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Job Description:

  • 1) Performs any combination of the following tasks to bed, feed, water, load, weigh, mark, and segregate livestock: Feeds grains, hay, and prepared feed and waters livestock according to schedule.

  • 2) Opens gates and drives livestock to scales, pens, trucks, railcars, and holding and slaughtering areas according to instructions, using electric prod and whip.

  • 3) Weighs animals and records weight.

  • 4) Segregates animals according to weight, age, color, and physical condition.

  • 5) Marks livestock to identify ownership and grade, using brands, tags, paint, or tattoos.

  • 6) Cleans ramps, scales, trucks, railcars, and pens, using hose, fork, shovel, and rake.

  • 7) Scatters new bedding material, such as sawdust and straw, in pens, railcars, and trucks.

  • 8) May vaccinate, apply liniment, drench, isolate, and mark animals to effect disease control program.

  • 9) May make routine repairs and perform general maintenance duties in stockyard.




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Job Number: 5973