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Brenneman Pork

Farrowing Caregiver

Farrowing – Thompson, Missouri
Department Farrowing
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $12.50/hr to commensurate with experience

Position:  Farrowing Caregiver

Department/Location: Farrowing -  Thompson, MO

Summary of Position

Provides daily care to sows and piglets as a team member of the Farrowing Department following standard work instructions in a Commercial Swine Operation.


  • Provide daily care to sows and piglets to ensure proper feed, water and air is available
  • Maintain and monitor overall animal health, care and treatment by Tyson and PQA+ standards including recorded keeping therein
  • Assist farrowing sows and attend to newborn piglets within expected time-frame
  • Ensure a balanced farrowing card
  • Prepare room for farrowing to ensure proper supplies are available
  • Process piglets according to company and PQA+ standards
  • Adhere to all company policies at all times, including Animal Welfare, Bio-Security and Safety
  • Maintain accurate production records following company SOPs and protocols
  • Move animals using safe handling practices and TQA standards, including weaning piglets to nursery
  • Administer routine and seasonal vaccinations and injections or suggested by veterinarian
  • Maintain proper barn environment through ventilation protocols
  • Understand animal feeding and nutrition management
  • Monitor water usage and adjustment ensuring animals are provided with clean fresh water at all times
  • Ensure highest level of safe working environment and safe work practices


  • Respect and care for all animals is required. The ideal candidate must also possess experience in creating a culture of respect and care for all animals.
  • Knowledge and enforcement of the latest industry biosecurity best practices must be observed and enforced throughout the farm.
  • Individual must be dedicated, goal-oriented, motivated and able to work effectively as a team member
  • Must be a self-starter that can operate at times unsupervised
  • Previous experience in pork production required
  • Ability to do basic math – addition, subtraction, and multiplication
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Available to work every other weekend required, as well as flexibility in hours during health and staffing challenges. Regular, consistent attendance required.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift, move or carry up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodation
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, push, pull, bend, stoop, kneel, and squat for extended period of time on varied surfaces and capable of being on their feet for up to 10 hours a day
  • Ability to work in noise levels that may require hearing protection
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms, balance, and climb over gates up to 48 inches in height
  • Must possess ambulatory skills sufficient to move throughout the farm
  • Must possess good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including the use of hands to finger, handle, grasp or feel objects, tools, controls, or animals

Brenneman Pork is an EEO/AA employer

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  • Location
    Thompson, Missouri
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  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $12.50/hr to commensurate with experience
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