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Swine Finishing Farm Manager

 

Overview

 

A finishing farm manager manages daily operations for animal livability on farm during the last phase of the grow-out stage of the pig.  They are responsible for overseeing all aspects of the health and growth of the animal in an effective and safe manner.   

 

 

What responsibilities will I have?

  • Supervise farm activity
  • Write and enforce biosecurity plans
  • Monitor and follow-up on every aspect of animal productivity. 
  • Stay up to date on innovations and research within the industry.
  • Monitor animal health and behavior
  • Work with veterinarian to determine treatment of sick/injured animals
  • Order and arrange shipment for feed
  • Daily interaction with the animals to ensure animal well-being
  • Assign duties and examine work for exactness and conformance to policies and procedures
  • Prepare, review, and complete reports including weekly production reports, action reports supply orders, maintenance reports, feed orders, and employee time cards
  • Tour all farm departments daily with supervisors.
  • Administer and participate in the company safety program
  • Monitor ventilation and water availability in all barns

 

What education and training is required?

A bachelor’s degree in animal science is preferred for this job, but it is not necessarily required, some companies may require a high school diploma or an associate’s degree in animal science or swine management.

 

To pursue a career as a finishing farm manager:

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

 

Where can I work?

A finishing farm manager is employed by swine production farms who house and produce swine for processing.  

 

Future Job Market / Outlook

The future outlook for a nursery or finishing farm manager will be good over the next five years.

 

Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations

  • National Pork Producer’s Council
  • National Pork Board