Dairy Herdsperson - Kassies Dairy LTD.

Date Posted: Sep 05, 2023

Job Detail


Overview

Languages

English

Education

  • Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Experience

1 year to less than 2 years

Work site environment

  • Dusty
  • Noisy
  • Odours
  • Outdoors
  • Dairy
  • Livestock

Work setting

  • Rural area
  • Staff accommodation available

Responsibilities

Tasks

  • Calving
  • Monitoring animal health
  • Provide agricultural livestock services such as artificial insemination spraying or shearing of livestock or disinfecting pens barns or poultry houses
  • Ensure farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed
  • Formulate feeding program
  • Maintain livestock performance records
  • Maintain quality control and production records
  • Recognize and treat certain livestock health problems
  • Maintain work records and logs
  • Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment
  • Perform general farm duties
  • Feed and tend animals
  • Clean stables barns barnyards and pens
  • Milk cows
  • Detect disease and health problems in crops livestock and poultry
  • Set and monitor water lines air flow and temperature in barns pens and chicken coops

Experience and specialization

Equipment and machinery experience

  • Automated manure handling or storage system
  • Feeding and watering system
  • Milking system (automated)
  • Tractor
  • Manure spreader
  • Loader
  • Farm truck

Automated systems experience

  • Manure handling and storage

Area of specialization

  • Dairy cattle

Additional information

Transportation/travel information

  • Valid drivers licence

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Physically demanding
  • Attention to detail
  • Overtime required
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Handling heavy loads
  • Walking

Personal suitability

  • Excellent oral communication
  • Organized
  • Team player

Benefits

Health benefits

  • Dental plan
  • Disability benefits
  • Health care plan
  • Paramedical services coverage
  • Vision care benefits

Other benefits

  • On-site housing options

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