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Christensen Farms Production Summer Help in Graettinger, Iowa

20 per hour | Graettinger, IA, USA | Hourly | Commercial Sow (MN/NIA/SD)- PL | Seasonal - Full TIme

Like working with Animals? Looking for a fun and exciting summer job on a farm? Join the Christensen Farms team as part of our Summer help program!


This key position is responsible for the daily care, health, and maintenance of all animals at the designated work site. Each Herdsperson is a vital member of a team dedicated to competitive swine production in our Sow System environment.

The ideal candidate will have a desire to work with pigs, a willingness to learn and a high level of dependability. This position offers excellent training and the opportunity for advancement for high achieving employees.


  • Cleaning and Organization

  • Supply rooms, fumigation rooms, office, break rooms, entryways, shower rooms, connecting hallways and sow washes

  • Tractor sheds

  • Grounds outside - pick up trash, check bait boxes

  • Power Washing

  • Feed drop tubes (breeding and gestation), hallways, isolation rooms, hot boxes, dead removal area

  • Repair and Maintenance

  • Repair feed tubes (breeding and gestation), replace and adjust feed tubes in farrowing, replace broken and missing farrowing crate dividers, painting (shower room floors, office, entry ways, exterior)

  • Production Items

  • Feed farrowing

  • Help with weaning

  • Process piglets/castration

  • Pit scraping

  • Address minor repairs on bio audits


  • Candidate must be 16 years or older.

  • Experience: Previous livestock handling helpful, but not required.

  • Other: Ability to work in a fast paced environment. Display a high level of respect to the team members and animals. Demonstrate an impeccable reliability/dependability standard.