Outdoor Breeding Unit Manager

Ian Mosey

Breeding and finishing of pigs across the North of England

An enthusiastic, pro-active and responsible person is required to manage a 1000 sow outdoor pig unit producing 7kg weaners near Malton. This is an exciting opportunity to  take over the management of a herd of 1000 sows.  You will be working with a professional and innovative team within a successful pig business and you would be responsible for the day to day management of the herd.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of the outdoor pig breeding unit
  • Strong technical knowledge and active involvement in all areas of pig production/breeding, including but not limited to serving, farrowing, feeding, moving and handling
  • The management of a small team of staff and ability to manage workload to efficiently carry out all tasks that are required on the farm
  • Efficient management of pig production costs
  • Ensure welfare code, health & safety and quality assurance requirements are adhered to always
  • Maintain knowledge of new innovation within the pig industry to ensure continuous improvement, maintenance and development of the unit
  • Management and development of the team
  • Regular communication with senior management

Key Skills and Attributes

  • Previous experience managing/working on a pig breeding farm or relevant practical experience within the pig industry
  • Thorough understanding of pig husbandry and profitable pig production
  • Excellent stockmanship skills
  • Ability to manage and work with a ‘hands on’ style
  • Excellent communicator, with the ability to communicate at all levels through all channels
  • Pro-active, enthusiastic and self-motivated, with the ability to use own initiative
  • Results driven
  • Flexible and adaptable, responding positively and creatively to challenges
  • Full UK driving licence

Full training will be provided by the Company.


Excellent renumeration
28 days holiday (inclusive of 8 bank holidays)
Company pension scheme
Childcare vouchers
Free parking on site

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