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Job Details

Cattle Herdsperson

Posted on Jan 26, 2021 by Prairie Land and Cattle Co. Ltd.

  • Location Hardisty, AB
  • Earnings $22.00 to $27.00 hourly (to be negotiated)
  • Work Hours 200 to 300 hours per month
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 2  Vacancies
  • Closing Date Mar 07, 2021
Job Requirements

Employer

Prairie Land and Cattle Co. Ltd.

Languages

English

Education

Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Equipment and Machinery Experience

Tractor

Experience

5 years or more

Additional Skills

  • Perform general farm duties
  • Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment
  • Maintain work records and logs

Area of Specialization

  • Beef cattle
  • Agricultural livestock service
  • Cattle breeding

Type of Farm Operations

  • Livestock
  • Grain, oil and forage crop
  • Beef cattle ranching and farming, including feedlots
  • Hay farming
  • Livestock combination farming

Specific Skills

Monitoring animal health

Work Site Environment

  • Outdoors
  • Noisy
  • Odours
  • Dusty

Transportation/Travel Information

Valid driver's licence

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Physically demanding
  • Attention to detail
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Large workload
  • Tight deadlines

Ability to Supervise

3-4 people

Work Location Information

  • Rural area
  • Remote location

Agricultural Service Contractors Specific Skills

  • Maintain financial and production records
  • Assist in the development and implementation of farm safety and bio-security procedures

Farm Supervisors Specific Skills

  • Maintain quality control and production records
  • Co-ordinate and supervise the work of general farm workers and harvesting labourers
  • Develop work schedules and establish procedures
  • Supervise and oversee breeding and other livestock-related programs
  • Supervise and oversee growing and other crop-related operations
  • Ensure farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed

Specialized Livestock Workers Specific Skills

  • Recognize and treat certain livestock health problems
  • Formulate feeding program
  • Carry out a pasture or pen breeding programs
  • Maintain livestock performance records
  • Select livestock for sale
  • Calving
  • Cattle exhibition
  • Cattle training
  • Feed inventory
  • Handling animals
  • Weaning
  • Livestock branding

Personal Suitability

  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Organized

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

Advertised Until

Mar 07, 2021

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes
The Cattle Herdsperson is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Agricultural and Related Service Contractors and Managers
OBJECTIVE

Interest in handling machinery and equipment; and in participating in the provision of services

METHODICAL

Interest in co-ordinating and maintaining financial and operational records; and in hiring and training workers

innovative

Interest in negotiating with farmers and farm managers regarding services

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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Specialized Livestock Workers
METHODICAL

Interest in handling equipment to perform general farm duties; and in maintaining livestock performance records and in training horses

INNOVATIVE

Interest in co-ordinating information to formulate feeding programs

directive

Interest in supervising feeding, health and breeding programs; may supervise general farm workers and harvesting labourers

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

Learn More

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