The Department of Labor recently announced new minimum wage rates, called Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs), that employers must offer and pay, at the time work is performed, to nonimmigrant H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment beginning on the effective date of the new wage rates. To see the new hourly AEWRs for non-range occupations (effective December 29, 2021) and the national monthly AEWR for herding or production of livestock work on the range (effective January 1, 2022), please visit:

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Open Range Cattlehand/calver

Peterson Livestock, LLC

Walcott, WY

$1,807.23 per month


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Job Description

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Herding cow/calf pairs principally on vast rugged fall, winter, and spring ranges as well as meadow pastures in the winter using horses, tractors, or atv's to keep livestock in designated grazing areas or meadows in the winter time in accordance with Federal grazing permits; assists with monitoring/maintenance of water tanks, creeks, and reservoirs to ensure movement of livestock to adhere to grazing plans; assist with calving in the spring and calving difficulties with the use of calf jacks or chutes; help with supplemental feeding of livestock using tractors, trucks, related trailers in the winter; protect and care for livestock; assist with branding, ear notching, castration, vaccinating livestock using calf table, northfork; report observations of livestock to rancher concerning health and injuries and help with administering of medicines; assist with construction of fences/corrals (wire, wood, metal) using related equipment; post hole diggers, wire stretchers, skid steer; assist with herding and movement of livestock through corrals/chutes/pens and onto scales and trucks during the sorting and shipping process; must care for horses including riding, and feeding/watering; assist with the breeding, birthing, raising, weaning and general care of the livestock; repairing fences used to contain the herd; feeding and caring for the dogs that workers use on the range to assist with the herding; loading animals onto trucks for movement to the range or market. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Preferred work experience is up to 6 months with 2 references. Must be on call 24 hrs/day 7 days/week. Work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost or deposit to worker. By the law or by the nature of work, workers must perform the duties safely and effectively. Must be physically able to perform above job duties. Workers will spend the majority (meaning more than 60%) of the workdays during the employment on the range. Some workdays require more than 60% on range and 40% off range performing work "closely and directly related" to the herding or production of livestock. Cell phones will be provided to workers by employer without cost, or deposit charge for daily contact with employer or emergency situations during the entire period of employment. Contact will be made with workers on a daily basis by employer to monitor workers well-being. Adequate potable water, or water that can easily rendered potable and the means to do so, will be provided to workers, without charge or deposit. Peterson Livestock, LLC will provide worker without charge or deposit charge, all tools, supplies, and equipment required by law, by the employer, or by the nature of the work to perform the duties assigned in the job offer safely and effectively.
Job Classification:
45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

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Job Requirements

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6 months job requirement in the herding and calving of livestock. Must present 2 work related references. Must be on call 24 hrs/day 7 days/week. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
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Employer Information

Company Name:
Peterson Livestock, LLC
Walcott, WY 82335
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22 Peterson Road Exit 238, Walcott, WY 82335

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