Western Range Association
Firebaugh, CA

Workers must have at least 3 months of experience birthing livestock with herds of 200 head or larger on the open range or pasture. One reference required. May assist in lambing, docking, and shearing. The following seasonal duties will need to be performed. Herder will need to move pregnant ewes to lambing grounds. Be able to identify signs of ewes going into labor and identify potential problems during the labor process. Know how and when to assist during difficult births. Be able to properly constrain ewes for difficult births and able to graft orphan lambs to mothers. Ability to identify herd health issues including but not limited to malnutrition of ewes and lambs, prolapse and mastitis. Provide water to animals, including minor maintenance of water troughs and water lines. May need to haul water in truck to supplement animal water needs. May need to provide supplement feed for the ewes and lambs if the range has insufficient forage. Disperse livestock on the range to reduce overcrowding and increase the success of mother and lamb bonding. Protect vulnerable livestock (lambs & ewes in labor) from predators. Move Ewes and lambs and assist in branding, castrating, vaccinating, tagging, and worming. Ability to safely catch lambs with a hook. Move ewes and lambs to summer range grounds. Some work/tasks may occur off the range, but more than 50% of work will be performed on the range. Western Range Association and its member ranches facilitate practices of good animal husbandry. Employees that are found abusing, neglecting or abandoning livestock entrusted to their care may be terminated for cause. If the negligent/abusive actions of an employee result in the loss/death of livestock/animals or cause harm to another person, the employee may be held accountable for these actions. The worker will live in the employer provided range housing. Said housing will be clean and in good repair at the time it is provided to the employee. The employee is responsible to maintain the housing unit in a reasonable level of cleanliness in order to avoid flies, mice or other vermin. The employee is responsible to alert the employer of damage to the housing unit within a reasonable amount of time. The employee may be held accountable for damage to the housing unit that is the result of negligence on the part of the employee (normal wear and tear excepted). ***Hours worked footnote: On call for up to 24 hours 7 days a week*** Los trabajadores deben tener al menos 3 meses de experiencia dando a luz al ganado con rebaos de 200 cabezas o ms en el campo abierto o en el pasto. Se requiere una referencia. Puede ayudar en el parto, atraque y esquila. Se debern realizar los siguientes deberes estacionales. El pastor necesitar mover las ovejas preadas a los terrenos de parto. Ser capaz de identificar signos de ovejas en el parto e identificar posibles problemas durante el proceso de parto. Sepa cmo y cundo ayudar durante los partos difciles. Poder restringir adecuadamente a las ovejas para partos difciles y poder injertar corderos hurfanos a las madres. Capacidad para identificar problemas de salud del rebao, que incluyen, entre otros, desnutricin de ovejas y corderos, prolapso y mastitis. Proporcione agua a los animales, incluido el mantenimiento menor de canales de agua y tuberas de agua. Puede necesitar transportar agua en un camin para complementar las necesidades de agua de los animales. Es posible que deba proporcionar alimento suplementario para las ovejas y los corderos si el rango no tiene suficiente forraje. Disperse el ganado en el rango para reducir el hacinamiento y aumentar el xito de la unin de la madre y el cordero. Proteja al ganado vulnerable (corderos y ovejas en trabajo de parto) de los depredadores. Mueve ovejas y corderos y ayuda a marcar, castrar, vacunar, etiquetar y desparasitar. Capacidad para atrapar corderos con seguridad con un anzuelo. Mueva las ovejas y l

Job Requirements

Experience Required:  Yes
Months of Experience Required:  3
Special Requirements:  NONE
Work Schedule (Start/End time):  null null – null null

Employer Information

Company Name:  Western Range Association
Location:  Twin FallsID 83301
Telephone Number:  +12085952226


Address:  1888 7TH STREET.ON HWY 33 SOUTHBOUND TO 8th ST.
        Firebaugh, CA 93622
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