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Beef Cattle Herdsperson
Ken Van Raay Inc.

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Ken Van Raay Inc.
Box 127
Picture Butte

Beef Cattle Herdsperson
Ken Van Raay Inc.

Ken Van Raay Inc., located at NW7-12-21-W4, Picture Butte AB, is seeking 3 Beef Cattle Herdspersons for their feedlot. English speaking location. Rural area. Permanent/Full time.

Wage: $19.00-$23.00/hour depending on experience. Wage increase upon performance review after three months.
Benefits: Medical, dental, vision
Accommodation: Shared accommodation, $120.00/month
Education: Basic
Job Experience: 1-2 years
Livestock: Beef Cattle
Farm Machinery: Tractor, fencing, feed truck
Weekend work required

Physically demanding, combination of sitting, standing, walking. Outdoors.
Be able to work well with others. Continuous learning. Basic English.

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. Process each animal with the proper protocol (Drug, Tag and Pen). Must have horse riding skills.

Specific Skills

-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.

Relocation costs considered upon interview and hiring.

Education:  Basic
Experience:  1-2 years

Please send resume with three references to:

FAX:  403-757-2103