Sow Farm Manager

Job #: 167241

Location: OH

We are seeking an experienced and driven Sow Farm Manager to oversee the daily operations of a sow production facility for a leader in pork production. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing staff and ensuring the efficient and profitable operation of the farm while prioritizing animal health, welfare, and safety.
  • Team Leadership: Lead, train, and manage farm personnel to maximize productivity and maintain a positive work environment.
  • Production Management: Develop and implement efficient production schedules and management practices that optimize sow performance and health.
  • Health and Biosecurity: Maintain strict biosecurity protocols and oversee animal health programs to prevent disease and ensure welfare.
  • Performance Monitoring: Track and analyze production data, identifying trends and areas for improvement to enhance productivity.
  • SOP Development: Develop and enforce standard operating procedures (SOPs) that ensure high standards of animal husbandry, safety, and environmental stewardship.
  • Resource Management: Monitor and manage feed, supplies, and equipment to control costs and ensure uninterrupted production.
  • Budget Management: Assist in preparing and adhering to production budgets, identifying cost-saving opportunities where possible.
  • Reporting: Maintain accurate production records and generate regular reports on key performance indicators for management.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, Agriculture, or a related field preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years of experience managing a sow production facility or similar operation. Farrowing or Breeding leads with 3 to 5 years of experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of swine production, animal husbandry, and biosecurity practices.
  • Skills: Excellent leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail.
Work Environment:
  • Agricultural Setting: Ability to work in a rural agricultural environment with exposure to swine and associated equipment.
  • Physical Requirements: Standing, walking, and ability to be on feet for extended periods. Frequent bending, reaching, squatting, and lifting.