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Company Name Joshua Rockwood West Wind Acres (view profile)
Location West Charlton, New York
Date Posted January 2, 2017
Category A Farm/Business Posting A Job
Job Type Farm Help: Part-time, Full-Time, Commission Based, Job Oriented or Employees
Type of farm? Livestock (All Animals)
Expectations Livestock Details: • Pasture-raised pigs 250-500 animals in 2017 • Free-range broilers 4,000-10,000 • Grass-fed cattle 50-100 • Grass-fed sheep 25-75 • Free-range laying hens 400-800 • Spotted Draft Horses 3 • Free-range Turkeys in 2017?? 100? • Livestock Guardian Dogs 3 Responsibilities: • Daily watering, feeding and pasture rotation of broiler chickens, laying hens, ducks, turkeys, pigs, sheep and cattle • Management of chick brooder • Equipment maintenance • Tractor Operation • Product delivery • Poultry slaughter & processing • Building fence • General carpentry and construction Qualifications: • Enjoys working with animals • Willingness to work long hours in all weather conditions • Willingness to learn • Valid drivers license • Ability to lift 50 pounds or more repeatedly
Position Description As we continue to grow we seek a full time farm manager. The position will include all aspects of animal care including breeding, overseeing births, rotating to fresh pastures, selecting animals for slaughter. Loading and hauling animals to slaughter. Clearing fence row, installing and maintaining permanent and temporary fences. Planning and record keeping, and eventually overseeing other employees. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is a self starter, hard worker with good communication skills, and a problem solver.
Application Process Submit Resume and References to josh@westwindacres.com West Wind Acres 2884 West Glenville Rd West Charlton NY 12010
Tag Words Cattle, Chicken, Direct Market, Dogs, Draft Power Animals, Eggs, Farm Tours, Forestry, Fruit, Grains, Grass, Holistic, Horses, Livestock, Multi-species, Non-GMO, Orchard, Pastured, Poultry, Sheep, Swine, Turkey
Positions Available 1
Description West Wind Acres started as a hobby farm in 2008 over the years we have grown to 220 acres. We are a pasture based farm, using management intensive grazing, and mob grazing techniques. Our animals live as nature intended, and are always handled using low stress practices. We currently are raising poultry, pigs, sheep, cattle, and livestock guardian dogs. We also have 3 draft horses on the farm. 2017 Goals: Poultry: 4,000-10,000 pasture raised broilers 400-800 layers 100 heritage breed turkeys Pigs: Farrow- Slaughter 250-500 pigs Cattle: Grow herd from 50, approximately 20 calves born on farm. Purchase up to 50 additional calves at weaning Sheep: 24 ewes to lamb, grow and harvest all ram lambs. Acquire and fence 200 additional acres of leased land. Convert 20-100 acres of our hay ground to pasture.

Description

Type of farm?

Livestock (All Animals)

Expectations

Livestock Details:
• Pasture-raised pigs 250-500 animals in 2017
• Free-range broilers 4,000-10,000
• Grass-fed cattle 50-100
• Grass-fed sheep 25-75
• Free-range laying hens 400-800
• Spotted Draft Horses 3
• Free-range Turkeys in 2017?? 100?
• Livestock Guardian Dogs 3

Responsibilities:
• Daily watering, feeding and pasture rotation of broiler chickens, laying hens, ducks, turkeys, pigs, sheep and cattle
• Management of chick brooder
• Equipment maintenance
• Tractor Operation
• Product delivery
• Poultry slaughter & processing
• Building fence
• General carpentry and construction

Qualifications:
• Enjoys working with animals
• Willingness to work long hours in all weather conditions
• Willingness to learn
• Valid drivers license
• Ability to lift 50 pounds or more repeatedly

Position Description

As we continue to grow we seek a full time farm manager. The position will include all aspects of animal care including breeding, overseeing births, rotating to fresh pastures, selecting animals for slaughter.

Loading and hauling animals to slaughter.

Clearing fence row, installing and maintaining permanent and temporary fences.
Planning and record keeping, and eventually overseeing other employees.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is a self starter, hard worker with good communication skills, and a problem solver.

Application Process

Submit Resume and References to

josh@westwindacres.com

West Wind Acres
2884 West Glenville Rd
West Charlton NY 12010

Tag Words

Cattle

Positions Available

1

Description

West Wind Acres started as a hobby farm in 2008 over the years we have grown to 220 acres. We are a pasture based farm, using management intensive grazing, and mob grazing techniques. Our animals live as nature intended, and are always handled using low stress practices.

We currently are raising poultry, pigs, sheep, cattle, and livestock guardian dogs. We also have 3 draft horses on the farm.

2017 Goals:

Poultry: 4,000-10,000 pasture raised broilers
400-800 layers
100 heritage breed turkeys

Pigs: Farrow- Slaughter 250-500 pigs

Cattle: Grow herd from 50, approximately 20 calves born on farm. Purchase up to 50 additional calves at weaning

Sheep: 24 ewes to lamb, grow and harvest all ram lambs.

Acquire and fence 200 additional acres of leased land. Convert 20-100 acres of our hay ground to pasture.
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