General Description / Objective
The Cattle Manager will work closely with the Feedyard manager and Assistant Feedyard manager to prioritize and delegate cattle department requirements.
The Cattle Manager, under the guidance of the Assistant Feedyard manager, will direct, supervise, and coordinate the cattle department’s daily activities.
Roles and Tasks
Maintain communication with the Feedyard manager and Assistant Feedyard manager regarding cattle handling and care.
Coordinate and direct supervision of all cattle handling crews.
Distinguish and identify cattle as to quality, health, or at risk.
Aware of cattle nutritional and health knowledge.
Sort and order cattle per the managers specifications and requirements.
Receiving or rejection of cattle.
Perform proper documentation of all cattle received.
Schedule and place all cattle department staff and coordinate their activities.
Maintain proper healthcare supplies.
Establish proper cattle care crews.
Perform maintenance of all cattle care facilities
Manage cattle sorting and classification.
Maintain accurate inventory of cattle in home pens, hospital pens, etc.
Manage the medicine inventories.
Facilitate movements of cattle across the Feedyard.
Run or approve any clearance reports on all pens to be shipped.
Structure and maintain an efficient Cattle department schedule.
Manage and support the continual observance and enforcement of safety policies and procedures.
Continue teaching, training, and coordinating cattle department newly hired onboarding training.
Oversee, and coordinate Cattle department crew safety training.
Manage cattle department, and or other Feedyard reports.
This job description reflects managements assignment of essential functions, and nothing in this herein restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Profile / Professional Competencies
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education and experience
Detailed oriented to provide accurate and consistent work.
Excellent customer service skills.
Work independently and as a team member.
Knowledge of Feedyard cattle processing programs including animal health and habits
Experience in managing employee labor, feeding, herd health, & BQA.
IT / Technical Knowledge:
General computer knowledge.
Minimum Experience Required:
Special Conditions / Requirements:
Operating computerized machinery.
Livestock accidents, moving machinery, contaminated medical equipment, vehicles, and livestock traffic.
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Heavy lifting, walking, long-term standing, climbing equipment.
Constantly works in outdoor weather conditions.
Must be able to lift 50+ pounds regularly
Extreme weather conditions such as rain, sleet, snow, hail, heat, cold, wind, dust, etc.
It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities and we will not unlawfully consider any factors of race, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender, disability veteran status or any and all other unlawful biases regarding federal, state or local laws with regard to workers or applicants.
Friona Industries participates in E-Verify. We will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employers Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.