Farmhand

About Our Farm: Founded in 2002, Pat’s Pastured provides the highest quality pasture-raised and grass-fed meats. 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 our pigs get to root, run and play; our chickens get to peck, scratch and crow; our turkeys gobble and strut; and our cows eat grass outside, NOT corn in confinement. 

100+ acres of pasture and woodlots spread over a 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 (6 summer, 3 winter in 2016), Meat/Poultry CSA, restaurant sales and on-farm sales.

Livestock Details:

·      Pasture-raised pigs (250-300 annually)
·      Pastured, Free-range broilers (11,000 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 (5)
·      All poultry are processed on-farm in a RI Health Department mobile processing unit

Responsibilities:

·      Ensure daily chores including watering, feeding and pasture rotation of chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs, sheep and cattle are performed with efficiency
·      Communicate with Livestock Manager and Assistant Livestock manager on overall animal health
·      Implement rotational grazing plan in conjunction with other staff
·      Tractor work and basic equipment maintenance
·      Assist in poultry processing crew
·      Fence building and general carpentry projects
·      Assisting with freezer inventory management
 

Skills and Qualifications:

·      1-3 years experience in livestock farming
·      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 of the roles 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
·      General carpentry and building skills
·      Valid drivers license
·      Dedication, reliability, and a great work ethic

This is a full-time position available immediately and ending in November. Compensation determined by experience. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and three references to patspastured@gmail.com. Any questions please contact us by email. 

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    POUltry Processor

    About Our Farm: Founded in 2002, Pat’s Pastured provides the highest quality pasture-raised and grass-fed meats. 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 our pigs get to root, run and play; our chickens get to peck, scratch and crow; our turkeys gobble and strut; and our cows eat grass outside, NOT corn in confinement. 

    100+ acres of pasture and woodlots spread over a 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 (6 summer, 3 winter in 2016), Meat/Poultry CSA, restaurant sales and on-farm sales.

    Position:  We have an opening for a part-time poultry processor.  This is a weekday position, available immediately and ending in November.  Working with our farm staff, including the Livestock Manager, in processing our pasture raised chicken, duck, and turkeys.

    Hourly Rate:  $10-$12 per hour

    Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and three references to patspastured@gmail.com. Any questions please contact us by email. To learn more about Pat’s Pastured you can visit our website www.patspastured.com or our Facebook page.