Job Code: 
2533
Intro
Number of Vacancies: 
1
Job Posting Length: 
Four weeks
Availability: 
Canadian Workers or Permanent Residents
Business Operation: 
Feedlot
Occupation: 
Beef Cattle Hersdperson
Employment Terms: 
Permanent (year round)
City: 
Taber
Provincial Area: 
Southern Alberta
Marketed to: 
Male or Female
Retired persons
Indigenous people
Visible Minorities
Veterans
New Comers to Canada
Employer
Employer Info: 

Shipwheel Cattle Feeders Ltd., a 4th generation family farm in Taber, AB, currently operating a 5500 head feedlot.  We also have a summer grazing operation.  Shipwheel produces 3 types of compost, honey, fruit eggs and we are experimenting with a garden.  We are a very dynamic, diverse company that has a focus on regenerative agriculture.  We are looking to add a key person to our team

Wage and Benefits
Wage Info: 
Dependent on Experience
Benefits: 
Benefit package after three months
Worker Accommodation: 
No accommodation
Experience and Education
Driver's License (required): 
5
Education: 
High School
Job Experience: 
2-3 years
Job Duties
Livestock: 
Beef cattle
Cow/Calving
Calves
Poultry
Crop harvest: 
Bees - pollination/honey
Farm Machinery: 
Tractor
Farm Machinery
Combine
Feed Truck
Truck - Trailer
Grain Cart
Duties: 

Monitor health of cattle on foot, no horses are used.  Deliver basic treatments to cattle.  Assist Veterinarian when required.  Monitor cattle feeding behavior.  Follow procedures for cattle health and welfare.  Use computer system to record treatments to cattle.  Removal of dead stock from pens.  Assist with bedding and placing hay in cattle pens.  Maintenance and cleaning of the processing barn, medicine room and all medical tools.  Settle cattle after receiving into their new pen.  Process and vaccinate cattle according to sex, weight, body condition score, source and feeding plan, no horses will be used.  Perform yardcrew maintenance requirements and logs.  Follow low stress, proper stockmanship cattle handling procedures.  Ensure all waterbowls are working daily.  Maintain cleanliness of yard, buildings, machinery and tools.  

Other Duties:  Shipping and receiving cattle.  Feedlot maintenance.  Yardwork/snow removal.  Irrigation.  Basic care and maintenance of equipment.  Waterbowl maintenance and fence repair.

 

Ability or knowledge in animal health and welfare.  Willingness to learn and continually improve.  Low Stress cattle handling. Ability to run loader and drive a tandem truck.  Ability to confidently use computer.  Ability to work with other team members.

Experience with feeding cattle or willing to learn feeding would be considered an asset.

How to apply: 

Please send resume to:  shipwheeljobs@gmail.com

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