Livestock Manager

  • Full Time
  • Denver

Superior Farms

Job Title: Denver Livestock Manager

Reports To:  Denver Lamb Buyer

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Department:  Procurement

Summary:  Directs and coordinates activities of receiving and unloading lambs by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Requires advanced knowledge in the field of Animal Husbandry.
  • Organize, supervise, and direct the work of personnel engaged in receiving, and unloading livestock.
  • Uses advanced knowledge of livestock, exercises independent judgment in examination and valuation of livestock, determines grade and allocates product to individual customer programs.
  • Oversight responsibility for many Special Projects, including but not limited to, various livestock audits and Humane Handling.


  • On a daily basis you will be performing multiple duties:
  • Complete and email Preliminary kill sheet
  • Hand out preliminary sheets to kill floor, pelts and yards
  • Write up kill sheet (excel) (Head counts, pelt types, feed types and average weight for each lot)
  • Write up ante mortem drive cards for inspection.
  • Assisting livestock personnel and truck drivers with unloading trucks and moving livestock
  • Line up and monitor kill daily.
  • Get an accurate counts of livestock for each lot
  • Assign lot numbers
  • Writing and receive Purchase Orders in (Dynamics)
  • Post Batch Numbers (Dynamics)
  • Complete and email final kill sheet
  • Pick Lot numbers (Dynamics)
  • Complete and email Receiving log daily
  • Complete and email Daily Cooler Recap
  • Complete and email load out sheets
  • Provide the USDA with Weekly Head Counts

Final Kill (excel)

  • Complete finalized kill spreadsheet and email to distribution list.

Receiving Log

  • Record all information shipper, head counts, weights, trucker and specific lot
  • Information (DOA, DIP’s, Lot names or any other pertinent information)
  • Keep track of trucks livestock yards personnel unload at night and on the weekend
  • Keep track of any lambs that are fed
  • Complete receiving log and email to distribution list.

Lamb lots accounting

  • Adjust each lot and add any out weights and condemns
  • Print each individual lot
  • Print daily total

Daily Cooler Recap

  • Enter information from lamb lots
  • Receive carry over numbers from Coolers add into spread sheet
  • Put together the Daily Cooler Recap
  • Fill out load recap sheets and distribute.
  • Set up Fab numbers and carcasses shipping out

USDA weekly head count (excel)

  • Separate lambs, goats and ewes
  • Verify head counts
  • Complete Government headcount weekly on a daily basis and email to the distribution list.
  • Government Daily Head Counts

Set up weekly procurement and truck schedule.

  • Talk with Buyers and Truck drivers
  • Coordinate shipments with buyers and truck drivers and schedule appointment for delivery.
  • Provide yard map to drivers and coordinate unloading of lambs based on pen availability. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); 3+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must be able to interface well with all employees of the Company and to represent the Company in a highly professional manner.  Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.  Must be multi-task oriented.

Language Ability:

Ability to understand written and verbal instructions.  Ability to effectively read, speak and communicate in English. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before small groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires or complaints.

Math Ability:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to interact and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to react, respond and solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of various computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation and/or ERP software as well as the ability to type and perform 10 key by touch if germane to your position.

Certificates and Licenses:

No certifications needed however expertise in animal husbandry is required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is normally quiet and the temperature is typically normal to moderate.


Travel may be required to attend work related events, training and/or to other company locations.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use fine motor control in hands to feel and manipulate objects, tools, keyboards, etc.; reach with hands and arms; speak and hear at normal conversational levels.  The employee is frequently required to sit for prolonged periods of time; manipulate keys on a keyboard; concentrate on images on a computer screen for long periods of time; spend long durations of time speaking and listening through a phone line; enduring moderate levels of stress on a daily basis; and occasionally required to climb, balance, walk, bend, kneel, or crouch.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust to changing light. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift 50 pounds.

Rate of pay – DOE

Schedule – Monday-Friday, occasional weekend work and phone calls, some travel

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