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Suri & Company Alpaca Farm

Robertsville, Missouri

Deadline May 31, 2022
Job Type Full Time

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Suri & Company is seeking a full-time Alpaca Herd Manager for our herd of 42 Suri alpacas. Suri & Company is a 150-acre premier Suri alpaca breeding farm located just outside St. Louis, Missouri. Since its founding in 2017, it has become an industry leader with proven champion breeding stock and offers breeding and stud services, sales of quality stock, on-site boarding, and mentorship to clients and upcoming alpaca enthusiasts.

The Alpaca Herd Manager will be responsible for all daily care tasks for the alpacas, along with two livestock guardian dogs, several goats, and chickens. This person needs to have prior livestock-handling experience and be confident in independently performing all tasks related to animal care, including feeding, stall/pasture cleaning, administering medications as needed, basic veterinary care, etc. 

JOB DETAILS:

  • Full-time (30-40 hours per week, year-round)
  • Health Insurance available
  • Starting salary $30,000 - $45,000 depending on level of experience
  • Daily schedule will generally be 7am – 4pm 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5 years of livestock management/animal handling experience
  • Be able to lift 40--50 lbs.
  • High school education or equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • 2 professional references
  • Drug-free (owners reserve the right to randomly drug test)

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Herd health management (weighing, medications, basic first aid, documentation, etc.)
  • Keeping the barn and pastures clean & safe (picking up manure, feeding, fresh water)
  • Feeding & care of the dogs, goats, chickens, and other farm animals

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to clearly and proactively communicate with owners when an issue or questions arises, supplies are needed, etc. and the initiative to anticipate animal/farm needs
  • Comfortable working in all weather conditions (sometimes extreme heat/cold, wind, rain, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently with little socialization (this person will spend a lot of time alone with   the animals)
  • Self-motivated with the ability to recognize tasks that need to be completed
  • Positive attitude and willingness to achieve the highest standard of animal care
  • Must be able to stay off cell phone while working unless related to job tasks (communicating with other farm staff/owners, capturing content for marketing team, etc)
HOW TO APPLY

Email resume and two professional recommendations to J.king@charter.net

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