[closed] Herd Manager

Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020
 Full Time
 Large scale
 Farming Practices
 Manufacturing
 Other
 Dairy

Position Description

Sequatchie Cove Creamery has been making award-winning raw cow's milk cheese for 10 years. We are committed to producing quality cheeses from our herd of seasonally milked, 40+ mixed-breed cows, fed mainly grass and grazed year-round. We work in partnership with Sequatchie Cove Farm (a 20+ year-old family owned farm focused on producing poultry, eggs, vegetables, grass-fed beef, lamb, and pork).

About the Job:

We are looking for a motivated and hard-working individual with a passion for high quality food and sustainable agriculture. The herd manager will assist and oversee all aspects of running an intensive grazing dairy operation for the production of world-class raw milk cheeses. Experience grazing cows or dairy work required.

Basic responsibilities outline:

  • 10 milkings a week
  • Pasture management
  • Winter supplemental feed management
  • Assessment of animal health and performance
  • Record keeping
  • Training and managing employees

Preferred Skills (not necessarily all required):

  • Heavy machinery (tractor, skid-steer, large trucks)
  • Large animal familiarity
  • Grazing management
  • Well versed in food safety 

Necessary Skills:

  • Heavy lifting (repeated 50lbs)
  • Good attitude in all kinds of weather conditions
  • Self driven
  • Good organizational skills and situational awareness
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