Livestock Rancher Job Description Sample
Central Livestock Livestock Worker (Part-Time)
CENTRAL LIVESTOCK is seeking a part-time Livestock Worker to tend to various livestock in the Rock Creek market by feeding, caring and managing livestock.
Major Areas of Responsibility
Provide general maintenance duties and maintain a clean environment for customers and livestock
Assist in unloading, sorting, and loading livestock
Care for and treat animals with the utmost respect
Feed livestock on a regular basis to ensure proper nutrition
Must have experience working with various livestock understanding how to properly handle the livestock
Ability to follow instructions and possesses strong communication skills
Ability to think quickly in order to protect yourself and others when handling livestock
Must be courteous and kink in order to work with customers, sellers, buyers, and truckers
Willingness to grow and develop both personally and professionally
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Purina Animal Nutrition Livestock Production Specialist-Dairy
Purina Animal Nutrition LLC (purinamills.com) is a national organization serving producers, animal owners and their families through more than 4,700 local cooperatives, independent dealers and other large retailers throughout the United States. With an uncompromising commitment to animal excellence, Purina Animal Nutrition conducts industry-leading R&D initiatives that create and sustain a valued portfolio of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and specialty technologies for the livestock and lifestyle animal markets.
Species served by Purina Animal Nutrition include both large and small animals, including cattle, horses, swine, chickens, hamsters, gerbils and rabbits. Headquartered in Shoreview, Minn., Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Livestock Production Specialist - Dairy Position Purpose: The Livestock Production Specialist – Dairy position is responsible to sell feed and all related products in a consultative manner to improve Dairy Producer bottom line performance.
The main focus will be working with dairy producers on their lactating cows diets, optimizing milk production efficiency and herd health. This is to be done in a manner that will grow the cooperative/dealer's market share and profitability, improve the cooperative/dealer's efficiency, help achieve the cooperative/dealer's mission and goals, and result in outstanding customer service.
Required (Basic) Experience-Education: BS in Ag related field or equivalent experience. Candidate should have a good understanding of dairy husbandry, current management practices, and nutritional guidelines.
Competencies-Skills (Required): Successful candidate should be competent to have basic command of nutritional and management recommendations to livestock owners in the market. There is a requirement of excellent verbal and written communication skills, focus, along with strong organization and time management skills.
Success in this position requires cold calling, high internal drive, a natural ability for relationship building, and leadership in a team environment. Computer skills, including in MS Office, necessary for success. Requires the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
Experience-Education (Preferred): Preferred candidates will have minimum of 3 years of experience with a Dairy emphasis, proven track record of growing and maintaining a customer base of dairy herds. Experience as a Dairy herd manager, or related position is favored also.
Competencies-Skills (Preferred): Experience with ration balancing software, Dairy Comp, PC Dart, etc, with 3 or more years of experience in industry.
Percentage of Travel: 15% over night travel, in addition to daily travel in the assigned geography.
EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled. Land O'Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Agriculture Spec V - Livestock
Please Note: This is a continuation of the position posting dated 06/05/18. Applicants who previously applied for this vacancy need not resubmit their application.
CLOSES: 06-29-2018 - EXTENDED
JOB POSTING NO: 023046CN
PAYROLL TITLE: AGRICULTURE SPEC V
EXTENDED TITLE: Livestock
SALARY: GR. A17-($3,371.52 / Monthly)
VACANCY LOCATION: Brazoria, TX
UNIT/DEPT: Clemens Unit- Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Logistics Division
PAYROLL JOB#: 030110
Hazardous Duty Pay
Law Enforcement & Custodial Officers System (LECOS) Retirement
TDCJ Training Academy Required
Telephonic Interviews Will Not Be Accepted
Work Site Visits Will Be Conducted
No Study Material
1.Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by
an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation (CHEA) or by the United States Department of
Education (USDE). Major course work in Agriculture or a related
field preferred. Each year of experience as described below in
excess of the required one year may be substituted for thirty
semester hours from an accredited college or university on a
2.One year full-time, wage-earning experience in livestock
production or livestock production agriculture programs.
3.Experience in the supervision of employees preferred.
4.Must have or be able to obtain a Texas Department of Agriculture
Non-commercial Pesticide Applicator's license within six months
of employment date.
Selected applicants without required license(s) must sign a
Credential Contingency Agreement that will remain in effect only
until the initially established expiration date. Failure to
comply with this contingency statement will result in separation
from employment. Credential Contingency Agreements will not be
extended or renewed as a result of an employee's separation from
employment or acceptance of another position.
Must maintain valid license for continued employment in position.
The salary for an ERS Retiree (or non-contributing member) will
The following Military Occupational Specialty codes are generally
applicable to this position. Applicants must fully complete the
summary of experience to determine if minimum qualifications are met.
No military equivalent
- Applicants who want to schedule an appointment for a work site visit must call the contact person listed below.*
- Outside applicants will be required to submit to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment.*
Applicants must submit the State of Texas Application For Employment and the applicable supplement for outside applicants (PERS 282) or current TDCJ employees (PERS 598) to the contact person listed on the job posting. Applications may also be submitted through the Work In Texas website; however, the applicable supplement must also be submitted to the contact person. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to the contact person's email address; however, applications will not be accepted by email.
Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Logistics
P.O. Box 4013
Huntsville, TX 77342
- Applicants who fax an application are requested to fax both their State of Texas Application for Employment and the applicable supplement. Applicants who wish to submit their application with attachments should either hand deliver it to the contact person or send it via U.S.Mail or overnight delivery.*
Faxed applications must be complete and legible in order to be considered and must not have been sent from a fax machine located at a TDCJ unit or department.
Applications must be received by the contact person by 5:00PM on 06-29-2018. A complete job description and all application forms may be obtained at the above address or by viewing the Job Description. Job Descriptions are available in PDF format which maybe read with the free Adobe Reader.
- Equal Opportunity Employer*
Genex Livestock Technician
GENEX is looking to fill the position of Livestock Technician to care for bulls in a manner that will maintain maximum health and longevity and assist veterinarians in the testing and treatment of livestock.
Major Areas of Responsibility
Follow proper procedures to ensure optimal animal husbandry by accurately feeding grain, hay, or silage
Clean and maintain animal stalls with adequate bedding
Assist in clipping and hoof trimming of bulls
Closely observe bulls and report any signs of illness, lameness, or other abnormalties
Assist veterinarians in the care of illness, injuries, health testing, and maintaing of health records
Operate required company vehicles and trucks to move livestock and operate farm equipment for crop production, manure disposal, and livestock care
Assist in maintaining buildings, grounds, and equipment.
Prior experience and knowledge working with large animals is a plus
Must have a valid drivers license as there will be frequent driving to and from farms
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
Ability to work in a team environment and have strong communication skills
Willingness to develop and grow both personally and professionally.
Deadline to submit applications and assessments: 6/30/2018. This posting may close prior to the deadline date if the position is filled.
To be considered for this position, click on Apply and complete the application along with attaching a Cover Letter and Resume. Be sure to click the next arrow at the bottom of each screen. the assessment will be in the last step in the application.
Genex Livestock Specialist
GENEX is looking to fill the position of Livestock Specialist to handle sires in a manner to achieve maximum sperm harvest.
Major Areas of Responsibility
Handle sires in a manner to properly stimulate for sperm collection
Collect semen using established protocols
Perform livestock care including feeding, cleaning, moving bulls, health testing, veterinary treatments, and hoof trimming
Operate company vehicles, trucks, trailers, and farm equipment
Clean and maintain building, grounds, and equipment
Comfortable working with large animals and experience working with sires
Must have a valid driver's license
Ability to work weekends and lift/carry up to 50 pounds
Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced, team environment as well as possess effective communication skills
Willingness to grow and develop both personally and professionally
Deadline for applications and assessments: 7/15/18. This posting may close prior to the deadline date if the position is filled.
To be considered for this position, click on Apply and complete the application along with attaching a Resume. Be sure to click the next arrow at the bottom of each screen. The assessment will be in the last step in the application.
LIVESTOCK RECEIVER - AUSTIN PLANT
The work schedule for this position is Monday-Friday, approximately 3:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. There may be some slight adjustments in the hours, so the schedule will be discussed further during the interview. Overtime is required. Saturday and Sunday work is frequent. Flex time is not available.
The person in this position:
Completes the necessary procurement transaction information and receives animals according to the Hormel Foods Procurement department's rules and regulations.
Serves as the front-line Hormel contact with producers and transporters, requiring strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Enforces Hormel's animal welfare and handling policies.
Provides relief coverage in Grade & Yield department, as needed.
Demonstrate a strong pattern of written and verbal communication skills.
Physical strength to assist in gently rolling 200 - 300 lb non-ambulatory animals.
Ability to withstand a wide variety of temperature / climate changes.
Ability to withstand higher levels of noise, dust, and odors associated with livestock on a daily basis.
Understanding that incumbent may be vulnerable to possible injury from the animals bumping into them as the direction of travel of these animals can be unpredictable.
Good working knowledge of livestock quality and livestock handling.
Ability to differentiate between light and heavy hogs.
Knowledge of PC operations.
Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
Research Assistant Professor In Precision Livestock Production Systems
POSITION DESCRIPTION: non-tenure track position, 12-month appointment
RESPONSIUBILITIES: This position will be funded through the newly created North Dakota State University Meat Quality Laboratory and extramural/competitive research funds obtained by the individual holding this position.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Manage the NDSU Meat Quality Lab.
Maintain, manage, and operate all electronic and technical machinery associated with imaging analysis, artificial intelligence machinery and associated software, including all livestock oriented technologies associated with the field of precision agriculture and the NDSU Meat Quality Lab.
Collaborate with other faculty members in the department of Animal Sciences, across the NDSU system, as well as nationally and globally on imaging analysis and other livestock oriented technologies associated with the field of precision agriculture.
Establish a nationally recognized livestock precision agriculture research program.
Secure grant funding.
Supervise employees of the NDSU Meat Quality Lab.
Supervise graduate students as a Level 2 Affiliate Graduate Faculty member at NDSU.
Provide image analysis and livestock precision agriculture technology training and assistance to faculty and staff members as well as graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Animal Sciences.
Assist in the application of precision agriculture technologies on livestock species. This includes implementation of devices that are physically connected to animals or incorporated in the animals’ environment.
Assist in the collection and processing of data produced from livestock precision agriculture technology.
Publish research results in peer reviewed scientific journals.
Livestock Handling Specialist
The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.
The Livestock Handling Specialist is responsible for the oversight of the animal welfare program at the plant level. This position trains all involved with the handling of livestock. Responsible for assisting with the daily handling of livestock, managing the plant's animal welfare committee and all daily animal welfare audits. The incumbent will also play a major role in all audit and tour groups involving animal welfare and maintaining and updating all records involving animal welfare. The Livestock Handling Specialist is also responsible to ensure the plant is meeting government regulations pertaining to livestock handling as well as internal Smithfield Foods' policy.
Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:
Hands-On Assistance to the Animal Welfare Program
Monitors and provides hands-on assistance to all aspects of the animal welfare program.
Monitors trucks for proper transportation of equipment, unloading, timeliness of arrival and wait times.
Monitors pigs rest time, correct use of approved handling tools, proper handling procedures throughout the yard, handling procedures in extreme weather conditions and monitors for signs of sensibility.
Maintains positive relationship with Government officials and addresses any issues or concerns.
Monitors condition of facilities and assists with scheduling of maintenance as needed.
Assists with daily tasks involved with receiving animals and day to day tasks necessary to maintain efficiency and accuracy.
Trains all current and new hires that handle livestock on Smithfield's current livestock handling, euthanization and humane handling policies.
Trains all Smithfield employees, producers, and transporters on the National Pork Boards – Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) program.
Maintains and updates all records pertaining to animal welfare.
- Ensures that all daily plant and transportation audits are being performed by trained individuals, reviews completed audits and reports results to Smithfield's management.
Animal Welfare Committee Meetings
- Organizes and leads animal welfare committee meetings and actions.
Animal Welfare Audit and Tour Groups
Serves as plant lead on all audit and tour groups involving animal welfare.
Prepares documentation needed during animal welfare audits and presents it to the auditor.
Events and Training Sessions
- Attends company and industry events and training sessions to further education, growth, relationships, and provide voice for company on animal welfare topics.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 3+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Prior Animal Handling Instruction.
PAACO certified auditor.
Truckers Quality Assurance (TQA) Instructor Certification, preferred.
Working knowledge of livestock handling tools.
Working knowledge and experience with captive bolt gun.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with management, producers, USDA and others as needed.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize daily work assignments and manage time wisely.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Frequently required to move and/or lift 50 pounds and occasionally required to move and/or lift more than 100 pounds.
Specific vision includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
Noise level in the work environment can be loud when in the production area.
Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.
Coach, Livestock Show Team
The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming. Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference.
Core responsibilities of this position include:
The Adjunct Instructor/Coach, Live Stock Show Team position is responsible for supporting the mission, goals and objectives of the LCCC Agriculture department. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Livestock Show Team including but not limited to planning and conducting practices; recruitment of team members; travel and team documentation; coordination of facilities; budgetary and administrative functions for the program; supporting student academic success and needs; coordinating with coaching and facility team members; the logistics for student competitions for shows in the fall and spring; overseeing the health, feeding, fitting and general care of all livestock brought on campus for the use of the Livestock show team. In addition to these responsibilities, the Livestock Show Team Coach will assist other agriculture faculty and staff in organizing and hosting various events including but not limited to contests, camps, shows and fundraisers. This is a part-time non-benefitted position.
LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College. The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them.
Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.
Salary and Benefits: $4,200/year. (6 credit hours of release; the position ends in January).
Starting Date: August 20th, 2018.
For information about Cheyenne http://lccc.wy.edu/about/welcome.
Schedule, plan, and direct all practices and contests. Keep records of student and team performance for the College
Provide training direction, encouragement, and motivation to prepare students for competitive events; adjust coaching techniques based on the strengths and weaknesses of students
Coordinate all aspects of team travel and maintain compliance with budget and paperwork required for travel
Provide leadership to students to encourage both successful academic development and competitive performance
Develop policies for academic performance and integrity related to the privilege of competing for the College on this team
Monitor the academic performance of the Livestock Show team students throughout the academic year; review all students grade standing on a regular basis and develop individual progress plans
Administer and enforce the LCCC Student Code of Conduct
Maintain, store and facilitate repair and purchasing of all equipment and other materials pertaining to the Livestock Show Team
Monitor and maintain the Livestock Show Team budget
Work with Admissions, Financial Aid, and other departments to ensure the appropriate admissions, advising and other administrative process of Livestock Show team members
Be current in rules and ethics of showing livestock to ensure compliance with registration and rules of Livestock shows
Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations
Ensure the proper care and handlings of all livestock associated with the Livestock show team program
Report any injuries to students, visitors, or livestock in accordance with department and college policies and procedures
An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis:
All other duties as assigned by the Dean of Business, Agriculture, and Technical Studies
Attend Department, Division, and College meetings as assigned
Overnight travel to conferences, trainings, student activities, and professional development opportunities
Attend continuous development opportunities as directed by department and program needs
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Possess proficiency in coaching methodology, program design and development, program strategic planning, budgeting
Must have a valid driver's license, and pass the van driver training course to be a certified LCCC driver
Knowledge of program management
Demonstrate professional knowledge of discipline and changes in the field
Display a professional demeanor and exhibit good work ethic
Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Demonstrate collaboration, cooperation and sensitivity in working with students, colleagues and staff in the campus settings
Represent the college at appropriate meetings and planning sessions as they relate to the assigned area of responsibility
Facilitate partnerships with stakeholders to include but not limited to FFA, 4-H, Universities, private industry
Demonstrate appropriate judgment in making decisions
Promote student recruitment and retention
Establish a student-coach relationship conducive to learning and promote active involvement of students in learning activities
Coach and instruct the assigned team consistently and appropriately to the expectations of the program, associations, and supervisor expectations and guidelines
Computer and office software competency
To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of all employees, students, and donors
The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required
While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long work days, evenings, and weekends as needed
There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations
While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities
There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, climbing, crouching, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds to perform essential position functions. Assisted lift technique is required for all lifts over 50 pounds
Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds
This position requires travel including overnight travel to events, meetings, and competitions
At least three (3) years fitting and showing livestock
Associate's degree from a regionally accredited institution in Animal Science, Agriculture Business or related degree
Valid driver's license and ability to be insured by the College's insurance provider
Prior experience exhibiting livestock competitively at the national level
Prior experience working with an organized livestock show team and/or livestock judging team
LCCC DOES NOT SPONSOR H1B VISAS.
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.
The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007, 307-778-1217, TitleIX_ADA.Coordinator@lccc.wy.edu.
Extension Agent, Livestock
This position demands a dynamic and enthusiastic individual with an understanding of production agriculture and animal husbandry. Responsibilities will include the development of educational programs in all agronomic commodities and related agricultural issues facing the producers and citizens of Warren County.
The position will also be responsible for pesticide education and pesticide certification programs. Responsible for educational programming in all animal species including beef, swine, sheep, and horses. One of the following educational requirements: - A Bachelor's degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 overall or a 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in an agricultural or related field, - A Bachelor's degree and the completion of at least one-half of coursework in a Master's degree curriculum with a cumulative grade point average 3.0 or higher with at least one of the degrees in an agricultural or related field, or - Completion of a Master's degree with at least one of the degrees in an agricultural or related field.
Also required: a personal automobile; computer literacy; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to plan, implement, market, and evaluate educational programs; willingness to work as a team member and support a total Extension program; and the ability to handle multiple demands and set priorities. Personal Attributes: Successful performance of the duties encompassed in the Extension Agent's job requires that the individual possess habits of industry, a sense of responsibility, and a genuine appreciation for the worth of the individual.
The employee must be adept in both oral and written communication. The Extension Agent is eligible to become a member of the non-tenure track/special faculty at North Carolina State University. The Extension Agent has primary responsibility for planning, executing, and evaluating that phase of Extension programs within assigned areas of program responsibility.
The Extension Agent cooperates with colleagues in the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and leaders in performing assigned responsibilities. The performance of assigned responsibilities is governed by the philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. A Bachelor's degree in Agronomy or Animal Science is required.
The candidate must be able to network with diverse audiences, customers, volunteers, Extension specialists, and local Extension staff. The candidate must possess strong oral and written communication skills, possess appropriate computer skills, and be willing to actively seek outside resources to enhance the program. The candidate must be able to develop and implement innovative strategies for presenting educational programs and provide leadership in planning, implementing, marketing, and evaluating educational programs and activities with measurable impacts.
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