Job Code: 
2224
Intro
Number of Vacancies: 
1
Job Posting Length: 
Six months
Availability: 
Canadian Workers or Permanent Residents
Business Operation: 
Other
Occupation: 
Dairy Herdsperson
Employment Terms: 
Permanent (year round)
City: 
Brooks
Provincial Area: 
Southern Alberta
Southwest Alberta
Marketed to: 
Indigenous people
Employer
Employer Info: 

Bow Valley Genetics Ltd located at 170037, Highway 550, Brooks AB has a vacancy for a full time and permanent position for a Herdsman in our Embryo Transfer and Semen Collection facility.

Wage and Benefits
Wage Rate: 
$20.00
Wage Info: 
Hourly
Benefits: 
Health & Disability
Worker Accommodation: 
No accommodation
Experience and Education
Driver's License (required): 
5
Education: 
Ag degree/diploma
Job Experience: 
See Experience needed in description
Job Duties
Livestock: 
Cow/Calving
Calves
Dairy cattle
Duties: 

Duties

  • Co-ordinate and supervise the labourers that we employ from time to time
  • Artificial Insemination of donor females
  • Monitor the heat cycles of female animals to determine the optimal time to inseminate (based on the animal’s ovulation cycle and behavior).
  • Carefully handle and thaw the straws of frozen semen that have been kept in liquid nitrogen storage.
  • Insemination must be performed with both speed and accuracy to ensure that the animal has the best chance to become pregnant on a single service.
  • Cleaning and maintaining breeding equipment,
  • Keeping careful records of each insemination that is performed,
  • Giving advice to breeders regarding industry trends in sire selection and reproductive techniques.
  • Work closely with large animal veterinariansanimal breeders, and support staff to ensure that the breeding process runs smoothly and with minimal stress to the animals involved.
  • Must have previous experience with reproductive technologies such as embryo transfer, artificial insemination and semen collection.
  • Will be responsible for collection of semen from bulls utilizing an artificial vagina and electroejaculation.
  • Must have experience with monitoring animal health and treatments of sick animals.
Job Description: 

Requirements

  • Degree or Diploma  in related field such as animal science,  veterinary science, veterinary nursing, dairy science,  etc. 
  • Proficient in Artificial Insemination
  • Have good people skills

Wage and Benefits

CAD20 per hour,    Health and disability plan,  2 weeks holidays/year

How to apply: 

How to apply

Please send your resume to  embryos@bowvalleygenetics.com or mail to Bow Valley Genetics, Box 1239, Brooks, AB T1R 1C1

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