Job Code: 
2797
Intro
Number of Vacancies: 
1
Job Posting Length: 
Four weeks
Availability: 
Canadian Workers or Permanent Residents
Business Operation: 
Ranch
Occupation: 
Ranch Worker
Employment Terms: 
Permanent (year round)
City: 
Parkland County
Provincial Area: 
Northwest Alberta
Employer
Employer Info: 

Western Ranchlands  - Tomahawk Ranch 

Western Ranchlands is shifting the traditional ranching model creating profitable and sustainable food production. Outcome targets include more abundant forage for livestock and wildlife, better habitat, healthier soils and cleaner water. Valued grassland will be preserved for future generations.

Wage and Benefits
Wage Rate: 
This is a full-time position with the salary, health plan and other benefits package to be commensurate with the experience and education of the successful candidate.
Wage Info: 
Dependent on Experience
Worker Accommodation: 
House with Utilities included
Accommodation Value: 
Provided
Accommodation Value Type: 
In addition to wage
Experience and Education
Driver's License (required): 
5
Education: 
High School or equivalent experience
Job Experience: 
5 years or more
Job Duties
Livestock: 
Beef cattle
Cow/Calving
Calves
Yearlings
Horses
Crop harvest: 
Pasture
Farm Machinery: 
Fencing
Weed Management
Duties: 

Western Ranchlands is looking for an experienced Cattle Grazier to work as a key part of its Tomahawk Ranch livestock operations team, reporting directly to the Grazing & Livestock Foreman. The 15,000-acre Tomahawk Ranch is located in Parkland County, Alberta. Forage is harvested as silage or grazed. Annually the ranch will receive, graze and feed 4,000 to 5,000 calves and 750 to 1,000 cow-calf pairs.

The ranch also works with multiple environmental partners on ecologically-based initiatives stemming from our holistic approach, regenerative practices, and affinity for healthy and biodiverse landscapes

Skills Required
Skills Required: 
Computer Skills
Job Description: 

Role:

The successful candidate will implement and execute livestock grazing plans and be a hands-on manager of livestock using appropriate low-stress techniques for open range and confined areas, frequently on horseback and also on foot or with vehicles and trailers. This role is also responsible for monitoring animal health, calving support, the application of approved medicines and other health management protocols and ranch infrastructure maintenance. The candidate will participate in the calculation of animal forage consumption, maintaining livestock inventory, health and other work records.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 Team player with effective English communication, organization, decision-making and time management skills

 Strong horsemanship and livestock roping skills are essential

 Relevant knowledge of cattle management (including processing, calving, low stress handling, herd health management)

 Physically fit and hold a valid Canadian Drivers License

 Working knowledge of machinery and maintenance, electric fencing, farm and shop tools

 Computer literacy (Microsoft Office) and skill utilizing data management tools (eg. Herdtrax) would be an asset

On-ranch housing and care for working horses will be provided. Candidates must be comfortable living in a rural area and small community setting, but larger centers (including West Edmonton) are within an hour’s drive.

How to apply: 

REFERENCES: Must be available and provided on request.

Apply via email to: leslie.archibald@westernranchlands.ca

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