Must have 3 months experience with 200 head of livestock on the range. One reference required. Required to be available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week and spend the majority of workdays on the range. All job duties are closely and directly related to the production of livestock.
Required to be available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week and spend the majority of workdays on the range. All job duties are closely and directly related to the production of livestock. Perform any combination of the following tasks to attend to livestock on the range; feed and water livestock and/or ensure adequate provision of both; herd livestock to appropriate grazing areas; attend to pregnant animals and newborn offspring; identify animals that are preparing to give birth; assist animals with birthing and health of offspring; keep accurate record of newborns and ear tag for identification; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; guard livestock from predatory animals and from eating poisonous and/or noxious plants; assist with vaccination of livestock by herding into corrals and/or stalls or manually restraining animals; apply medications to cuts and bruises; spray livestock with insecticide; assist with castration of livestock; clip identifying notches on or brand animals; may assist with irrigating forage for livestock, weed control on grazing areas (including noxious, invasive and poisonous plant species) or building and repairing fence and livestock facilities to contain or protect livestock; may assist in the maintenance of tools, equipment and livestock handling facilities necessary to livestock production. Feed, water and tend to the dogs (both guard and working) and horses that assist a herder in caring for the livestock.
Some work/tasks may occur off the range, but more than 50% of work will be performed on the range. Western Range Association and its member ranches facilitate practices of good animal husbandry. Employees that are found abusing, neglecting or abandoning livestock entrusted to their care may be terminated for cause. If the negligent/abusive actions of an employee result in the loss/death of livestock/animals or cause harm to another person, the employee may be held accountable for these actions.
The worker will live in the employer provided range housing. Said housing will be clean and in good repair at the time it is provided to the employee. The employee is responsible to maintain the housing unit in a reasonable level of cleanliness in order to avoid flies, mice or other vermin. The employee is responsible to alert the employer of damage to the housing unit within a reasonable amount of time. The employee may be held accountable for damage to the housing unit that is the result of negligence on the part of the employee (normal wear and tear excepted).
***Hours worked footnote: On call for up to 24 hours 7 days a week***