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Livestock Team Member I

Job Details

Cienega Capital LLC - Paicines, CA
$16.00 - $18.00 Hourly

Description

Livestock Team Member I

Compensation: $16/hour

Employment Type: Full-time, temporary

About Cienega Capital:

Cienega Capital is the administrative and investment hub of the #NoRegrets Initiative.

The #NoRegrets Initiative is an integrated relationship-centered approach to land and asset management that uses a variety of capital ecological, financial and social to grow the health of agricultural lands and the communities that steward them. This work is done through Cienega Capital, Globetrotter Foundation, Paicines Ranch Learning Center, Paicines Ranch Hospitality and Paicines Ranch.

Company Overview:

Paicines Ranch is a 7500-acre property focused on holistically managed, certified organic rangeland, irrigated cropland, and vineyards. Located near Hollister, California, our mission is to imagine, design, create, and manage agricultural practices that promote ecosystem health, economic viability, and inspiration. Our vineyard is a uniquely designed polyculture with a partial overhead trellis system that supports year-round grazing.

Paicines Ranch is located near Paicines, CA. We have several growing livestock enterprises. Sheep and cattle graze irrigated and rangeland pastures, while pigs and poultry spend most of their time on irrigated ground. We use livestock as a tool to improve our soil health and ecological resilience. Our land is certified organic and managed using Holistic Management. We raise our animals 100% on pasture and use antibiotics only therapeutically to treat active disease, which we minimize by maintaining a high level of nutrition and culling animals that do not perform well in our system. We sell our meats directly to consumers and through wholesale channels.

For more information about our regenerative efforts, visit Paicines Ranch - Our Work.

Position Overview:

We are looking for an entry level enthusiastic and proactive livestock team member to come learn and grow with us. We are seeking a new team member to assist in day to day operations of a 7,600 acre regenerative farm in Paicines, CA. Our ideal candidate will align with our ranch mission and will commit to sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices.

We are a small team, and you will be part of all aspects of the operation. This is a fantastic opportunity to build skills on beautiful land with a team of like-minded individuals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate within a team setting to ensure the smooth operation of livestock enterprises.

  • Assist with the daily care and management of poultry and pig enterprises, and occasionally support other livestock ventures.

  • Erect and dismantle temporary electric fencing and netting for livestock groups, while also contributing to paddock design and maintenance.

  • Keep accurate records for various enterprises as directed by supervisors.

  • Maintain equipment, tools, and supplies assigned to you, ensuring they are in good working condition.

  • Fulfill ranch-related errands efficiently and effectively.

  • Undertake any other duties as assigned by supervisors

All Team Members:

  • Dining and Meat Discounts!

  • 401(k) participation and Employer Matching! (subject to eligibility)

  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.

  • A dynamic and inclusive work environment that values creativity and innovation.

  • The chance to be a key player in shaping the future of our brand.

Full-Time Staff (working more than 30 hours/week):

  • 100% paid Medical, life insurance

  • Paid Time Off

Qualifications

Ideal Candidate:

  • Previous experience in livestock care, particularly with poultry and pigs (highly desirable)

  • Strong affinity for animals and a commitment to ethical regenerative practices is a plus

  • Must have a valid Drivers License

  • Able to work a flexible schedule including weekends as required.

  • Expected to work holidays.

  • English proficiency required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to push, push and carry up to 50 lbs.

  • Must be able to physically work outdoors in all types of weather.

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