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Poultry Hatchery Manager

 

Overview

Hatchery Managers over see all aspects of a poultry hatchery. This includes the management of personnel, eggs and equipment. 

 

poultry hatchery manager

 

What responsibilities will I have?

  • Manage and coordinate, through supervisory personnel, hatchery activities such as, egg pick-up and deliveries, care, incubation and hatching, grading, vaccination, and preparation and shipping of chicks
  • Oversee Quality Assurance/Quality Control program
  • Monitor and manage facility equipment and repairs, addressing maintenance issues.
  • Oversee hatchery sanitation
  • Keep a current knowledge of industry trends and information regarding hatchery equipment and operations
  • Manage animal welfare program
  • Plan and oversee hatchery budget
  • Comply with all company policies, animal welfare guidelines, and local, state and federal laws, and regulations
  • Manage chick care, maintenance, packing and transfer activities
  • Manage and maintain weekly hatch schedules providing proper number of birds to processing plant
  • Direct supervision of salaried and hourly employees

 

What education and training is required?

To be a Hatchery Managers Bachelor’s degree in animal or poultry science is required.

 

To pursue a career as a poultry hatchery manager:

The following high school courses are recommended:  agricultural education, animal science, mathematics, English, biology and chemistry.

 

Where can I work?

Hatchery managers work for poultry production companies that are vertically integrated or companies that provide stock for smaller poultry operations.

 

Future Job Market / Outlook

The future outlook for a hatchery manager will be good over the next five years.

 

Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Poultry Science Association
  • World’s Poultry Science Association
  • State level associations and federations 

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