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Livestock Feed Production Assistant 



UFC’s feed team strives to meet the feed and animal health needs of livestock and companion animal owners through products and expertise that are second to none. People make the difference. UFC is committed to providing innovative solutions and premium products that perform. We hold ourselves to the highest standards in the industry in service and feed manufacturing.

To learn more about UFC's Feed Department, visit


Primary Objectives of the Position:

Manufacture, distribute feed and related products in a manner that will improve departmental efficiency and achieve UFC goals.


Major Areas of Accountability:


  1. Organizes daily schedule of orders to expedite production and delivery schedule.
  2. Prepares documents for production sequencing and meeting required standards.
  3. Responsible for feed production records in mill facility
  4. Assembles daily production and delivery records and submits to Office Staff
  5. Coordinates placing of orders of inventory items with Office Staff
  6. Controls daily inventory, receiving and shipping.

Quality Control

  1. Follows and participates in UFC Feed Quality Program.
  2. Checks weight, product quality and proper bin placement of all incoming products.
  3. Reconciles feed additive inventories against book inventory on a daily basis.
  4. Takes feed samples and keeps samples for 90 days, or as instructed.
  5. Sample and submit ingredient and formula feed samples as required by GMP.
  6. Complies with all state and FDA quality control regulations and guidelines to avoid all possible violations.
  7. Accompanies all inspectors on site visits or inspections.

Maintenance and Housekeeping

  1. Maintains all mill and warehouse equipment and facilities according to schedule.
  2. Plans for major overhauls in such a way that down time is kept to a minimum.
  3. Assist in keeping all production faculties neat, clean and orderly.
  4. Responsible for maintaining established housekeeping and sanitation standards in the mill.
  5. Enforces OSHA, State and Federal safety regulations.
  6. Enforces company safety program.


  • 2+ years in some phase of feed manufacturing preferred, but willing to train
  • Good people skills necessary
  • Computer skills necessary
  • Ag background a plus
  • Mechanical ability helpful.


  • Must be in good physical condition capable of lifting, carrying and pushing weights up to 100 pounds and have full use of both arms and legs and both hands.
  • Must be able to climb stairs, reach above, below and at shoulder level, work on moving machinery, work at unprotected heights with dust, fumes or gas and in temperature extremes both inside and outside.
  • Be able to drive vehicles with manual and automatic transmissions.
  • Must have a valid commercial driver’s license.
  • Pre-employment and random drug testing required.
  • Must attend all training sessions required by law.
  • Must comply with all safety regulations and policies of the company.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Livestock Feed Production Lead  
Location Cologne Feed Mill  
About the Organization United Farmers Cooperative (UFC) is a farmer-owned cooperative that was formed as the Cooperative Creamery Association of Lafayette in 1915 in the town of Lafayette, Minnesota. Over the next 100+ years of business, UFC would undergo many changes to meet the evolving needs of members in a changing world. Since its start in 1915, UFC has grown from one location and two employees to 175+ employees with multiple locations serving members across several Central Minnesota counties. Today, UFC is an innovative and diverse cooperative striving to meet and exceed its members expectations through several business units including United Natural Gas, Agronomy, Energy, Ag Equipment, Grain Handling Systems, Feed and Grain.  

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