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Ranch Jobs: Wanted - Pen Checker (Horse Position) - Nebraska SOLD #75547
Posted by: ALCC [see other ads by this poster]
City: Broken Bow [see other ads in this city]
State: Nebraska [see other ads in this state]
Job Title: Pen Checker
Employer: Adams Land and Cattle, LLC
Salary: Competitive Wage + Benefits + $425/month Horse Pay
Phone #: 308-872-6494

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Opportunity for a team-oriented individual to be responsible for the detection and safe handling of sick cattle at our South Feedlot in Broken Bow, NE.

This person will be responsible for:

-Riding assigned pens daily as scheduled, excluding extreme weather conditions.

-Being accountable for cattle health in assigned pens by detecting sick or injured cattle.

-Properly diagnosing cattle through mail or radio contact with Cattle Health team and pulling cattle to the adjacent hospital pen.

-Sorting cattle, including removing withdrawal cattle according to sales schedule, wrong penners, and mixed pens.

-Moving cattle within the feedyard.

-Gathering loose cattle and taking them to their appropriate pens.

-Checking water tanks to ensure functionality.

-Utilizing animal health reports and interpreting the data to support decisions.

-Reporting vet pen and general pen maintenance to Pen Checking Team Lead or Supervisor.

-Communicating problematic pens with leadership immediately.

-Calling in moralities and animals for euthanasia to the Cattle Health team.

-Ensuring holding pens around the processing facilities are emptied daily.

-Ensuring general care for your horses (i.e. shoeing, vaccinations, feeding).

-Maintaining and cleaning your area (i.e. tack, run, water tanks, hay feeders) within the facility, including the break room.

-Assisting in other areas of cattle production, including but not limited to Cattle Logistics, Cattle Distribution, and East Lot.

-Rotating the on-call responsibilities for unloading incoming cattle on the weekends.

Ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:

-Cattle handling knowledge and experience.

-Intermediate to advanced horsemanship skills.

-Knowledge of sick or injured cattle, including basic animal health diagnosis.


-Must be team-oriented.

-High attention to detail.

-Excellent verbal communication skills.

-Feedlot, sale barn, and/or ranch experience is preferred.

-Beef Quality Assurance experience.

-Commitment to safety and quality culture.

This position requires:

-Individual must provide, shoe, and maintain three (3) head of horses and pass ADAMS pre-employment horse evaluation test.

-Individual must be able to work extended hours and have the ability to work holidays and weekends as needed.

-Individual must be able to work in adverse weather conditions, if needed.

-Exerting 50-100 pounds of force occasionally. Sitting, lifting/lowering, pushing/pulling, and reaching/handling/grasping frequently; standing, walking, carrying, bending, twisting, climbing, and crawling occasionally; stairs and kneeling/crouching rarely.

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Posted 05-17-17
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