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GOAT FARMING

Position: Dairy Goat Barn Manager, Milker and Farm Labour
Organization: Green Valley Farms
Location: Dalston, Ontario (10 minutes north of Barrie)

Type: Full time, 5 days/week
Starting: Immediately
Salary: commensurate with experience and commitment. $1600. to 2500. / month.

Housting: We provide accommodation on site (a private room in a shared century farmhouse, utilities, internet, laundry), discounts.

The Farm: We are a diversified fourth generation farm with Black Angus cattle and Saanen Dairy goat herd.

Position Summary:

  • Husbandry and daily care for the goats (feeding, bedding, water, kid birthing, kid care and management, and milking on a daily basis)

  • In consultation with farm manager/owner, development and oversight of herd management and milk production plans

  • Training and supervision of dairy barn personnel/milkers

  • Ensuring proper sanitization and operation of milking equipment

  • General oversight over health and well-being of the goats, including promoting best management practices, ethical animal treatment

  • General oversight of the barn maintenance including repairs, manure removal and bedding, etc.

  • Ensuring the maintenance of good record keeping for both husbandry purposes (e.g. breeding, kidding and vaccination events, health concerns, etc.

  • Weekly reports

Skills/Attributes:

  • Milking experience with goats or cows an asset.

  • Farm work experience an asset.

  • Physically fit and comfortable working outdoors under varying weather conditions

  • Able to follow direction well and work efficiently and independently

  • Be a team player

  • Honest, hard-working and reliable

  • Enthusiastic, can-do attitude and be adaptable

  • Desire to live and work on a farm and expect that farm life is hard yet rewarding work you can love.

  • If you don’t have goat experience, a keen willingness to learn what is required for both good husbandry and care as well accepted sanitary practices for milk intended for human consumption is essential.

Please send a letter describing why you are interested in the position, what you feel you would bring to the position, as well as salary expectations and your resume: 

elainerw13@gmail.com

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at FoodWork.ca.
 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 30 2019    ID: 52714