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Recipient Herdsman

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Trans Ova Genetics

Sioux Center, IA

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Trans Ova in Sioux Center is looking for a Recipient Herdsman!

Recipient Herdsman

Position Purpose:

General care of recipient herd from backgrounding through 60-day pregnancy and live calf and clone pregnancies through 8 months’ gestation.

Key Responsibilities:

Assists with heat detection.

Assists with chute work including processing, backgrounding and pregnancy checks.

Provides general daily care to recipient cattle including observing animals for health.

Sorts cattle for heats, syncs, and pregnant cows to go home.

Loads, unloads, and assists with transportation of cattle.

Synchronizes cows.

Identifies and sells cull cows.

Removes dead livestock.

Enters syncs and heats into Ova Drive data system.

Generates sorting and synchronization lists from Ova Drive data system.

Assists with yard maintenance including but not limited to manure hauling, bedding, feeding, snow removal, box scraping and fencing.

Weekend and Holiday rotation.

Maintains a professional imagine reflective of Trans Ova’s industry position.

Follows Trans Ova’s policies and procedures.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education Requirements:

Minimum high school diploma or G.E.D.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

Working conditions are primarily an outdoor environment with extreme temperatures, wind, and muddy conditions. Animals, especially if handled improperly, can cause injury. Ability to be on feet walking, or standing for long periods of time.

Other skills/experience:

Prior cattle handling experience is helpful.

Must be good with numbers.

Must have legible penmanship.

Computer experience preferred.

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Trans Ova Genetics

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