IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING WAGES FOR TEMPORARY AGRICULTURAL JOBS
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 January 1, 2023) and the national monthly AEWR for herding or production of livestock work on the range (effective January 1, 2023), please visit: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/foreign-labor/wages/adverse-effect-wage-rates
Production of Livestock Worker
Herd livestock to pasture for grazing; sort livestock; round up strays; protect and defend livestock from predators and from eating poisonous or noxious plants; drive trucks and other equipment to distribute feed to animals on the range; ride horse and/or 4-wheeler to move cows; must be able to handle a horse to ensure the safety of the worker, co-workers and livestock; feed and care for horses and other domestic animals used on the range to help with herding; setup and take down electric fence; manually restrains animals when required; applies medication to cuts and bruises; sprays livestock with insecticide; feeds livestock supplementary rations and mineral blocks; and inspects and repairs fences used to contain herds. Must be able to find and maintain bearings to grazing areas. Must be willing and able to live and work independently in isolated areas for extended periods of time. Workers must be willing and able to perform tasks capably and efficiently without close supervision. Worker must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds. Most duties are performed out-of-doors and entail exposure to extreme heat and cold; dust, rain, snow, and wind; and herding hazards; poisonous snakes and predators common in range lands.
Duties that may be performed off the range less than 50% of the time include: Must be willing to assist with night calving and lambing of sheep, attend to livestock in barns during calving and lambing season, herd livestock into corrals and stalls, assist with castration of livestock, sort and cut bulls, brand, tag, clip or otherwise identify animals. May clean stalls, pens and other equipment.
Worker must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds. Most duties are performed out-of-doors and entail exposure to extreme heat and cold; dust, rain, snow, and wind; and herding hazards; poisonous snakes and predators common in range lands. General supervision will be provided by the ranch owner. A minimum of 6 months’ experience is required. Worker must be On-Call 24/7.
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.