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Job Description:

  • 1) Performs any combination of following tasks to attend livestock, such as cattle, sheep, swine, and goats on farm or ranch: Mixes feed and additives, fills feed troughs with feed, and waters livestock.

  • 2) Herds livestock to pasture for grazing.

  • 3) Examines animals to detect diseases and injuries.

  • 4) Vaccinates animals by placing vaccine in drinking water or feed or using syringes and hypodermic needles.

  • 5) Applies medications to cuts and bruises, sprays livestock with insecticide, and herds them into insecticide bath.

  • 6) Confines livestock in stalls, washes and clips them to prepare them for calving, and assists VETERINARIAN in delivery of offspring.

  • 7) Binds or clamps testes or surgically removes testes to castrate livestock.

  • 8) Clips identifying notches or symbols on animal or brands animal, using branding iron, to indicate ownership.

  • 9) Clamps metal rings into nostrils of livestock to permit easier handling and prevent rooting.

  • 10) Docks lambs, using hand snips.

  • 11) Cleans livestock stalls and sheds, using disinfectant solutions, brushes, and shovels.

  • 12) Grooms, clips, and trims animals for exhibition.

  • 13) May maintain ranch buildings and equipment.

  • 14) May plant, cultivate, and harvest feed grain for stock.

  • 15) May maintain breeding, feeding, and cost records.

  • 16) May shear sheep.




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Job Number: 3784