Herd Manager/Milking Shifts at Raw Milk Dairy

Location: Essex, NY (Essex County)

Term: Full-time, Part-time

Salary/Pay: varies

Deadline to Apply: 10/01/2020

How to Apply: [email protected]

Echo Farm

Echo Farm produces meat, dairy, vegetables, fruiots, berries, syrup and flowers for it's value-added catering operation. The farm is powered completely on renewable energy and pursues management practices that promote environmental steardship. We rotationally graxe broilers, ducks, cows and sheep. On 40 acres and 2 greenhouses we produce all the food our catering company uses plus all the food to feed hungry farmers year round. Our farm is a collaboration between core members who collectively make decisions and share profits/resources/skills with and between one another. 


Job Description

Echo Farm in Essex (farmsteadcatering.com) is seeking an experienced milker to assist with once-a-day cow milking/bottling/cleaning. We will hire prospects for our herd manager position to begin relief milking shifts currently (between 2 and 5 mornings based on availability); however we would like to groom a motivated candidate who wants to transition into the full time position listed below.

The ideal candidate is excited to gradually take over herd management, is meticulous, well-organized and comfortable in the barn or behind a desk. Our herd manager will oversee breeding, milking, sanitation SOPs, calf care, supplies fulfillment, milkhouse/equipment maintenance, veterinary needs, record keeping, compliance with NYS Raw Milk guidelines, fencing, and to a lesser degree, marketing. Our herd manager will bring their own expertise but will be given resources and autonomy to develop the diary as their main project. 

Compensation would be hourly for covering milking shifts and a competitive salary with profit-sharing for our full-time herd manager position.
Interested individuals may send a cover letter and references by email [email protected]. No resume is necessary.