Jer-Lindy Farms Seeking Herdsperson

Jer-Lindy Farms is look­ing for a full time herdsper­son. Please see below for full job description:

Dairy Herd Man­ager position

Jer-Lindy Farms, Jerry and Linda Jen­nis­sen, Brooten, Minn.

POSITION: Jer-Lindy Farms invites appli­ca­tions for a full-time Dairy Herd Manager.

Jer-Lindy Farms is a pro­gres­sive, award-winning 200-cow dairy rais­ing mainly Reg­is­tered Hol­stein with a few Reg­is­tered Brown Swiss cat­tle. The farm also cares for their young stock and dry cows, total­ing approx­i­mately 350 head on-site. 250 acres of adja­cent crop­land is uti­lized for forages.

The farm is the home of Red­head Cream­ery, a new ven­ture that will uti­lize the farms milk to cre­ate arti­san cheeses and serve as an agri-tourism destination.

Jer-Lindy Farms was the 2002 recip­i­ent of Stearns County Farm Fam­ily of the Year, 2003 Min­nesota Milk Pro­ducer of the Year, and 2005 MN Depart­ment of Ag. Good Neigh­bor Award.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Dairy Herd Man­ager will pri­mar­ily be expected to aid in dairy oper­a­tions from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m., includ­ing milk­ing, clean­ing, feed­ing, breed­ing, bed­ding, calv­ing assis­tance, and all other herd health issues. The posi­tion may also include occa­sional field work and minor equipment

Part– or full-time oppor­tu­ni­ties may exist for the candidate’s fam­ily mem­bers with Jer-Lindy Farms or Red­head Cream­ery depend­ing on qualifications.

Poten­tial for advance­ment within the com­pany exists, through both finan­cial and pro­fes­sional oppor­tu­ni­ties, but will be tai­lored to the individual.

Note: This job descrip­tion is not intended to be all-inclusive. Can­di­date may per­form other related duties as nego­ti­ated to meet the ongo­ing needs of the farm and the inter­ests of the candidate.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Associate’s degree in Dairy or Ani­mal Sci­ence or equiv­a­lent expe­ri­ence
• Demon­strated expe­ri­ence work­ing with cat­tle at the pro­duc­tion level
• Evi­dence of effec­tive oral and writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills
• Will­ing­ness to learn and take on new tasks
• Detail-oriented per­son
• Abil­ity to work alone and with a team to carry out the stan­dard pro­to­cols of the farm
• Abil­ity to lift and carry 50 pounds
• Expe­ri­ence admin­is­ter­ing health treat­ments to cattle

APPLICATION: Can­di­dates should send a cover let­ter (include a detailed descrip­tion of inter­ests, skills, and expe­ri­ences), résumé, and the names, addresses, and phone num­bers of two references.

Ref­er­ences will be con­tacted only for those appli­cants judged most appro­pri­ate. Please sub­mit to: Jerry and Linda Jen­nis­sen: jerry@redheadcreamery.com

CLOSING DATE: Review of appli­ca­tions will begin imme­di­ately and the posi­tion will remain open until filled. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Jerry Jen­nis­sen at (320) 290‑8520 (cell) or jerry@redheadcreamery.com

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