Five Rivers Cattle Feeding LLC - Grant Co Pen Rider in Ulysses, Kansas
This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11446300 Description: Monitoring and movement of cattle in feedyard on horseback.
Skills: Ability to ride a horse in a safe manner. Ability to furnish gentle horse and tack. Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10 s and 100 s. Ability to apply these functions using units and weights. Knowledge of cattle breeds and characteristics. Flexibility to work varied hours should shipping necessitate it.
Duties: Utilizes a horse to ride through assigned pens daily and identify animals by observing outward signs of distress; segregates cattle for treatment by driving them to nearest hospital pen Assists in shipment of fcattle by opening gates, driving cattle to shipping areas for weighing; counting cattle and separating strays; checking withdrawals. Moves/drives cattle from one area of the yard to another by utilizing humane low stress techniques including slow movement of cattle. Returns treated cattle to home pens from hospitals. Returns stray animals to home pens. Rides horse safely by awareness of surroundings and exercise of caution in dangerous situations. Maintains appearance of break room by properly disposing of trash, wiping feet upon entering and sweeping/mopping according to posted schedule. Maintains cleanliness of horse facilities by sweeping floor and cleaning stalls. Reports observed pen maintenance issues to appropriate yard employee for repair (broken water tanks, bunks, holes, etc.). Alerts supervisor to possible problem pens through observance of unusual trends (including concerns about feed, conditions of cattle received, etc). Complies with all applicable safety rules and policies.