Swine Seedstock - Wean-Finish Manager

full time at Ledger Swine Farms in Williamsburg, Iowa, Mid-West
Ledger Swine Farms Inc.– Williamsburg, Iowa Farrow –finish system that is PIC Boar Affiliate herd producing Natural Service Boars. LSF handles all responsibilities relating to production, orders, invoicing, payment collection, delivery and customer service. This position will involve all daily activities related to management of wean-finish and off-test boar unit. An opportunity to become heavily engaged in all production aspects related to swine genetics.


1) Daily chores which includes but is not limited to walking pens and inspecting all pigs, waters and feeder settings.

2) Treating and identifying any sick or unthrifty pigs.

3) Keep vaccination and treatment records according to PQA level III guidelines.

4) Closely inspect boars, monitor for defects or injuries and take appropriate action.

5) Monitor bulk bin levels and place feed orders at on site feed mill.

6) Inspect, maintain and repair all equipment and facilities. If equipment needs outside service or repairs notify farm manager.

7) Record all activities of each individual group. Ex; movement, treatments, deaths.

8) Coordinate all pig movements, sales of markets, off-testing of boars, movement of boars to off-test and sales unit.

9) Pressure wash rooms, alleys and equipment between groups.

10) Keep office, shower and storage areas clean and organized on a weekly basis.

11) Maintain all the appropriate records and reports on timely basis.

12) Handle all daily activities of off-test and sales units. Include inspecting hogs, cleaning and movements.

13) Assist farm manager with weaning, sow movement and any other required activities.

14) Assist with farm remodel and improvement activities.

15) Report directly to farm manager for direction and responsibilities.


1) Self Motivated and aggressive.

2) Positive work attitude and focus on success of Ledger Swine Farms.

3) Focus on producing superior genetics for LSF customers.

4) Honest and trust worthy, timely and responsible.

5) Detail oriented with good communication skills.

6) Excellent understanding of current swine industry structure.

7) Excellent communication skills.

8) Understand operational goals of genetic production and genetic improvement.

9) Work requirements – 5 days / week includes rotation of choring on weekends. Will average approximately 50 hrs/week. General hours 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

10) Employees bring lunch to farm.

11) Employees may not live on a premise where pigs are kept, nor may they live with another person who works with swine. They may not have daily contact with pigs other than those owned by Ledger Swine Farms.

12) Employee must meet bio-security requirements established by Ledger Swine Farms.

13) Employee will be required to review Ledger Swine Farms Inc. employee handbook and sign form that they understand employment criteria.


Salary – Will be based on employee experience and qualifications. Payment will be every other Friday. Current base salary of $650/wk. Additional compensation is based on job performance and profitability of LSF. Vacation – 5 days paid + 3 paid Holidays. Vacation days must be used yearly, or they will be forfeited. $150 / month health insurance stipend. Job performance evaluation at the end of 6 months. 60 day trial period with performance review.

Contact: Gary Ledger – 319-662-9022

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Published at 14-04-2009
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