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Pastured Poultry Technician

Evan McCommon
Published
October 18, 2020
Location
Princeton, Louisiana
Type of farm?
Livestock (All Animals)
Start Date
2020/10/19
Pay/Salary
Hourly - negotiable
Positions Available
1
Tag Words
Butchering On Farm, Chicken, Child-friendly, Direct Market, Further Processing, Livestock, Multi-species, Poultry, Swine

Description

Description

Mahaffey Farms is seeking passionate technicians to help operate our growing pastured poultry enterprise. We are rapidly expanding our production to meet an every growing demand and we require enthusiastic problem solvers with experience in pastured poultry. Lots of room to grow and learn new skills while being a part of one of the fastest growing pastured poultry producers in the country.

Location Specifics

30 minutes from downtown Shreveport, Louisiana

Position Description

Mahaffey Farms is seeking passionate technicians to help operate our growing pastured poultry enterprise. We are rapidly expanding our production to meet an every growing demand and we require enthusiastic problem solvers with experience in pastured poultry. Lots of room to grow and learn new skills while being a part of one of the fastest growing pastured poultry producers in the country.

Reports to Farm/Production Manager

Pastured Poultry Technicians are responsible for:

Maintaining production quality of all pastured poultry
Achieving weekly, monthly, and annual production goals
Increasing production efficiency while maintaining / reducing production loss
Maintaining appropriate food, water, shelter and other necessities throughout the lifecycle of pastured poultry
Monitoring feed consumption, weight gain, and animal health - making adjustments where needed
Insuring quality of processing and packaging for highest standard of finished product
Insuring proper shelter and predator protection for rapidly changing environmental conditions

Expectations

Day-to-day tasks include:

Moving poultry pens
Maintain and improve shelter conditions as needed
Filling and maintaining feed and water throughout the day
Insuring all poultry equipment is functioning properly and repairing when needed
Monitoring animal health, habits and behavior
Participating in processing, evisceration, cut-up and packaging
Insuring quality standards
Preparing brooders for incoming chicks
Moving chicks from brooders to pastured
Catching grown chickens for processing
Working in all weather conditions

Required Skills:

Must be a top-notch communicator!
Keen observation skills
Ability to work for long periods independently as well as work well on a team
Must be able to work in all weather conditions
Creative troubleshooting and problem solving
Experience with animal husbandry
Experience with chicken processing
Basic carpentry and mechanical skills
Adaptability, Versatility, Creativity
Positive attitude

Application Process

Send resume / experience to Evan McCommon via email to set up a phone interview. Further process will be discussed during phone interview.

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