Range Livestock Worker

  • Seasonal Jobs H2A & H2B
  • United States
  • Dec 03, 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 to livestock on the range: feed and water livestock and/or ensure adequate provision of both; herd livestock to appropriate grazing areas; assist animals with birthing and health of offspring; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; guard animals from predatory animals and from eating poisonous and/or noxious plants; assist with the vaccination of livestock by herding into corrals and/or stalls or manually restraining animals; apply medications to cuts and bruises; spray livestock with insecticide; assist with castration of livestock; clip identifying notches on or brand animals; may assist with irrigating forage for livestock, weed control on grazing areas (including noxious, invasive and poisonous plant species) or building and repairing fence and livestock facilities to contain or protect livestock; 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 to livestock at the ranch: feed and water livestock or ensure adequate provision of both; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist animals with birthing and health of offspring; assist with the vaccination of livestock by herding into corrals and/or stalls or manually restraining animals; apply medications to cuts and bruises; spray livestock with insecticide; assist with castration of livestock; clip identifying notches on or brand animals; 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.