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Livestock Worker/ranch Hand

Gibson Farms Inc.

Copeland, KS

$16.47 per hour


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Job Description

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Perform any of the following seasonal tasks to attend to sheep: Lambing 750+ ewes, expecting multiple births (twins and some triplets); Feeding and water sheep; Vaccinating ewes and lambs; Filling mineral feeders; Processing/working newborns- recording data, docking, castrating, ear-tagging, dipping navels; Mixing creep feed rations and filling feeders; Cleaning automatic waters; Driving/loading feed wagon; Moving hay bales and filling round bale feeders; Spreading straw bedding for sheep; Moving/setting up panels, pens, gates for lactating group pens of pairs( ewes with their lambs); Maintain lambing barn/pens/loading corrals- cleaning pens with skid steer loader/hauling manure to storage pile; Welding and repairing panels, gates, pens; Operate Bobcat Skid steer loader with needed attachments; Weighing/sorting/loading lambs ready for market; Maintaining feed alleys and concrete bunk line after weather events (snow/rain) in order to feed the sheep. Drive to town to pick up feed. Equipment to be used on Livestock: Magnum Case tractor, Kuhn Knight feed mixer wagon, Bobcat Skid steer with bucket, Grapple, Hay bale Attachments, 4 wheeler, Mineral feeders, Automatic waterer's, hay rack panels, digital livestock scale, hand-held stock recorder, pitchforks, shovels, brooms, livestock trailer, loading chute, portable panels, electric fence posts, post hole digger, electric fence, splicers, fencing ratchet, post pounder, vaccinating syringes, castrating/docking/ear tagging tools. Spread-All manure spreader wagon.
Job Classification:
45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

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Job Requirements

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Minimum of 1 months of experience is required. Must be able to obtain a drivers license within 30 days of hire. Lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds. The worker will be exposed to extreme temperatures. Extensive pushing and pulling is required. Extensive walking is required. Frequent stooping is required. Repetitive movements is required. Wage rate may increase with verifiable experience. Employer may reward exceptional work with monetary or other benefits in addition to those listed here in his sole discretion.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Gibson Farms Inc.
Copeland, KS 67837
Telephone Number:


2198 4 Road, Copeland, KS 67837

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