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JOB TITLE: Livestock Technician

LOCATION: Val Marie, Saskatchewan

Position: Seasonal – (May to August 2017)

SUMMARY: Assist with cattle management, grass management and feed production tasks on cow-calf (1000 cows) and grasser (1500 head) operation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Supervise cows calving on pasture. Handle, move and process cattle.
  • Monitor cattle and grass conditions during grazing season. Implement grazing plan
  • Assist with timed Artificial Insemination program
  • Irrigating ‑ border dyke irrigation, and mowing ditches.
  • Contributes to feed production operations.
  • Deliver feeding program and health check cattle. Administer medications as per protocol.
  • Load and transport agricultural products. (Lift 50 pounds)
  • Repair or construct fence, corrals & other infrastructure.
  • Assist with farm operations as required.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a passion for agriculture (soil, grass, cattle), excellent observational skills, knowledge of grass growth and grass management, ability to work as part of a team and unsupervised. On site training provided.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Class 5 Driver’s License required.

PERSONALITY TRAITS: This individual should be honest, courteous, responsible, punctual and dependable; neat in appearance. Be willing to learn with a strong work ethic and have the ability to work independently and with a team.

REASONING ABILITY: This individual must be able to read and interpret maps, and navigate descriptions of land locations from verbal instruction.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to lift 55 pounds (mineral bags). Allergies to plants or livestock would be detrimental to your ability to complete the required tasks.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment is outside in all weather. We operate a non-smoking workplace.

CONTACT FOR DETAILS: (306) 298-2268 or grantranch@sasktel.net