Breed Technician


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: Breed Technician

Location: St. Charles, MN

Description: BreedTechnician reports to Sow Farm Manager and is responsible for breeding, daily care, health and maintenance for all sows in designated work site.

Hours: Generally – Monday-Friday 6:30am-4:00pm; times may vary based on business needs

Rotating Weekend and Holiday Schedule Required.

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

Essential Job Functions:

  • Caring for and handling of sows
  • Feeding and checking waters
  • Perform heat detection on sows
  • Breed sows through artificial insemination
  • Conduct pregnancy checks
  • Monitor and treat sows as needed by administering vaccines and medicines
  • Cleaning facilities and minor maintenance
  • Keeping detailed and accurate records
  • Understand and follow Holden Farms Biosecurity Program


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong interest in working with animals with a desire to learn and self-develop
  • Detailed oriented and meticulous
  • Self-motivated team player with a positive attitude
  • 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 9+ hrs/day
  • Ability to frequently bend, reach, squat and kneel
  • Must have reliable transportation


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


No previous experience working with pigs required.

APPLY TODAY!! Contact Jeny7 at 507-301-0679 or send 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.