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Winter Range Sheepherder

Lazy VC Kelly Ranch, Inc.

Faith, SD

$1,807.23 per month


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Perform any combination of the following tasks to attend to livestock on the range: administer emergency minor medical care to sick/injured pregnant ewes 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 sheep; assist with supplemental feeding (when weather or quality of forage precludes use of range forage); attend to pregnant ewes in cold winter temperatures; break ice over frozen water sources; build and/or maintain fence and facilities to ensure the safety and health of animals and forage; detect direction from which the wind or prevailing storms are coming to keep ewes 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 sheep to appropriate grazing areas using winter trailing methods to avoid undue stress; intensely monitor and treat sheep vulnerable to the colder temperatures and sickness; maintain and set up supply wagon in appropriate direction to provide wind break/shelter/protection for horses & dogs; make sufficient water from snow for horses/dogs at camp; move pregnant ewes at a pace sufficient to ensure they receive ample water/forage during daylight hours before bedding down at night; operate camp stove appropriately to provide/conserve heat in extreme cold/high winds; properly hobble camp horses; properly use/store food supplies for herder/horses/dogs; report to rancher on water/forage/weather conditions; 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

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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 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. maintain and manage remote housing locations in a safe and responsible manner. work with and around farm machinery such as tractors for haying and supplemental feeding purposes and ATVs for irrigating and the movement of livestock.
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Employer Information

Company Name:
Lazy VC Kelly Ranch, Inc.
Faith, SD 57626
Telephone Number:


18635 Usta Rd., Faith, SD 57626

Job Order Details

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Plus Room and Board
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