Farrowing Technician

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Willowview Livestock Ltd.
Work Type: 
Full Time
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Work Schedule: 
weekdays 7 - 4, alternating weekends 2-5 pm
Posting Date: 
Monday, March 16, 2020 to Thursday, April 16, 2020
Community Career & Employment Services - Fanshawe, Simcoe/Norfolk Regional Campus

Lisa Savoy (Job Developer)

The Employment Centre - 5 Queensway Drive East - Unit # 2 -  Simcoe, ON  N3Y 5K2

(519)428-1135 x 232 (office) or (519)709-1178 (cell)


NOTE: Please apply in accordance with the Contact Information in the posting


Duties include, but not limited to:  1. Care and feeding of sows during all stages of production.  2. Assisting sows during farrowing process, post farrowing cross fostering.  3. Processing piglets.  4. Assisting with weaning sows.  5. Day to day barn activities, including general maintenance and cleaning.


Skills Requirements:  Keen stock observation skills.  Ability to recognize and treat health problems in timely manner.  Experience adhering to strict bio security protocols.  Experience calculating dosages and administering medications and vaccines.  Ability to work methodically and accurately.  The ability to look ahead to see what work needs to be done next.  Ability to work in fast paced barn environment, with minimal supervision  Must report and communicate with barn manager daily.  Experience with feeding and watering systems.   Must be able to work alternating weekends.

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