Job Opening Livestock Support Staff
Livestock support staff needed as soon as possible on a mixed organic vegetable and goat dairy in Stuyvesant, NY. Ardith Mae Farms is an Animal Welfare Approved goat dairy where we milk 47 Saanen, La Mancha and Alpine goats and produce a variety of french style cheeses. We are looking for a responsible, hard-working, and committed individual to provide livestock support 3-4 days a week for approximately 6-8 hours per day. The shift will begin in the morning, (there is some flexibility on am or pm chores) and will include milking and general chores, light building projects, maintaining and moving electonet fencing, fence line maintenance, helping to set up new high tensile fence, as well as animal husbandry- such as hoof trimming, helping with freshening, feeding babies and some other goat upkeep. Other responsibilities will include record keeping and helping to organize the barn/parlor/records.
We are looking for a reliable individual with some livestock experience. Acceptable experience could include (but is not limited to) cow, sheep, or goat dairy farms. Ideally, you will have experience milking and with fencing, and with the demonstrated ability to operate independently with little oversight. Timeliness is paramount for livestock support to maintain the milking schedule, so it is imperative that you are punctual each and every scheduled day. We are looking for someone who lives relatively close to the farm, but you will be responsible for your own off-farm housing and transportation. When applying, please list any other relevant skills you think may be beneficial but not listed herein.
Also, must be able to work in most weather conditions, have a strong back and be able to lift 50#.
Benefits include cheese and vegetables from the farm, pay is based off of experience.
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