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Open Range Production Of Livestock Parturition (lambing)

Jeff Pentz Sheep Ranch, LLC

Croydon, UT

$1,986.76 per month


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Parturition (lambing) takes place on the range. Starting on or around April 15, the worker will begin preparing for the season. The worker will be responsible for rotating animals to sheltered areas on the range and to monitor animals. This season is a critical phase in the production cycle of livestock. Livestock feeding and management are essential to the success of the season. It is during these last weeks of pregnancy that there is a need for increased feed, primarily to a more nutrient rich diet. Extra nutrition is needed to support fetal growth. Worker will be responsible for helping move animals to staging areas, and monitoring animals closely during the last weeks of pregnancy to be sure they are in good health before Parturition. Lambing lasts approximately 6-7 weeks. During that time the worker will assist with the birthing of approximately 900 ewes. The worker must be able to demonstrate knowledge of sheep, and experience with animal nutrition and parturition along with the ability to monitor livestock to determine readiness to give birth. Assisting livestock with delivery, maintaining a clean environment. Livestock will need to be checked regularly during the 24-hour day, as animals can give birth around the clock. Knowledge of and ability to determine normal and abnormal parturition situations. Monitor livestock closely to help prevent problems. Ability to determine when assistance is required. Monitor health/growth and nutrition of newborn livestock. Monitor to ensure that newborn is nursing, taking in colostrum and milk. If newborns are not nursing as needed, supplement and assist as needed to ensure growth. Bottle feeding as necessary. Once the livestock have given birth, it is important that the livestock pairs do not break the bond. At this point we give extra attention to moving the pairs back to the herd. After young are born and old enough to trail (walk), they will be marked and rotated across the ranch with their dams. Care must be given to their health and welfare including doctoring and ill animals and maintain vigilance over their prescience when night penning. Predation must be monitored and mitigated with human presence night penning and guardian dogs. During this time frame the worker will assist with the following: Animal vaccinations, castration and de-worm animals. Set up holding pens and panels for those sheep that need assistance. Have kidding/lambing supplies prepared and ready for use. The season ends once all livestock pairs are moved back to the herd. Employee must be willing to perform tasks capably and efficiently without close supervision and live and work alone or in small groups of workers in isolated areas for extended periods of time. 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. Worker will be required to be On-Call 24/7 and live and work on the range more than 50% of the time.
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45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

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Jeff Pentz Sheep Ranch, LLC
Croydon, UT 84018
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4000 N. Lost Creek Road, Croydon, UT 84018

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