Christensen Farms Production Summer Help - Emmetsburg, IA in Emmetsburg, Iowa

Production Summer Help - Emmetsburg, IA

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  • Commercial Sow (MN/NIA/SD)- PC

  • Emmetsburg, IA, USA

  • $11.25

  • Hourly

  • Seasonal - Full TIme

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This key position is responsible for the daily care, health, and maintenance of all animals at the designated work site. Each Herdsperson is a vital member of a team dedicated to competitive swine production in our Sow System environment.

The ideal candidate will have a desire to work with pigs, a willingness to learn and a high level of dependability. This position offers excellent training and the opportunity for advancement for high achieving employees.


  • Cleaning and Organization

  • Supply rooms, fumigation rooms, office, break rooms, entryways, shower rooms, connecting hallways and sow washes

  • Tractor sheds

  • Grounds outside - pick up trash, check bait boxes

  • Power Washing

  • Feed drop tubes (breeding and gestation), hallways, isolation rooms, hot boxes, dead removal area

  • Repair and Maintenance

  • Repair feed tubes (breeding and gestation), replace and adjust feed tubes in farrowing, replace broken and missing farrowing crate dividers, painting (shower room floors, office, entry ways, exterior)

  • Production Items

  • Feed farrowing

  • Help with weaning

  • Process piglets/castration

  • Pit scraping

  • Address minor repairs on bio audits


  • Candidate must be 16 years or older.

  • Experience: Previous livestock handling helpful, but not required.

  • Other: Ability to work in a fast paced environment. Display a high level of respect to the team members and animals. Demonstrate an impeccable reliability/dependability standard.