Livestock Manager

Farm · East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Department Farm
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor
Compensation $42,000-$48,000 salary

LIVESTOCK MANAGER

Pat's Pastured was founded in 2002 and provides the highest quality pasture-raised and grass-fed meats all grown in Rhode Island. Our goal is to provide our livestock with a life that allows them to express their natural instincts fully in a pasture environment. That means that pigs get to root, run and play; chickens get to peck, scratch and crow; turkeys goggle and strut; cows eat grass outside, NOT corn in confinement. 

Farm Description

100+ acres of pasture and woodlots spread over several pieces of land in Rhode Island. All land is managed in an intensive rotational management system with multiple species of livestock. The main farm is located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. All meat and eggs are sold through farmers markets (4 summer, 2 winter in 2021), home delivery, Meat/Poultry CSA, restaurant sales and on-farm sales.

Livestock Details:

  • Pasture-raised pigs (350-400 annually)
  • Pastured, Free-range broilers (20,000 seasonally)
  • Pasture-raised turkeys (600 seasonally)
  • Grass-fed beef steers (30 annually)
  • Free-range laying hens (2000 annually)
  • Free-range laying ducks (200 annually)
  • Livestock Guardian Dogs (6)
  • All poultry are processed on-farm in a RI Health Department processing facility on-farm

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure daily chores including watering, feeding and pasture rotation of chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs, sheep and cattle are performed with efficiency
  • Communicate  animal health
  • Report any issues immediately to farm manager. Work together to problem solve
  • Develop and implement rotational grazing plan
  • Tractor work and basic equipment maintenance
  • Participation and assisting with management of on-site poultry processing crew - 800 per week
  • Fence building and general carpentry projects
  • Interact with public through workshops, volunteering, and daily visitation
  • Training farm team staff with Crew Manger
  • Implementing "Lean" manufacturing processes in a farm environment


Skills and Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience in livestock farming
  • Experience instructing and managing others effectively
  • Passion for working with animals
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Excellent communication skills and a good sense of humor
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • An appreciation for the role that speed and efficiency play in creating an economically viable farm
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly is required
  • Ability to operate power tools and mechanical equipment safely
  • Willingness to work long hours in all weather conditions
  • Tractor experience 
  • Experience driving livestock trailers a plus
  • Experience with lean manufacturing practices a plus
  • General carpentry and building skills
  • Valid drivers license with no recent moving violations
  • Dedication, reliability, and a great work ethic

This is a full-time, salaried, year round position. Compensation determined by experience - salary range $42,000-$48,000 plus paid vacation, sick/family leave, monthly food budget and professional development funds.  Interested applicants should answer the questions with the job description and attach a their resume and 3 professional references. We will accept applications until positions are filled. We will require either an in-person or video interview as part of the application process and if moved to next step a 1 day work try-out on-farm. 

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  • Location
    East Greenwich, Rhode Island
  • Department
    Farm
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor
  • Compensation
    $42,000-$48,000 salary