Working at Olysky Sask Valley Unit located near Rosthern, SK. the Breeding Technician is responsible for the overall care and maintenance of the animals in the breeding/farrowing unit.
Responsibilities include: - Ensure proper handling of breeding stock - Carry out the breeding program to ensure production targets are met, which includes both hand breeding and Artificial Insemination - Identify sows/gilts in heat and cycling for optimum breeding results - Preg. checking using ultrasound equipment - Ensure proper handling and comfort of sows, gilts and piglets - Carry out feeding routine - Recognize problems and provide basic assistance - Recognize and treat common diseases and disorders - Monitor pig health and recognize signs of disorder and report concerns - Perform routine procedures with new birthed piglets (castration, clip tails and teeth, iron shots) - Perform cross fostering of piglets to ensure viability - Perform weaning procedures - Weigh and transport pigs - Provide water for animals and perform routine maintenance on water drinkers - Interpret labels, handle and administer medications and vaccines - Ensure the Unit?s biosecurity protocol is followed by all staff and visitors - Operate a high pressure washer and ensure cleanliness and sanitation standards for the Unit are met - Follow safe manure management procedures when cleaning out manure pits - Monitor and maintain proper ventilation and temperature using automated control system - Ensure accurate records are kept and submitted in a timely fashion to head office (farrowing logs and weaning cards) - Responsible to act safely in performing job duties at all times - Reporting safety concerns to the safety representative and/or Unit Manager.
Skills and Abilities
Type Of Livestock Specialization
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
- Driver's licence