Yards laborer (R3955)

Supply Chain Management Windom, Minnesota


Position at Prime Pork, LLC


Prime Pork is looking for individuals to work in their Yards department. Yards Laborer/Livestock Handlers will be responsible for assisting in hog movement from truck to pens in a safe manner. They will also be responsible for proper documentation of animals and follow Prime Pork’s animal well-being and handling policies.

Main Responsibilities

  • Tattooing animals off truck
  • Monitor the load for excited, slow, down, or non-ambulatory animals
  • Moving livestock from unloading area, to scale, to pens, then to stunning area via the use of persuasion tools
  • Segregates and culls any hogs that may have been missed and reports
  • Responsible for euthanasia of non-ambulatory hogs
  • Maintains cleanliness of barn and equipment
  • Ensure USDA regulatory compliance
  • Safe and effective use of mobile equipment as required
  • Advocate and maintain a strong commitment to safety in the operating process
  • Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment such as hard hats, steel toe boots, hearing protection, etc.
  • Follow Prime Pork’s animal well-being and handling policies

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to stand or walk for entire shift
  • Ability to withstand higher levels of noise, dust, and odors associated with livestock on a daily basis
  • Physical strength to assist in moving 200-300lb non-ambulatory animals
  • Good counting/math skills
  • Ability to read, write, and reason
  • Ability to withstand a variety of temperature and climate changes
  • Good working knowledge of livestock quality and livestock handling
  • 1 year of prior livestock handling experience
  • Ability to tattoo hogs and use animal driving aids
  • Ability to pass pre-employment and random drug tests
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be authorized to work in U.S.
  • TQA certification preferred
  • Ability to differentiate between little and heavy hogs (weight estimation) preferred
  • Captive bolt gun experience preferred
  • Skid loader experience preferred

At Comfrey Farm Prime Pork, part of the broader Taylor family of companies, we offer an attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary, and a competitive benefit package including health, dental & vision insurance, 401K plan, PTO (paid time off) and Holiday Pay.

About our Company
Delivering pork that consistently meets the highest standards for flavor, tenderness, texture, color and juiciness means doing what others can’t or won’t do. Comfrey Farm® Prime Pork is a start-up company with the passion and integrity to discriminately select the best quality hogs, including heritage Durocs for their most scrumptious meat characteristics. Along with that we partner with high-integrity family farmers who pledge to raise these amazing animals with the utmost dedication and care. Finally, we wholly own and operate a new, high-tech plant unlike any other in the U.S. to protect the flavor, color and integrity of our meat, and safely provide for our workforce. Our team shares Glen Taylor’s vision for elevating the craft of raising pork the way he remembers it as a child growing up on the family farm in Comfrey, MN. Comfrey Farm™ is proud to be part of the Taylor family, which consists of 80+ companies including the Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx, and Minnesota Star Tribune. If you want to join this fun, new start up, please contact Linda at 507-303-7515 or linda.sandberg@comfreyfarm.com