Assistant Livestock Manager

Pat's Pastured was founded in 2002 and 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 pigs get to root, run and play; chickens get to peck, scratch and crow; turkeys goggle and strut; cows eat grass outside, NOT corn in confinement.

Farm Description

120+ acres of pasture and woodlots spread over 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 (4 summer, 3 winter in 2018), Meat/Poultry CSA, restaurant sales, our food truck and on-farm sales.

Livestock Details:

Pasture-raised pigs
Pastured, Free-range broilers & ducks
Pasture-raised turkeys
Grass-fed beef steers
Free-range laying hens
Free-range laying ducks
Livestock Guardian Dogs

All poultry are processed on-farm in a RI Health Department inspected processing facility


Ensure daily chores including watering, feeding and pasture rotation of chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs, and cattle are performed with efficiency
Communicate with livestock manager on overall animal health
Report any issues immediately to farm manager. Work together to problem solve
Develop and implement rotational grazing plan in conjunction with livestock manager
Tractor work and basic equipment maintenance
Assist in managing on-site poultry processing crew
Fence building and general carpentry projects
Assisting with freezer inventory management
Interact with public through workshops, volunteering, and daily visitation
Assist with training, directing, and managing staff and volunteers
Help organize learning opportunities for staff

Skills and Qualifications:

2-4 years experience in livestock farming
Experience instructing and managing others effectively
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 – interest in learning and implementing “Lean manufacturing” techniques in a farm environment
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 with clean driving record
Willingness to work 4 days per week and 1 weekend day
Dedication, reliability, and a great work ethic

This is a full-time, year round salaried position – position to begin March 2019. Compensation determined by experience. In addition they will receive meat, eggs and other goodies from farm friends. 

Interested applicants must send a resume, cover letter, and three references to to be considered for this position. Any questions please contact us by email. To learn more about Pat’s Pastured you can visit our website or our Facebook page.