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Range Sheepherder



$2,844.48 per month


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Must have 3 months experience with 800 - 1000 head flocks. One reference required. Attends sheep flock grazing on range or pasture: Herds flock and rounds up strays using trained dogs. Attend to sheep grazing on the range to include: Herding sheep on the range or in pastures while riding on horseback, riding ATVs, or walking on foot. Beds down flock near evening campsite. Guards flock from predatory animals and from eating poisonous plants. Drenches sheep. May examine animals for signs of illness and administer vaccines, medications and insecticides according to instructions. Range herding is completed when vegetation is not in a dormant state. A range herder requires knowledge and maintenance of rangeland in order to avoid overgrazing of the range land and prevention of animals ingesting noxious weeds. The proper grazing action of these animals helps to reduce wildland fire fuel, increase soil fertility and improve vegetation. Experienced employees hired for this type of position would need to have the knowledge of maintaining a herd on a range so the animals don’t disperse in large open areas, be able to promote proper grazing of rangeland, and predator control on the range. Some work/tasks may occur off the range, but more than 51% of work will be performed on the range. Western Range Association and its member ranches facilitate practices of good animal husbandry. Employees that are found abusing, neglecting or abandoning animals entrusted to their care may be terminated for cause. If the negligent/abusive actions of an employee result in the loss/death of animals animals or cause harm to another person, the employee may be held accountable for these actions. ***Hours worked footnote: On call for up to 24 hours 7 days a week*** Debe tener 3 meses de experiencia con 800 - 1000 cabezas de bandadas. Se requiere una referencia. Asiste al rebaño de ovejas que pastan en el campo o en el pasto: los rebaños acuden y redondean los callejeros con perros entrenados. Asista al pastoreo de ovejas en el campo para incluir: Pastoreo de ovejas en el campo o en pastizales mientras monta a caballo, monta en cuatriciclos o camina a pie. Las camas bajan cerca del campamento nocturno. Los guardias acuden de animales depredadores y de comer plantas venenosas. Empapa ovejas. Puede examinar los animales en busca de signos de enfermedad y administrar vacunas, medicamentos e insecticidas de acuerdo con las instrucciones. El pastoreo se completa cuando la vegetación no está en estado latente. Un pastor de pastizales requiere conocimiento y mantenimiento de los pastizales para evitar el pastoreo excesivo de los pastizales y la prevención de animales que ingieren malezas nocivas. La acción de pastoreo adecuada de estos animales ayuda a reducir el combustible de incendios forestales, aumentar la fertilidad del suelo y mejorar la vegetación. Los empleados experimentados contratados para este tipo de puesto necesitarían tener el conocimiento de mantener un rebaño en un rango para que los animales no se dispersen en grandes áreas abiertas, puedan promover el pastoreo adecuado de los pastizales y el control de los depredadores en el rango. Algunos trabajos/tareas pueden ocurrir fuera del campo, pero más del 51% del trabajo se realizará en el campo. Western Range Association y sus ranchos miembros facilitan prácticas de buena crianza de animales. Los empleados que sean encontrados abusando, descuidando o abandonando animales confiados a su cuidado pueden ser despedidos por causa. Si las acciones negligentes/abusivas de un empleado resultan en la pérdida/muerte de animales o causan daño a otra persona, el empleado puede ser responsable por estas acciones. ***Horas trabajadas nota al pie: disponible hasta 24 horas, 7 días a la semana***
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45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

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Employer shall provide housing and board in accordance with the rules and regulations of the federal government of the United States of America. Discretionary performance-based bonuses may be available. Payroll advances may be available.
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