Assistant Farm Manager


Holden Farms strives to be the most progressive, innovative, and collaborative pork producer in the nation. At Holden Farms we pride ourselves on teamwork, personal growth, and opportunity. If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding career and enjoy working with animals check out Holden Farms today!

Title: Assistant Sow Farm Manager

Description: Assistant Sow Farm Manager reports to Sow Farm Manager and provides leadership to Farrow and Breed barn team members to reach farm and company goals.

Hours: Generally – Monday-Friday 6:00am-3:30pm; times may vary based on business needs

Rotating Weekend and Holiday Schedule Required

Opportunities for overtime

Compensation: Hourly, competitive based on experience, quarterly bonuses, plus we offer an excellent benefits package

Essential Job Functions:

  • Communicate and promote Holden Farm’s core values and goals to employees
  • Manage and provide leadership to up to 20 employees on sow farm in Farm Manager’s Absence
  • Participate in onboarding and leading new hire training
  • Assist in implementation of new ideas, and changes to obtain desired results
  • Breeding sows
  • Farrowing sows
  • Caring for piglets
  • Vaccinating animals
  • Cleaning facilities
  • Shipping and receiving animals
  • Keeping detailed and accurate records
  • Understand and follow Holden Farms Biosecurity Program


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor Degree in Management a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • No previous experience working with pigs required, training will be provided

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong interest in working with animals with a desire to learn and self develop
  • Self-motivated team player with a positive attitude
  • Ability to lead others in high demand situations


  • Strong prioritization and organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Dependable and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Ability to stand, walk and be on feet for 8 to 10hrs/day
  • Ability to frequently bend, reach, squat and kneel



  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) + Company Contribution
  • Profit Sharing
  • PTO/Paid Holidays
  • Short Term Disability/Long Term Disability
  • Free Pig Annually
  • Much More!


Ready to start your career with Holden Farms?

Contact Jeny at  507-301-0679 or email your resume to


NOTE: This job description in not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Position may involve travel and non-standard business hours.