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Range Livestock/sheep Tender (winter)

Cobb Cattle Company

Savery, WY

$1,727.75 per month


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Temporary Agricultural Employment in Winter Range Cattle and/or Sheep Herding, Goat Herding and Production of Livestock Occupations. One temporary position opening. $1727.75 per month + free food & housing. Three quarter time guarantee. On call 24/7. Work tools, supplies and equipment will be provided at no cost to the worker. Transportation & subsistence expenses to worksite provided by employer or paid by employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract. Worker must be able to ride a horse and repair fences to keep the animals contained and assure their safety on the range. Must have 6 months experience as a Winter Range Livestock/Sheep worker and provide (1) reference from previous employer with knowledge of applicants skills. Must be able to lift 75 pounds. On call 24 hours/day 7 days/week. Performs a combination of the following duties on open range and will also perform duties on the ranch: protect pregnant livestock/ewes from harsh winter conditions. Move pregnant livestock/sheep to areas designated by rancher using methods to avoid undue stress on livestock / ewes. Prevent hypothermia, abortion & death. Move mothers at a pace & distance sufficient to ensure they have enough water available & forage during daylight hours to arrive at natural shelters by nightfall to protect cows and ewes during blizzards, high winds extreme cold. Ride perimeters of range area designated by rancher. Assist with supplemental feeding(when weather limits use of range forage). Assure viable water sources, use axe to chop large holes in frozen creeks and rivers. Move livestock to ranch when range conditions prevent natural foraging. Report to rancher water, forage & weather conditions as well as wind & storm & changes in health conditions of cows. Administer minor medical care to sick/injured pregnant livestock/ewes without causing undue stress when dealing with mothers. Must be able to ride and handle horses in the movement of cow & ewes while assuring the safety of the worker, co-workers, livestock, sheep and horses. Maintain healthy hooves on horses for the duration of the winter. Assist with the maintenance of meadow lands & the repair of fences. Employee will work outdoors in all types of weather, including blizzards, high winds, extreme cold as well as predators. Must be willing to work under climatic conditions common to Wyoming. Workers must be willing to perform all duties according to the employer's requirements during the contract period. Majority of total workdays (51%) will be on the range beginning with the first workday after the arrival of the worker at the place of employment or the advertised contractual first date of need, whichever is later, and ending on the expiration date specified in the work contract or departure of worker from USA.
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.

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The employer will provide workers compensation coverage for injury and disease arising out of and in the course of the workers employment and no cost to the worker and will be in effect not later than the beginning date of this job order. The employer will provide at no cost to worker, a cell phone as an effective means of communicating with persons capable of responding to the workers need in case of an emergency. This devise may be used for emergency or business use only. This may be substituted for other means if the conditions warrant. Worker will be directed and controlled by the ranch operator and/or designated foreman. However, workers are often required to work alone for long periods without supervision and to perform the required work reliably and properly. Six months prior experience as Open Range winter livestock/sheep worker and one satisfactory reference is required. The name and address or telephone number of the employer reference that can verify the workers
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Cobb Cattle Company
Savery , WY 82332
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42 County Road 561 South Cobb Ranch Road Savery, Wyoming 82332, Savery , WY 82332

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