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Beef Cattle Herdsperson (2)
Ken Van Raay Inc.

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Ken Van Raay Inc.
Box 127
Picture Butte

Beef Cattle Herdsperson (2)
Ken Van Raay Inc.

Ken Van Raay Inc. is seeking two Beef Cattle Herdspersons for their farm location at NW7-12-21-W4, Picture Butte, AB. Rural Location, English Speaking feedlot. Wage performance review after three months of work.

Education: Basic

Experience: 1-2 years of related experience

Rural Area, staff accommodation available

Physically demanding, combination of sitting, standing, walking

Work site environment: Outdoors

Own Transportation, valid driver's licence

Be able to work well with others, continuous learning,
Benefits:  after 3 months - vision, medical and disability)

Job Summary:

Expected to check individual pens for sick or distressed animals. Once animals are identified, the employee is expected to treat that animal with the correct drug to prevent death or continued sickness. Expected to identify new incoming cattle and associate them with a lot name and number given by employer, and process each animal with the proper protocol (drug, tag and pen). Must have horse riding skills.

Specific duties

-General administration of herd health

-Check pens daily, check cattle for illnesses and injuries, pull and treat with medication where necessary, recording with computer software.

-processing/treating cattle with vaccine and other medications.

-Ensure water systems are operational and repair when needed.

-Maintain accurate cattle records, quality control/production records, using computer software.

-Receive new cattle (tag, vaccinate, implant etc.) and assess animal health.

-Move cattle when required, sort to ship and load for shipping.

-May be required to supervise 1-2 crew members.

-Assess and supply bedding when required to cattle.

-General maintenance of yard equipment and machinery used in cattle care, assist with maintenance of pens, including scraping/hauling manure as required or bedding cattle, general maintenance of fencing, corrals, gates and holding systems. General farm duties as required.

Education:  Basic
Experience:  1-2 years

Box 127
Picture BUtte, AB
T0K 1V0


FAX:  403-757-2103