and developing Edwin County Farms’ livestock and organic meat programs and related farm activities. Tasks involve care and feeding of 40-50 head of cattle, moving of cattle between grazing areas, assisting with calving, vaccination and tagging of new calves, maintaining and improving paddocks and fences. Additional duties include planning and cultivation of pastures and row crops, maintenance of necessary farm equipment and support for other aspects of the farm enterprise as necessary.

To apply

Please e-mail your resume and a brief cover letter to:
subject: Livestock manager

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 12 2023    ID: 69095