Learn More About Careers in Animal Care

Interested in providing care for fast growing pigs? Check out the opportunities in Animal Care on Ohio’s pig farms!

Ohio’s state-of-the-art pig farms are specially designed to accommodate the needs of animals throughout each phase of their life. Animal care team members play an important part in the growing cycle of pigs by providing daily care to mid-sized or adult pigs within these barns.

Ready to start a career in animal care? Check out the opportunities below to find an opening in your area!

Ohio Pork Careers Animal Care

Sow Farm Team Member
Logan Pork
Experience Level: Entry Level
West Liberty, Ohio 43357
Full-Time
419-294-3838 | recruiting@kalmbachfeeds.com

Global industry leading swine producer, seeking livestock enthusiast to join our team!

Shift: Days – Full-Time

About the Role:

  • You assist with feeding, watering and movement of sows and piglets
  • You maintain specified housekeeping assignments, including power washing and disinfecting, in accordance with the provided housekeeping guidelines and expectations
  • You carry out and understand the importance of all biosecurity procedures  
  • You keep accurate record keeping for breeding and farrowing of sows within a timely and accurate manner
  • You perform vaccinations and identify/provide medical treatment to maintain the health of sows
  • You process, treat, castrate and wean piglets
  • You artificially inseminate and heat check sows
  • You perform other job duties assigned that are found to be necessary

Who You Are: 

  • GED or high school diploma preferred
  • Committed to ensure the best practices of animal care are performed on a daily basis
  • Written communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to work early mornings, and some weekends
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds consecutively
  • Have a passion for agriculture
  • Able to handle multiple assignments and tasks around the farm
  • Evidence of analytical reasoning and mathematical skills to add, subtract, multiply and divide
  • Manufacturing or farm experience preferred, but not required

About the Company: 

A member of the Kalmbach Feeds family, Kalmbach Swine Management (KSM) is the leading pork producer in Ohio. We entered the industry in 1985 with the purchase of a 600 head farrow to finish operation in Circleville. Through innovative management and dedicated teamwork, we have expanded our operations to include fourteen farrow-to-wean sow units housing over 30,000 animals. Aside from our Circleville location our farms are primarily distributed throughout western Ohio from Bryan to Marysville.

We are a company whose primary focus is to maximize production and lower cost in order to produce safe, wholesome pork with an emphasis on animal welfare. To accomplish this goal, we utilize innovative management strategies, comprehensive training programs, and emerging technologies. We pride ourselves as a management team which fosters an environment of integrated decision making and providing all the tools necessary to lead the industry in production and efficiency.

As we continue to grow our operation we are always looking for intelligent, hardworking, and innovative individuals who can join our team and maintain the success we have enjoyed as a company.

What you will enjoy:  

  • State of the art facilities and technology
  • In depth onboarding, training and development programs
  • Upward advancement and bonuses
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans available
  • 401K with company match   
  • 3 weeks paid time off in first year 
  • Access to company condo in Fort Meyers, Florida

 

Kalmbach Feeds is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Each applicant for employment is considered solely based on job qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. 

The information in your resume and application, including employment history, educational history and references, are subject to verification. 

Pre-employment drug screen (hair and urine), physical, nicotine test and criminal background check required. 

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.  

Sow Farm Team Member
BrennCo Farm A & B
Experience Level: Entry Level
Elida, Ohio 45807
Full-Time and Part-Time
419-294-3838 | recruiting@kalmbachfeeds.com

Global industry leading swine producer, seeking livestock enthusiast to join our team!

Shift: Days – Full-Time & Part-Time

About the Role:

  • You assist with feeding, watering and movement of sows and piglets
  • You maintain specified housekeeping assignments, including power washing and disinfecting, in accordance with the provided housekeeping guidelines and expectations
  • You carry out and understand the importance of all biosecurity procedures  
  • You keep accurate record keeping for breeding and farrowing of sows within a timely and accurate manner
  • You perform vaccinations and identify/provide medical treatment to maintain the health of sows
  • You process, treat, castrate and wean piglets
  • You artificially inseminate and heat check sows
  • You perform other job duties assigned that are found to be necessary

Who You Are: 

  • GED or high school diploma preferred
  • Committed to ensure the best practices of animal care are performed on a daily basis
  • Written communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to work early mornings, and some weekends
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds consecutively
  • Have a passion for agriculture
  • Able to handle multiple assignments and tasks around the farm
  • Evidence of analytical reasoning and mathematical skills to add, subtract, multiply and divide
  • Manufacturing or farm experience preferred, but not required

About the Company: 

A member of the Kalmbach Feeds family, Kalmbach Swine Management (KSM) is the leading pork producer in Ohio. We entered the industry in 1985 with the purchase of a 600 head farrow to finish operation in Circleville. Through innovative management and dedicated teamwork, we have expanded our operations to include fourteen farrow-to-wean sow units housing over 30,000 animals. Aside from our Circleville location our farms are primarily distributed throughout western Ohio from Bryan to Marysville.

We are a company whose primary focus is to maximize production and lower cost in order to produce safe, wholesome pork with an emphasis on animal welfare. To accomplish this goal, we utilize innovative management strategies, comprehensive training programs, and emerging technologies. We pride ourselves as a management team which fosters an environment of integrated decision making and providing all the tools necessary to lead the industry in production and efficiency.

As we continue to grow our operation we are always looking for intelligent, hardworking, and innovative individuals who can join our team and maintain the success we have enjoyed as a company.

What you will enjoy:  

  • State of the art facilities and technology
  • In depth onboarding, training and development programs
  • Upward advancement and bonuses
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans available
  • 401K with company match   
  • 3 weeks paid time off in first year 
  • Access to company condo in Fort Meyers, Florida

 

Kalmbach Feeds is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Each applicant for employment is considered solely based on job qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. 

The information in your resume and application, including employment history, educational history and references, are subject to verification. 

Pre-employment drug screen (hair and urine), physical, nicotine test and criminal background check required. 

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.  

Nursery Care Specialist
Adam Family Farms
Experience Level: Entry Level
Howard, Ohio 43028
Full-Time or Part-Time
7405048571 | alanwayneadam@gmail.com

Nursery is the general term used to describe the barn where pigs are housed when they are 6-8 weeks of age.  This position is responsible for providing daily care to ensure healthy growth and well-being of mid-sized pigs.  The Nursery Care Specialist will be responsible for performing daily duties within the nursery, such as: receiving and housing newly-weaned pigs from other barns, maintaining a clean and safe living environment, managing animal feed levels, providing routine health vaccinations, monitoring overall animal health, care and treatment, and maintaining accurate records.  The ideal candidate should have a desire to work hands-on with pigs, high attention to detail, and enjoy working with other team members.

Hog Loader
Cooper Farms
Experience Level: Entry Level
Ft. Recovery, Ohio 45846
Full-Time
419-763-4096 | kristenk@cooperfarms.com

About Cooper Farms

Cooper Farms is a diversified farm and food company based in Northwest and West Central Ohio, an area rich in agricultural tradition. Born and raised in the area, the Cooper family has strengthened existing relationships and made new ones, deepening their roots and growing their father’s business.

Today, raising turkeys, hogs and laying hens is only half of the business. Vertical integration has allowed us to monitor quality throughout our processes, ensuring our customers are receiving the highest quality products possible. This includes taking a hands-on approach to overseeing the day-to-day care of our animals, as well as manufacturing the feed that keeps them healthy and strong.

Quality extends to our food processing plants, where all of our high-quality meats are produced and packaged. At Cooper Farms, our path to innovation is never ending and ever-changing. We are constantly striving to maintain a flexible business model to consistently meet our customer’s needs.

OBJECTIVE: To safely and humanely load market hogs while always keeping grower and company needs a priority.

QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma is preferred. A valid driver’s license is preferred, but not required.

SKILLS REQUIRED: Must be able to work alongside a team, be timely and a self-starter. The ability to pay close attention to detail is required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  For the physical requirements of this job, please see Human Resources.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Handle animals with proper care when moving/loading.
  2. Follow all animal handling guidelines.
  3. Ensure all equipment and boots are disinfected after every herd.
  4. Follow all bio-security practices and SOPs as they relate to the position.
  5. Be courteous and respectful to fellow team members, managers and growers.
  6. Responsible for leaving the barn in the same condition as it was prior to arrival.
  7. Promote the Cooper Culture through trainings and personal demonstration.
  8. Maintain an active interest in performance level, attendance, and attitude.
  9. Follow all safety practices and protocols.
  10. Perform all duties as apparent or assigned.

These are the current essential functions of the job and are subject to change.