Assistant Herd Manager in Stillwater, OK

Oklahoma State University
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Job Description

Assist Senior Herd Manager with managing and utilizing feed commodities at the Dairy Cattle Center including mixing all rations, keeping fresh feed to milking cows at all times, conducting accurate and efficient feeding of all cattle, and utilizing current technologies and ideas to minimize waste and spoilage. Supervise graduate students conducting research at the Center.

Schedule maintenance and keep records on vehicles and tractors. Assist manager in waste management planning. Assist in timed AI program, AI, herd health, difficult births, and facility maintenance. Assist in managing milking operations including milking the dairy herd, cleaning of parlor and milking equipment, and maintenance of milking equipment.

On call to solve equipment, milking, and animal care problems that part-time student employees might have. Clean facilities after any movement in or out of the barn in all weather conditions, facilitate repairs to facilities and equipment at the Dairy Center, and communicate maintenance needs at the Dairy Center to the Dairy Center Manager. Assist with field days, judging contests, and other activities that frequently occur on weekends.

Should have basic mechanical abilities to fix items around dairy. Also, necessary to be flexible in daily duties.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

A resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references are required.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:


Bachelor’s in Animal Science or related area in Agriculture

Valid Driver’s license.

Knowledge of operating and maintaining farm machinery, computers, handling of dairy cattle and milking equipment.

Be able to lift at least 100 pounds (newborn baby calf)


Prefer some work experiences with dairy cattle through informal (farm background) or formal work experiences.

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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About Us:
The Oklahoma State University Department of Animal and Food Sciences has distinguished programs in teaching, research, and Extension. We offer two majors, animal science and food science, and 5 study options. We are one of the largest departments on campus, but with a small-town feel, a caring attitude, and a commitment to every student. For more information, visit: