Cattle Department Manager – Gilcrest Feedlot in La Salle, CO 80645

Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, LLC
  • La Salle, CO 80645
  • $56,000 - $84,000 a year USD / Year
  • Applications have closed

JOB TITLE: Cattle Department Manager
REPORTS TO: Feedlot General Manager and Assistant General Manager
FLSA STATUS: AG Exempt, Salaried
FUNCTION: Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in care and movement of livestock in Feedlot by performing the following duties.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Manages subordinate supervisors and hourly employees including Receivers, Doctors, Pen riders, and Processors. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Assigns workers to receive, weigh, inspect, medically treat, and transfer livestock.
Examines livestock to determine the effectiveness of disease control and collaborates with consulting veterinarian to take corrective action and rectify deficiencies.
Observes livestock handling and issues instructions to minimize stress on livestock during transfer; ensures that no animal leaves the facility without meeting applicable withdrawals by maintaining thorough and accurate records
Manages department supplies inventory by researching costs, designing inventory systems, determining inventory levels, anticipating needed supplies, and approving orders.
Develops department budget; manages expenses by studying historical data, anticipating needs, and researching costs.
Sets a positive example for employees by modeling safe work practices and following safety rules and policies. Communicates critical safety information to employees by conducting regular safety training; monitors workplace for unsafe/non-compliant behavior.
Monitors department activities to assure adherence to applicable USDA, FDA, State, and Federal laws, Company policies, and Company standards through open communications with the team.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.


Undergraduate degree; or equivalent related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Animal husbandry skills; knowledge of cattle breeds and characteristics
Knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software and Database software.
Valid driver’s license.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Expected to work well in group problem-solving situations, manage project team activities, manage difficult or emotional employee situations, participate in meetings, set expectations and monitor delegated activities, understand business implications of decisions, conserve organizational resources, demonstrate knowledge of EEO policy, complete administrative tasks correctly and on time, adapt to changes in the work environment, have the ability to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events, exhibit sound and accurate judgment, prioritize and plan work activities, set goals and objectives, observe safety and security procedures, and report potentially unsafe conditions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to airborne particles and outdoor weather conditions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Frequently to Occasionally the employee is required to push/pull, reach, bend, run, sit, stand, jump, climb, squat, kneel, lift, carry, twist, grasp/squeeze. Working with or near cattle, horses, vehicles, and equipment in all weather conditions.
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Pay Range: $56,000 – $84,000 per year