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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Winter Range Livestock Herder

Boyd and Loyd Woodward

Girvin, TX

$1,727.75 per month

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+13074722105
Email address to Apply:
info@mpaswy.com

Job Description

Full Time:
No
Number of Workers Requested:
2
Job Duties:
Required to be available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week and spend the majority of workdays on the range. All job duties are closely and directly related to the production of livestock. Perform any combination of the following tasks to attend to livestock on the range during the winter season: administer emergency minor medical care to sick/injured pregnant animals using roping methods to gently immobilize animal without causing undue stress; assist with hauling water when winter and drought conditions eliminate natural sources of water for livestock; assist with supplemental feeding (when weather or quality of forage precludes use of range forage); break ice over frozen water sources; build and/or maintain fence and facilities to ensure the safety and health of animals and forage; cut and clear noxious trees and shrubs that harm grass and plant species in grazing areas; detect direction from which the wind or prevailing storms are coming to keep livestock gathered and safe; detect through winter tracking methods where other rancher(s)' livestock has been to avoid overgrazing of forage; feed, water and tend to the dogs (both guard and working dogs) and horses; guard against predators prevalent during the winter months using appropriate tracking, trapping, and hunting methods ; herd livestock to appropriate grazing areas using winter trailing methods to avoid undue stress; intensely monitor and treat both mother and young vulnerable to the colder temperatures and sickness; load bales of hay and/or sacks of grain onto truck or trailer used for feeding; maintain and set up supply wagon in appropriate direction to provide wind break/shelter/protection for horses & dogs; monitor young for diseases, thrift and weight gain; move pregnant livestock at a pace sufficient to ensure they receive ample water/forage during daylight hours before bedding down at night; operate/maintain/repair windmills to ensure adequate provision of fresh water in stock tanks; properly hobble camp horses; properly use/store food supplies for herder/horses/dogs; report to rancher dehydration & other indicators of deterioration in body condition/behavioral changes indicating malnutrition; report to rancher on water/forage/weather conditions; use proper animal husbandry skill to prevent hypothermia/abortion/death. Perform any combination of the following tasks to attend to livestock on the ranch during the winter season: administer emergency minor medical care to sick/injured pregnant animals using roping methods to gently immobilize animal without causing undue stress; assist in the maintenance of tools, equipment and handling facilities necessary to production; assist with castration of livestock; assist with hauling water when winter and drought conditions eliminate natural sources of water for livestock; break ice over frozen water sources; build and/or maintain fence and facilities to ensure the safety and health of animals and forage; feed, water and tend to the dogs (both guard and working dogs) and horses; intensely monitor and treat both mother and young vulnerable to the colder temperatures and sickness; use proper animal husbandry skill to prevent hypothermia/abortion/death.
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:
6
Special Requirements:
Required to: perform tasks capably and efficiently without close supervision, spend the majority of work days on the range, live and work singly or in small groups of workers in isolated areas for extended periods of time, to ride, handle and tend horses in a manner to assure the safety and health of the worker, co-workers, horses, dogs and livestock, work outdoors in all types of weather and may experience occasional exposure to hazards such as poisonous snakes, biting insects and extreme temperature, attend animals during all hours of the day as required for their safety and well-being.
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
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Employer Information

Company Name:
Boyd and Loyd Woodward
Location:
Girvin, TX 79740
Telephone Number:
+14323952432

Worksite

Address:
7 Miles West of Girvin on US Hwy 67, Girvin, TX 79740

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21309-690710
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Plus Room and Board
Date Posted:
11/9/2021

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