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Range Wintersheepherder

FAULKNER LAND AND LIVESTOCK COMPANY

GOODING, 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:
Workers must have at least 3 months of experience birthing livestock with herds of 200 head or larger on the open range or pasture. One reference required. Workers will assist in the transportation of sheep from worksites in Idaho to worksites in Arizona thru Nevada and vice versa. The sheep are loaded onto licensed commercial livestock carriers. Workers are needed to monitor the well being of the sheep at various stops along the way. In the event of a mechanical issue or accident, workers are needed to assist in the unloading and loading or the transfer to a different carrier. May assist in lambing, docking, and shearing. The following seasonal duties will need to be performed. Herder will need to move pregnant ewes to lambing grounds. Be able to identify signs of ewes 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 ewes for difficult births and able to graft orphan lambs to mothers. Ability to identify herd health issues including but not limited to malnutrition of ewes and lambs, 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 ewes and lambs if the range has insufficient forage. May need to provide supplemental water on the rangeland to facilitate increased feed value for the herd. Disperse livestock on the range to reduce overcrowding and increase the success of mother and lamb bonding. Protect vulnerable livestock (lambs & ewes in labor) from predators. Move ewes and lambs and assist in branding, castrating, vaccinating, tagging, and worming. Ability to safely catch lambs with a hook. Move ewes and lambs to summer range grounds. May assist in setting and moving temporary portable fence. May perform general repairs on fence. Workers may be asked but not required to obtain a valid U.S. driver license and operate a motor vehicle. While in Idaho, 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 sheep, goats, 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 sheep/goats 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.
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
Special Requirements:
Workers may be asked but not required to obtain a valid U.S. driver license and operate a motor vehicle. Workers will assist in the transportation of sheep from worksites in Idaho to worksites in Arizona thru Nevada and vice versa. The sheep are loaded onto licensed commercial livestock carriers. Workers are needed to monitor the well being of the sheep at various stops along the way. In the event of a mechanical issue or accident, workers are needed to assist in the unloading and loading or the transfer to a different carrier. Please contact the employer at the headquarters address listed above for specific directions to the current worksite. Faulkner Land & Livestock owns the sheep and operates the worksite locations listed on the application.
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
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Employer Information

Company Name:
FAULKNER LAND AND LIVESTOCK COMPANY
Location:
GOODING, ID 83330
Telephone Number:
+12089344956

Worksite

Address:
1989 SOUTH 1875 EAST, GOODING, ID 83330

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21308-688319
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:
11/19/2021

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