This week’s job of the week is a Dairy Farm Herder I (#586596) for the Department of Animal Science. This position is seeking an individual to care for assigned herd dairy cattle, maintain livestock barns and assist in animal research.
The responsibilities for this role include daily milking of cows and maintaining breeding and feeding. Other responsibilities for this role include transporting livestock, weighing animals and upkeep of the facility to inspection guidelines.
The ideal candidate would possess knowledge by completing a high school diploma or GED equivalent; knowledge acquired from course work from secondary school, technical, vocational, trade school and/or college in the field of animal science. Preference for two plus combined years of study or equivalent industry related experience. Experience in research implementation. Experience working with student employees and or teaching agriculture related skills. Basic plumbing and electrical skills. Industry certification within the last two years in dairy cattle milking techniques.
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