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 Job Title: Swine Herdsperson (NOC 8252)

Employer: Calvern Farms Ltd.


Calvern Farms Ltd. is a Hog Farm operation located in the rural area of Argyle, Manitoba. We currently have two (2) job openings for Swine Herdsperson (NOC 8252) with at least 3 years experience in the field.


Employment type: Permanent, full time (40 h/wk, 2 vacancies)

Business address: Box 89, Argyle MB, R0C 0B0

Work location: SW 14-14-1W, PR323 1099, Argyle MB, R0C 0B0

Salary/benefits: $15.50/hour. 10 days paid holidays.


Position Summary:  

Reporting to the Farm Manager, the Swine Herdsperson is responsible for the provision of quality care to all hogs housed in the facility, moving, shipping and receiving of the hogs to the facility, treatment of sick hogs and minor maintenance work as well as carrying out the day-to-day activities at the hog farm. Employees must possess an aptitude for the care and handling of animals, good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a highly productive team


Duties include:  

-       Carry out breeding and farrowing program to ensure production targets are met

-       Maintenance of semen lab, equipment & semen fridges – cleanliness, inventory of supplies & medications required

-       Formulate and execute feeding programs

-       Co-ordinate daily unit activities for the farrowing, breeding & gestation unit

-       Organize workers in unit, keep barn manager aware of farrowing, breeding & gestation activities, progress, problems & requirements

-       Ensure accurate records are kept and submitted in a timely fashion to the office

-       Ensure the unit’s biosecurity protocol is followed by all staff and visitors

-       Maintain a safe working environment

-       Recognize livestock health problems and provide basic assistance; recognize and treat common diseases and disorders reporting concerns

-       Interpret labels, handle and administer medications and vaccines

-       Identify sows/gilts in heat and cycling for optimum breeding results

-       Pregnancy check using ultrasound equipment

-       Measuring of back fat using proper equipment

-       Perform general farm duties, such as:

-               Provide water for animals and perform routine maintenance on waterers

-               Operate a high-pressure washer and ensure cleanliness and sanitation standards for the unit are                 met

-               Monitor and maintain proper ventilation and temperature using automated control system

-               Maintenance of unit – ensure that all aspects are completed including but not limited to repairs,    garbage disposal, rodent control, check bins & boot cleaning, manure management

-               Follow safe manure management procedures when cleaning out manure pits

-               Any other farm duties as required



·         At least 3 years’ experience in the field is required

·         Completion of post-secondary education in pork production is required

·         The ability to communicate verbally and written in English is required

·         The applicant must be self-motivated, good work ethics, has strong problem-solving skills as well as ability to work independently and also as a team

·         Rotational weekend and holiday work is required


Please send a cover letter, resume and two relevant references to:; Mailing address: Box 89, Argyle MB, R0C 0B0. Fax: 204-383-5751


We thank you for your interest in working with us although only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.




Job Title Swine Herdsperson
Date Posted 2017-Nov-13
Expiry Date 2018-May-13
Ad ID:11363
Post Details
Posted By Calvern Farms Ltd.
City or Province Argyle, Manitoba
Location Manitoba
Job Type Full-time
Classification Agriculture and Natural Resources