Livestock Manager Featured
Spiraledge, Inc. (Rancho Soquel and Benaroya Family Farm)
Los Gatos, CA and Soquel, CA
Who we are
Spiraledge is a company founded on one essential principle: to help people live healthier lives.
Benaroya Family Farm is a diverse 10 acre homestead in Los Gatos. We are seeking a driven and holistically minded individual to manage a small herd of dairy goats, ducks, layers, and broilers.
Rancho Soquel is a 20 acre property near Santa Cruz, which is currently in development as an organic production farm that will feature mixed vegetables, orchards, and a variety of pastured livestock.
Los Gatos & Soquel CA | Full-time + Benefits
Who you are
- Have a passion for animal and human welfare, ecologically sound farming practices, and progressive holistic approaches to food system management
- Comfortable adhering to naturopathic principles for animal care whenever possible
- Have diverse experiences managing a variety of livestock species, with special emphasis on dairy goats
- Have experience milking by machine and hand
- Have experience processing milk
- Have experience with goat breeding and kidding
- Team oriented, but able to work individually on a regular basis
- Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Self-motivated, organized, and manage time efficiently
- Punctual and able to work occasional weekends and overtime when required
What you will do at Benaroya Family Farm
- Lead care for livestock including health checks, hoof trimming, feed quality control, and coordinating with vets
- Plan, lead, and coordinate goat breeding program and kidding season activities
- Perform and coordinate daily milking and milk processing, daily egg collections, and occasional meat harvests
- Provide daily email updates to owner, supervisor, and other team members
- Create systems for, and keep accurate records of feed consumption, numbers of animals, parasite loads, and other metrics as needed
- Inventory and order all livestock related items which need to be kept in stock including feed, cleaning supplies, supplements, and equipment
- Make recommendations for livestock management based on observations, best practices, and holistic animal care principles
- Assess animal enclosures for safety issues, breaches, pests, and structural integrity
- Implement control measures for pests and predators
- Manage grazing, seeding, and irrigation of small forage pastures
- Perform and coordinate regular maintenance on all processing/milking equipment
- Train other staff members on livestock protocols
- Assign and oversee tasks when appropriate
What you will do at Rancho Soquel
- Assist with planning and logistics for the development of livestock operations
- Consult with farm manager and owner on livestock management decisions as required
- Make occasional site visits to assess animal health and operational success
- We support our healthy living culture by offering free yoga and fitness classes, gym membership and company sponsored events like organized runs and competitive swims.
- We believe that we can help change the world with healthy nutritious food and we provide fresh fruit, healthy snacks and beverages and catered lunches.
- We know you want to look good when you are being active and we offer deep discounts at SwimOutlet.com and YogaOutlet.com on the products we carry.
- We also want you to not worry about your health and financial options so we provide the traditional perks like health, dental, vision and disability insurances; 401k match; Paid Time Off and competitive pay. We even have insurance for your pets to keep them healthy too!
- Onsite housing may be available if the situation is right.
To apply, please go to: http://bit.ly/Spiraledge. We look forward to hearing from you!
Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.