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Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch and Aquacultural Animals

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Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch and Aquacultural Animals – Must be able to work while being exposed to extreme temperatures, Must be able to lift and carry 100 lbs., Must be able to withstand extensive pushing and pulling, extensive walking and frequent stooping. Range Sheep Herder: Worker must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds. Most duties are performed out of doors and entail exposure to extreme heat and cold; dust, rain, snow, and wind; and herding hazards; poisonous snakes and predators common in range lands. General supervision will be provided by ranch owner. A minimum of 6 months’ experience is required. Worker must be On-Call 24/7. The Range Sheep Herder will be required to be On-Call 24/7 and live on the range more than 50% of the time. Range Duties include: Attends sheep herd grazing on range or pasture. Herds flock and rounds up strays. Beds down flock near evening campsite. Guards flock from predatory animals and from eating poisonous plants. Drenches sheep. May examine animals for signs of illness and administer vaccines, medications and insecticides according to instruction. May assist with lambing, docking and shearing. May perform other farm or ranch chores related to the production and husbandry of sheep on an incidental basis. May sort and cut culls. May feed animals supplementary rations. Employee must be willing to perform tasks capably and efficiently without close supervision, and live and work singly or in small groups of workers in isolated areas for extended periods of time. Sheep herders will be operating equipment to feed round bales and driving pickup/silage wagons to feed sheep/lambs and ewes. Herders may ride horse and/or drive 4-wheelers. Need general knowledge of livestock health related issues. Duties that may be performed off the range less than 50% of the time include: Must be willing to be On-Call 24/7, Worker must assist with lambing of sheep, attend to sheep in barns during lambing season, herd sheep into corrals and stalls, manually restrain sheep, may clean stalls, pens and other equipment used for the production of sheep. Need general knowledge of livestock health related issues.

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