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Herdsman - Lambing Season

R. Emigh Livestock, Inc

Rio Vista, CA

$18.65 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Job Duties:
All job duties are closely and directly related to tending pregnant sheep and their young offspring. Perform any combination of the following tasks to attend pregnant sheep and their young during the all/winter birthing season: assist in the maintenance of tools, equipment and handling facilities necessary to production; assist in the shearing of sheep by herding sheep into corrals and through the shearing plant; assist with docking; attend sheep and lambs in barns during lambing season(including night checks); brand, tag, clip or otherwise mark young animals for identification purposes; build and/or maintain fence and facilities to ensure the safety and health of animals and forage; care for young offspring by drying them off, mixing and feeding supplemental milk, treating umbilical cords, vaccinating, splinting, and cleaning feeding equipment and the lamb barn; clean sheep facilities, pens and barns; ensure newly born lambs stand and nurse ; feed and water and ensure adequate provision of both; identify and sort twin lambs and their mother; identify ewes that are preparing to give birth; identify sheep that need it and trim feet ; inspect and clean sheep waterers; inspect hay feed bunks and fork hay daily, and empty and clean bunks as necessary; keep accurate record of new lambs born; lift and stack bales of hay and sacks of grain and mineral onto a feed truck or wagon; make certain animals have access to fresh water; mix and feed supplemental milk to bum lambs; monitor for birthing problems and take correct actions when problems are identified; monitor pregnant ewes for abortion/malnutrition/pregnancy toxemia and other pregnancy related conditions; move sheep to appropriate pens; set up and take down temporary lambing pens.
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, to operate equipment and machinery required to perform job duties indicated in a safe and responsible manner, to maintain equipment and machinery to a standard established by the employer, work outdoors in all types of weather and may experience occasional exposure to hazards such as poisonous snakes, biting insects and extreme temperature, work with and around farm machinery such as tractors, UTVs and ATVs for supplemental feeding purposes and movement of livestock, handle animals using low stress handling methods, work with, build and maintain both set field fence and temporary electric fence, Spray pastures and/or fence lines for poisonous plants and/or noxious weeds with herbicides to prevent livestock from consuming them.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
R. Emigh Livestock, Inc
Rio Vista, CA 94571
Telephone Number:


3828 Goose Haven Rd, Rio Vista, CA 94571

Job Order Details

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Work performed in CA. Plus Room
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