Seeking a professional position in fast paced environment where I can use and demonstrate my technical knowledge and proven leadership skills throughout seventeen years experience in the swine industry.
Pork Production Manager January 2007 to January 2009Hintzsche Fertilizer － DeKalb, IL
Farm Supervisor Level IV January 2005 to January 2007Country View Farms － Harrisburg, PA
Overseeing a 2,400 head sow unit along with 8,000 head nursery, Gilt Developing Site, as well as an off site Breeding Project.
Completed depopulation and renovation of 2,400 head unit in 2006.
Built prototype fumigation room to aid in bio-security practices throughout the company.
Received multiple awards for three consecutive quarters for exceptional performance.
Represented Sow Farm Managers during a company Goal Development Session during June, 2006 Managed a 4,000 head sow unit with a Gilt Developer - 2005 Responsible planning 2006 Golf Outing - CVFF Pork Chop Open.
Multiplication Specialist January 2002 to January 2005Christensen Family Farms － Sleepy Eye, MN
Responsible for start up of new 4200 head Nucleus Site in South Dakota.
Responsibilities include recruiting, staffing and training of 25+ employees in Farrowing, Breeding, Nursery, and Finish Sites.
Genetic identification, PicTraq and PigChamp record keeping, production projections, and overall management of start-up.
Performed multiple trials to establish company wide Standard Operating Procedures including bio-security standards, training protocols, and production procedures.
Assisted in depopulation, cleanup, and restock of two multiplication sow farms.
Oversaw development of Heat Induction / Gilt Development program to flow heat dated animals into repopulated sow farms more efficiently.
Achieved results of top performing sow farm within the company in 2004.
Through retraining and re-structuring brought a poor performing sow farm (17 p/s/y) to peak performance reaching 27 p/s/y within a 6 month turnaround period.
Sales Rep January 2000 to January 2002Kraz Construction － Highland, IN
Farrowing Manager January 1998 to January 2000Simmermon Farms － Pendleton, IN
Managed 1200 sow unit from farrow to feeder.
Responsible for administration of medications and vaccinations and maintenance of overall herd health.
Also responsible for feed and medication orders as well as maintaining a budget provided by the owner.
Kept records daily using PigChamp system.
Provided additional training and education regarding the swine production industry to herdsmen through the National Pork Producer's Conference in Indianapolis.
Site Manager January 1996 to January 1998Perry Bope Farms － North Judson, IN
Performed site manager position for 400 sow farrow to finish unit.
Oversaw all aspects of production including budgeting, scheduling, supply orders, and administration of medications and vaccinations.
Responsible for overall herd health.
Provided additional assistance to owner during sell off and closing of farm business for owner's retirement.
Herdsperson January 1987 to January 1994Walker Wolf Farms － LaPorte, IN
Maintained herd health and general farming responsibilities on 150 sow farrow to feeder unit.
Additional responsibilities included crop farming on 800 acre farm for feed production.
P.Q.A. Level III Certification 1999, 2002 - 2006 : General Studies, 1991LaPorte High School － LaPorte, IN
National Pork Producers Conference 2000 & 2004 Myers-Briggs Intro to Type 2004 & 2005 Breeding Skills from Swine Vet Center- St. Peter, MN 2003 & 2004 Farrowing Skills from Swine Vet Center-St. Peter, MN 2003,2004, &2005 DISC Personality Type Session - Sponsored by Pfizer 2006