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Job Title

Hog Confinement System Manager

Responsibilities

1) Breeds raises swine in confinement buildings for purpose of selling pork to meatpacking establishments.

2) Selects breeds swine according to knowledge of animals, genealogy, characteristics and offspring desired.

3) Regulates breeding of sow herd to produce maximum number of litters.

4) Attends sows during farrowing and helps baby pigs to survive birth infancy.

5) Notches ears to identify animals.

6) Determines weaning dates for pigs based on factors like condition of sows, cost of feed, and available space in nursery.

7) Vaccinates swine for disease and administers antibiotics and iron supplements, using syringes hypodermic needles.

8) Formulates rations for swine according to nutritional needs of animals and cost availability of feeds.

9) Grinds and mixes feed adds supplements to satisfy dietary requirements.

10) Stores and periodically examines feeds to make sure maintenance of appropriate temperatures moisture levels.

11) Operates water foggers, air-conditioners, fans, and heaters to maintain optimal temperature in swine confinement buildings.

12) Flushes hog wastes into holding pit.

13) Repairs and maintains machinery, plumbing, physical structures, and electrical wiring fixtures in swine farrowing, nursery, and finishing buildings.

14) May hire supervise worker to assist in swine production activities..

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