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Grass-Fed Beef/Dairy & Poultry Farm Employee Needed

Jim Medeiros
Published
September 11, 2022
Location
23894, Virginia
Type of farm?
Diverse (Animals/Plants)
Start Date
2022/09/26
Pay/Salary
Commensurate with experience
Positions Available
3
Tag Words
Bees, Butchering On Farm, Cattle, Chicken, Cow Dairy, Eggs, Farm Tours, Forestry, Grass, Livestock, Multi-species, Non-GMO, Pastured, Poultry, Woodworking

Description

Description

Working on a 50 head herd rotational grazing herdshare dairy farm operation both independently and as a team. We produce dairy products (fluid milk, butter, and cream), 100% grass-fed/finished beef, free-range chicken eggs, pastured poultry, and honey as some of our farm products. Our farming practices do not use herbicides or pesticides.

Also on the farm is a custom lumber operation which produces a variety of products such as siding, finished flooring, and garden stakes.

Require someone who will take ownership of duties, work in all types of weather, proactively engage in improving methods and processes, attention to detail, is self-motivated, and able to work without supervision.

Location Specifics

Wilsons, VA (Dinwiddie County) 23894.
This is a predominantly rural area with the small towns of Blackstone, VA approximately 15 minutes west and Dinwiddie, VA about 15 minutes east. The Petersburg/Colonial Heights/Prince George area is 45 minutest east and has grocery, lodging, veterinary, medical, etc. We are about 1 hour southwest of Richmond, VA.

Most of the immediate farms in our area are conventional beef, dairy, and/or crops, and planted pine. We are one of the few sustainable farms in this "southside" Virginia area.

Position Description

• Fence building (permanent and temporary)

• Equipment operation (tractors, hay equipment, loaders, small power and hand tools)

• Working with cattle (dairy and beef)
o Rotational grazing
o Assisting with calving and medical as needed
o Milking, when necessary

• Working with poultry
o Moving poultry tractors daily on pasture
o Processing and packaging broilers
o Collecting, washing, and packaging eggs

• Marketing
o Attending local farmer’s markets
o Planning/packing for markets
o Interacting with customers for sales and answering questions
o Delivery of farm products to retail store customers

• Maintenance and farm building construction

• Ability to maintain equipment

Expectations

• Ability to lift up to 50lbs repeatedly
• No smoking or vaping allowed on the farm property
• Strong work ethic
• Good customer interaction skills
• Willing and able to make decisions in a fluid working environment
• Ability to pass a drug test
• Driver’s License with clean driving record
• Pay commensurate with experience
• Pay check is direct deposit on a bi-weekly basis
• Work outdoors in all types of weather

Application Process

Please send resume, including professional references to: jim@whiteoakmeadows.com.
We will respond via email with follow-up questions. Plan to do a telephone or Zoom meeting interview as part of the process.

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