Parry Bay Sheep Farm in Metchosin, BC (near Victoria) is seeking a long-term farm worker.
ABOUT PARRY BAY SHEEP FARM
We produce lambs, hay, some grain and meat birds. We operate on multiple properties of leased land in the Victoria area. We operate a slaughterhouse for lambs, do a meat box, go to a farmers market and have a farm store. We wholesale to butcher shops and restaurants. We partner in a lot of these operations with a farm that grows pigs.
We are not an organic farm, but try to improve the land we use. We have access to pig and sheep manure, so we apply that to our crop lands in rotation. Sheep spend most of their lives outside on pasture, and when animals are indoors, we try to give them more than the recommended space. We like the animals to be able to behave as their instincts tell them they should.
We are looking for a fit young person who has an interest in farming. Much can be learned about economics, nutrition, pasture management, animal health etc. if the worker is keen to learn and develop. They should be comfortable lifting fifty pound bales of hay and 40 pound buckets of grain on and off trucks, sometimes for extended periods of time.
This is an ideal position for a person who has apprenticed on several farms and is ready to take on responsibility.
The tasks are general farm maintenance, hay hauling, feeding, lambing, flock health, assessing animals for market, cultivation, fence maintenance and pasture management. Work includes one day a week at the slaughterhouse.
Hours: This is a full time year-round position. Generally 40 hours per week, but sometimes more, with a great deal of opportunity for flexibility most of the time.
Wage: The hourly wage starts at $18 per hour, with potential to increase over time as skills develop to $20 per hour.
Start: Any time.
Please apply with a resume and cover letter to John and Lorraine Buchanan at email@example.com
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