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Rogue Creamery
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Dairy Farm Herd Manager
Dairy Farm
Financial Controller
June 9, 2015
Supervises, coordinates and conducts the daily operations of an organic dairy, farm, herd,
employees and facilities utilizing robotic milking technology to ensure success and profitability.
Organizes and maintains all production documents and ensures the highest quality products and
results by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties
may be assigned.
Management of the Dairy Herd (50 percent of time):
 Ration preparation and feeding using primarily organic feeds
 Raising of replacements
 Milking using traditional and/or robotic milking equipment
 Upkeep of facilities, grounds and equipment
 Organic pasture management
 Organic herd management
 Monitoring, tracking and maintaining all necessary information
 Fill in for sick and vacationing employees as needed
Herd Health and Reproduction (30 percent of time):
 Treat and care for sick animals using organic interventions
 Help with difficult births
 Heat detection
 Breeding
 Monitoring, tracking and maintaining all necessary information
General Office Work and Procurement (20 percent of time):
 Record keeping (herd health, production, reproduction inventories)
 Monthly inventories
 Order supplies, repair parts, feed
 Discuss needs and problems with sales and service representatives
 Personnel evaluations
 Hold regular employees meetings
 Personnel recruitment and training, in consultation with herd owner
General Overview of Duties & Responsibilities
Make decisions pertaining to day-to-day operations, such as when an animal needs to be
treated or bred, and when veterinarians or service personnel are called.
Decide on feeding regime of herd, when hay should be harvested, when and what feed to
order, what repairs and upkeep should be performed.
Solve problems concerning herd health, failure of milking equipment or outside
equipment, nutrition and pasture management.
Maintain the highest quality, sanitation and cleanliness standards, and associated
recordkeeping for all dairy and farm products, and farm related equipment, animals and
Any other related duties as identified, requested or needed to ensure the highest standards
are maintained.
Make suggestions for budget; decide when to sell cull cows and bull calves; can sign for
items costing up to $250.
Resounding adaptability and ability to “multi-task” and prioritize
Be available, adaptable, flexible and responsive in order to support and satisfy the needs,
wants and expectations of other team members and our guests.
Maintain grounds and property
Conduct speeches at schools and community organizations (as needed)
Maintain a sufficient inventory of supplies, parts (as needed)
Directly supervises team members who are direct reports.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Rogue Creamery’s policies,
mission, goals and applicable laws.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training team members; planning,
assigning, and directing work; regularly appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining
team members; addressing complaints and resolving problems while serving Rogue
Creamery’s mission.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Collects and researches data. Uses intuition and experience to complement data. Designs work
flows and procedures. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Gathers and
analyzes information skillfully. Develops project plans. Coordinates projects. Communicates
changes and progress. Completes projects on time and budget. Manages project and team
activities. Balances team and individual responsibilities. Exhibits objectivity and openness to
others' views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Includes staff in planning, decision-making,
facilitating and process improvement. Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities. Ability to
remain flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced environment required. Meticulous attention to
details and accuracy.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; two to five
years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least one year hands-on experience successfully managing/supervising employees.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
 Trained in breeding
 Knowledgeable of disease and injury treatment and calf pulling
 Knowledgeable in dairy nutrition
 Ability to motivate and supervise employees
 Ability to communicate and work with a broad spectrum of individuals
 Knowledge of milking procedures
 Knowledge of effectively maintaining and using Dairy Herd Improvement Records
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals,
technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business
correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond
to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and
fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as
fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations
where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished
in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
High level of proficiency with personal computers and smart phones. Demonstrated proficiency
using Microsoft Office software, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook; production
and database software, and Internet usage
Current Food Handlers Certificate
FDA PMO Appx N Supervisor and Analyst Certified
Valid Driver’s License
Fork Lift Certification
HACCP Certified
CPR/First Aid certification preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team
member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to stand and walk,
use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear, and taste or smell.
The team member is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or
crawl. The team member must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift
and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the team member is frequently exposed to wet or humid
conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to outdoor
weather conditions. The team member is occasionally exposed to high or precarious places,
fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate:
In support of a safe and healthy work environment each team member will:
Follow all safety rules, regulations and instructions
Ask questions
Report all injuries, accidents, illnesses and unsafe situations immediately
Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as required when performing certain job duties or
in work areas that require it. PPE may include safety glasses, gloves, respirator, hearing
protection or other equipment, as needed.