Farmhand Job in Kentucky

Seeking Farmhand / Herd Assistant in Crestwood, Kentucky for 2014

The Job

We are seeking a farmhand/herd assistant to attend to live farm animals including cattle, sheep and other species using biodynamic and sustainable methods. Duties to include daily monitoring and care of livestock, use and maintenance of tractors and other farm equipment to distribute feed, moving of grass fed livestock and other general farm tasks. May assist in birth deliveries and other health monitoring activities.

The Company

Foxhollow Farm is a thriving Biodynamic farm community providing healthy food, hands on learning and a place where people can experience an earth friendly working farm. Foxhollow Farm is committed to raising high-quality grass fed beef using sustainable animal friendly farming practices. We value self-development, teamwork and integrity and achieve this daily through our established culture and community that live and work on the farm.

Who We Are Looking For

This position will report to and work closely with the Head Cattleman on a daily basis. Ideal candidates will be positive, hardworking and resourceful team players who will help move the vision and mission of Foxhollow Farm forward.

Responsibilities To Include

Feed and water livestock and monitor food and water supplies.

Operate trucks, tractors, and other equipment to distribute feed to animals.

Examine animals to detect illness, injury, or disease, and to check physical characteristics, such as rate of weight gain.

May provide minor medical treatment.

Inspect, maintain, and repair equipment, machinery, buildings and fences.

Move equipment or livestock from one location to another, manually or using trucks or carts.

Clean stalls and equipment, using disinfectant solutions, brushes, shovels, water hoses, or pumps.

May mark livestock.

Herd livestock to pastures for grazing or to scales, trucks, or other enclosures.

General farm tasks.

Maintain a safe work environment.

Traits Of An Ideal Candidate

Preferably a college degree in animal science or agriculture

High school degree will be considered with farming experience

Five (5) years of experience on a farm, handling similar duties

Some understanding of livestock genetics, breeding and grazing.

Mechanical for handling and repairing equipment.

Ability to follow instructions and take direction.

Understanding of farming operations.

Understanding of biodynamic/sustainable farming practices.

Physical Demands:

This job often requires strenuous physical demands.

The employee needs a high level of fitness and stamina, as they spend a lot of time walking around farmland, tending to animals, and carrying out maintenance.

Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Lifting moderate to  heavy amount of weight is often require, 50 Р80 lbs.

Required to talk, hear and read. High level of communication skills.

Typically works outdoors and may spend some time working in an office and/or in barns and shops.

Required to work directly with and around livestock in both the pastures and corral settings.

Required to perform maintenance on and operate heavy machinery.

The job may require long hours during the day or at night, including working many holidays.

Must have a valid license to drive.

To apply for this position, complete the online application and send along with your resume and references to iwantajob@foxhollow.com.

 

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