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Livestock Farmer

 

Compensation: $20 – $25 per hour

Benefits: Health, dental and vision, housing possibly available

Schedule: 5 days per week on a rotating basis, 45 – 50 hours per week

Reports to: Livestock Manager

Carversville Farm Foundation (CFF) is a non-profit farm that combines ecological regeneration and organic agricultural production to serve our environment as well as our community. We are a diversified farm with intensive cover cropping, grazing, hay, vegetable, poultry, beef and mushroom production.  We currently distribute our farm products to soup kitchens and food pantries in the greater Philadelphia area to help improve access to wholesome, locally grown foods. To learn more about the farm read our feature in the NY Times.

About the position:

The livestock farmer will join a dedicated team of farmers to take care of all of our pasture based livestock needs. We raise beef cattle, laying hens, turkeys, broiler chickens and have several goats for hedge row maintenance. There will be daily chores of collecting eggs, moving fences according to our rotational grazing plan, feeding and watering all species while remaining observant to the animals’ needs. We are looking to expand our farm to include a cow-calf operation in the future. We are looking for skilled and dedicated livestock farmers that care for the animals and health of the land. We are striving to create the most healthful food we can donate to those in need.

Requirements

  • 3 years livestock experience
  • Experience operating equipment
  • Demonstrate record keeping ability
  • Willingness to participate in poultry processing

 

Responsibilities

Working with our team of apprentices, staff and the livestock manager to execute daily tasks including:

  • Daily chores
  • Collecting and washing eggs
  • Moving fencing and infrastructure for beef, poultry and goats
  • Support record keeping
  • Repair, maintenance and cleaning of animal infrastructure
  • Hatching and brooding young poultry stock
  • Contribute to a safe and orderly working environment

 

Skills

We are looking for people committed to our mission and procedures with these abilities:

  • Work independently and on a team
  • Dependable and observant 
  • Strong work ethic
  • Positive and proactive problem solving skills
  • Readiness to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs repetitively
  • Detail oriented
  • Knowledge and experience in good food handling and processing
  • Desire to learn
  • Flexible in schedule and tasks

 

This job description covers key responsibilities but does not capture all job duties. We work as a team and there are times we need all hands on deck to accomplish a task. Flexibility is key to joining our dynamic team.

Carversville Farm Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. 

To apply: 

Send a resume and cover letter with three references to info@carversvillefarm.org

 

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