Overview

Dairy Farm Worker Job at Haanview Farms Loretto, ON

At Haanview Farms we are looking to add to our team!

Haanview Farms is family farm home to 190 head of holsteins milking 70-80 on two Lely Robots. We also crop 500 acres of hay, corn, soybeans and wheat. This position is focused on working with the cows and in the barn though some tractor work may be asked of in season, driving a skid steer is part of the daily routine required. We are looking for someone who is a quick learner, able to work independently, has experience working with cattle and is technologically inclined. It is a physically demanding position and can be fast pace during our busy seasons but also rewarding at the end of each day. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude who is pleasant to work with and will find enjoyment in their responsibilities.

Skills and experience

  • Experience working with dairy cows
  • Experience working with automated systems and the software
  • Experience driving tractors and working with equipment
  • Experience driving skid steer

Attributes and Knowledge

  • Technologically inclined
  • Patient with livestock
  • Able to follow instructions well
  • Attentive to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work independently
  • A team player
  • Eager to learn new jobs
  • Fast learner
  • Able to work at a fast pace
  • Able to multi-task

Shifts/Hours

50 hr weeks

Wage will vary based on experience and skill set

Required hours are:

  • Mon-Fri; 6:30-10 am; 4-7pm
  • Every other Sat/Sun; 6:30-9:30 am; 4-7pm
  • This position is responsible for morning and afternoon chores, 6:30-10AM and 4-7PM Mon-Fri and every other weekend as well as other tasks that are not daily. Mon-Fri there will be work during the day but it will vary from day to day and can be flexible with the successful candidates schedule. This work will rely on weather and what is needed done at that time. Since the hours are split, morning and afternoon chores, it is in the employees best interest to live close to the farm so the commute isn’t too far. It is a physically demanding job and fatigue can settle in at the end of some days as well this allows the successful candidate to go home for lunch or longer breaks.

The successful candidate will be trained on the robotic milking, feeding routine for heifers and calves as well as other tasks in the barns. They will work as a team but also independently depending on the task at hand. The position entails working inside and outside in the summer and winter. Heavy lifting will be a part of this position as well as fast pace cardio work. We also have public tours at Haanview Farms and part of this position is cleaning for the tours which include pressure washing, hand washing and sweeping. This is on hold during COVID but may open up again in the summer months.

Responsible tasks include

  • Cleaning automated milking systems
  • Feeding calves
  • feeding heifers
  • Cleaning cow stalls and crosswalks
  • Bedding up cows, heifers and calves
  • Running a footbath
  • Washing waterbowls
  • Identifying and helping cows that need help to get milked
  • Milking and treating fresh cows as necessary
  • Feeding new born calves

Reference ID: 1609462

Expected start date: 2021-01-01

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $14.00-$16.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking
  • Store discount

Schedule:

  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

Experience:

  • working with livestock: 1 year (Required)
  • driving a skid steer: 1 year (Preferred)

Licence:

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About the Company

Company: Haanview Farms

Company Location:  Loretto, ON

Estimated Salary:

About Haanview Farms