Sheepherder

  • Seasonal Jobs H2A & H2B
  • May 23, 2020

Job Description

RANGE SHEEP HERDER: Worker must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds. Most duties are performed out-of-doors and entail exposure to extreme heat and cold; dust, rain, snow, and wind; and herding hazards; poisonous snakes and predators common in range lands. General supervision will be provided by the ranch owner. A minimum of 6 months experience is required. Driving is required on employers property (Drivers License is not required). The Range Sheep Herder will be required to be On-Call 24/7 and live on the range more than 50% of the time. Range Duties include: Herd sheep to pastures for grazing; sort and round up strays; protect and defend livestock from predators and from eating poisonous or noxious plants; ride horse and/or 4-wheeler to move livestock; if riding horse the worker must be able to handle a horse to ensure the safety of the worker, co-workers and livestock; manually restrain livestock when required; apply medication to cuts and bruises; spray sheep with insecticide; feed livestock supplementary rations; feed and care for horses and other domestic animals used on the range to help with herding; setup and take down electric fence; inspect and repair other fencing used to contain the herd. Must be able to find and maintain bearings to grazing areas. Must be willing and able to live and work independently in isolated areas for extended periods of time. Workers must be willing and able to perform tasks capably and efficiently without close supervision. Duties that may be performed off the range less than 50% of the time include: Worker must assist with lambing of sheep, attend to sheep in barns during lambing season, herd sheep into corrals and stalls, manually restrain sheep, may clean stalls, pens and other equipment used for the production of sheep.