Clemens Food Group

  • Breeding Lead III - Pine Hill Sow Farm

    Job Locations US-PA-Columbia Cross Roads
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    1st Shift
    Employment Status
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Welcome to Country View Family Farms! We’re a progressive family owned company with deep roots in raising healthy pigs to make quality pork for our families and yours. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, we have operations in PA, IN, and MI. Known for being industry leaders in our practices and animal care, we live by our core values of ethics, integrity and stewardship.


    “Be Me Be Clemens”


    Country View Family Farms is a subsidiary of Clemens Food Group. Come grow with us as we continue to vastly expand our swine operations. Join a team of individuals passionate about agriculture.


    We’re Hiring a Sow Breeding Lead at our Pine Hill Farm in Covington, PA. In this role you will be the Sow Breeding Lead responsible for training and leading the breeding team. Enjoy our progressive operation including electronic sow feeding (ESF), top-notch biosecurity practices, open pen gestation, along with half our herd being antibiotic free. You will report to the Sow Barn Manager and will be a hands-on leader overseeing operations of the breeding barn including employee management, heat checking, breed timing, and animal welfare. You will lead with a focus on breeding techniques, attention to detail and efficiency.


    We Offer a competitive salary and bonus system based on performance, along with a comprehensive benefit program including medical, dental, prescription coverage, long and short-term disability, life insurance as well as paid time off and educational assistance. In addition, we offer a generous Sharing Plan, which includes a 401k with company match, and profit sharing.


    What You Would Be Doing

    • Monitor the barn environment including ventilation, electronic feed system, and watering systems checklists
    • Manage sow condition scoring, cull selection, monitor non-productive days and develop the Push List (problem eater-ESFS)
    • Oversee the health of the barn including monitoring the hospital pen, sow health and condition, feedback, treatments and vaccinations.
    • Ensure sow productivity by heat checking, confirming pregnancy, marking sows to farrow and transferring sows from GDU to breeding.
    • Review production reports and plan appropriate action for continuous improvement.
    • Project breeding schedule and semen ordering.
    • Strategize on how to meet breeding targets.
    • Utilize Continuous Improvement tools.
    • Manage all aspects of the performance of the breeding team including training, overseeing daily task assignments and time management.
    • Set team goals for production.
    • Hold team members accountable for breeding activities, company policies and key expectations.
    • Ensure animal handing and welfare policies are implemented.


    This Role is for You if:

    • You have prior livestock management; prior swine preferred, but open to other livestock backgrounds such as dairy, heifer management or poultry.
    • You have an Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or a degree from an accredited technical school; or a minimum of five years related experiences and/or training.
    • You thrive in a fast-paced environment and can physically be standing on your feet a majority of the day with the ability to lift 50 lbs.
    • You are multi-task oriented and a team player
    • You have good verbal and written communication skillsYou are available to work Monday thru Friday, with some weekends and holiday work required
    • You are committed to meeting and exceeding industry standards in care and welfare of our animals
    • You are able to tolerate a barn environment, which may include animal dander, manure, dust, blood, odors and frequently noisy conditions


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