Summary:

The Youngstock Manager is a full-time position in which the individual oversees all youngstock operations from birth to birth (first lactation). This individual would also oversee the Youngstock Team of about 10 individuals. A successful individual would be one who is a hands-on manager with a high sense of self-motivation and attention to detail.

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to lift 100 pounds
  • Ability to manage, motivate and hold a small team accountable
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to change
  • Tolerate working in varying cool and warm conditions
  • Awareness of your work environment to lead safe work practices
  • Able to work with Microsoft Office required
  • Preferred but not required experience with Dairy Comp 305 management software
  • Compliance with Animal Husbandry guidelines, enjoy working with animals, leading top quality animal care
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English is preferred not required, the ask would be a willingness to learn Spanish
  • Experience is preferred but not required, education high school diploma or equivalent

 

Duties:

  • Work alongside team in maternity/calf/heifer areas being a hands-on manager
  • Communicate, resolve issues, provide direction and give feedback to team members
  • Provide reporting to Herd Manager and/or owners as needed
  • Attend manager meetings to provide youngstock insight and contribute with a mindset for the farm at large
  • Perform 90-day and yearly evaluations as well as lead team meetings and trainings
  • Consult with veterinarian and nutritionist as needed to make best animals care and feeding decisions
  • Troubleshoot auto feeders and determine when service calls are needed
  • Identify, move, group, and treat animals
  • Feed and care for youngstock including all prescribed health procedures
  • Provide oversight to measure growth and maintain records, dehorn calves, wean calves
  • Recommend culling or euthanasia needs
  • Oversee the transition of the calf from maternity area to calf facility
  • Create, maintain, and train employees in proper standard operating procedures
  • Initiate analysis for the youngstock areas to best determine treatment, feeding, breeding decisions
  • Identify areas for growth and improvement, set goals and work to meet them
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

 

Work Relationships:

Supervised by the Herd Manager. Works closely and maintains communication with feed team, mechanical and maintenance individuals. Provides direction and guidance to the maternity, calf and heifer team.

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