Sheepherder

  • Seasonal Jobs H2A & H2B
  • United States
  • Nov 09, 2019

Job Description

Required to be available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week and spend the majority of workdays on the range. All job duties are closely and directly related to the production of livestock. Perform any combination of the following tasks to attend sheep on the range: feed and water sheep or ensure adequate provision of both; herd flock to appropriate grazing area; round up strays using dogs and/or fence; make certain animals have access to fresh water; bed down flock near evening site; guard flock from predatory animals and from eating poisonous and/or noxious plants; administer medication to sheep as needed; assist in lambing, docking and shearing; brand, tag, clip or otherwise mark sheep for identification purposes; assist with sorting and cutting of cull sheep; feed supplemental rations to sheep. May assist with irrigating forage for livestock and weed control on grazing areas (including noxious, invasive and poisonous plant species). May build and/or maintain fence and livestock facilities to ensure the safety and health of grazing sheep and forage; may assist in the maintenance of tools, equipment and livestock handling facilities necessary to livestock production. Feed, water and tend to the dogs (both guard and working) and horses that assist a herder in caring for the livestock. Perform any combination of the following tasks to attend sheep on the ranch: feed and water sheep or ensure adequate provision of both; move sheep to appropriate pens; make certain animals have access to fresh water; bed down flock at appropriate night site, guard flock from predatory animals and from eating poisonous and/or noxious plants; administer medication to sheep as needed; assist in lambing, docking and shearing; brand, tag, clip or otherwise mark sheep for identification purposes; assist with sorting and cutting of cull sheep; feed supplemental rations to sheep; may build and/or maintain fence and livestock facilities to ensure the safety and health of grazing sheep and forage; may assist in the maintenance of tools, equipment and livestock handling facilities necessary to livestock production May attend sheep and lambs in barns during lambing season. Feed, water and tend to the dogs (both guard and working) and horses that assist a herder in caring for the livestock.