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Breeding Technician

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Job Order #: 5325534

Employer Name:
Olysky LP
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Full Time
Length of Employment:
Grade 10
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Employer Name:
Olysky LP

Employer Address:
10333 8TH AVE

Contact Name:
Bobbie-Jo P

Contact Phone:
(306) 682-7232

Contact Fax:
(306) 682-1926

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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
 - Swine
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Driver's licence


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