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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Range Winterlivestock Worker

HAMMETT LIVESTOCK COMPANY

HAMMETT, ID

$1,727.75 per month

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+12085952226
Email address to Apply:
applicants@westernrange.net

Job Description

Full Time:
No
Number of Workers Requested:
2
Job Duties:
Must have 3 months experience with 200 head of livestock. One reference required. The employee must be able to identify approaching storm periods and make precautions to prevent the herd from drifting against a fence line where they pile up and get drifted over with snow and freeze to death. The herder must be experienced in handling extreme winter conditions on a range to prevent death in the livestock, horses, and dogs. Due to animals exerting more energy during the winter months especially in extreme winter weather, the herder will need to monitor the nutritional needs of an animal throughout winter. Ensure that animals have access to unfrozen water and to distribute emergency supplemental feed. Monitor snow levels to prevent the livestock from being paralyzed in deep snow or caught up against a fence. Herders need to have experience in identifying animals who are not getting enough nutrition, keeping a fresh supply of water in freezing temperatures, and how to maintain animals in extreme weather conditions. The following seasonal duties will need to be performed. Herder will need to move pregnant livestock from winter grazing grounds to calving grounds. Be able to identify signs of livestock going into labor and identify potential problems during the labor process. Know how and when to assist during difficult births. Be able to properly constrain livestock for difficult births and able to graft orphan livestock to mothers. Ability to identify herd health issues including but not limited to malnutrition of the livestock prolapse and mastitis. Provide water to animals, including minor maintenance of water troughs and water lines. May need to haul water in truck to supplement animal water needs. May need to provide supplement feed for the livestock if the range has insufficient forage. Disperse livestock on the range to reduce overcrowding and increase the success of mother and calf/lamb bonding. Protect vulnerable livestock from predators. Move livestock to branding grounds and assist in docking, shearing herding, branding, castrating, vaccinating, tagging, worming, sorting and loading onto trucks for transporting to a new range or transport to market. . Ability to safely rope and or catch livestock with a hook. Move livestock to summer range grounds. The worker must be able to saddle and ride a horse or mule in a safe and effective manner such as to avoid injury to self, coworkers, bystanders, or the animal itself. The worker may be required to shoe horses for his use. The worker must also be able to use a 4-wheeler in a safe and effective manner. 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***
Job Classification:
45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
null null - null null

Employer Information

Company Name:
HAMMETT LIVESTOCK COMPANY
Location:
HAMMETT, ID 83627
Telephone Number:
+12083662411

Worksite

Address:
791 LUCILLE LANE, HAMMETT, ID 83627

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21301-673426
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Employer shall provide housing and board in accordance with the rules and regulations of the federal government of the United States of America. Discretionary performance based bonuses may be available Payroll advances may be available
Date Posted:
11/4/2021

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