PAT’S PASTURED

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

Responsibilities:

  • 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 patspasturednews@gmail.com to be considered for this position.  Any questions please contact us by email. To learn more about Pat’s Pastured you can visit our Facebook page.

 
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