Herd Manager in Brownwood, TX 76801

Longspar Ranch, Inc.
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As a Herd Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the well-being and productivity of the herd, which includes cattle and other wildlife animals. Your primary role will involve managing the feeding, watering, and monitoring the animals, as well as managing their medical needs and maintaining the facilities. Work is performed under general direction, with broad responsibility for planning, organizing and prioritizing work.

Manage the daily care for the herd, including feeding, watering, and maintaining clean and healthy living conditions.
Manage and monitor the animals’ health, identify signs of illness or distress, and administer appropriate medical treatments as necessary. Coordinate with veterinarians for regular check-ups and vaccinations.
Manage the breeding process to ensure successful mating and maintain breeding records.
Manage rotational grazing and ensure the availability of fresh and nutritious pasture for the animals.
Manage the maintenance and repair of fences, gates, and other facilities to ensure the safety and containment of the herd.
Manage pasture maintenance program.
Manage the movement of the herd to different pastures or grazing areas, considering seasonal and weather conditions.
Maintain accurate records of herd activities, including health, breeding, births, and inventory.
Manage and maintain inventory of animal feed and supplies.
Operate and maintain farm equipment required for herding and feeding tasks.
Manage the culling process.
Collaborate with other farm staff and management to coordinate activities and achieve ranch objectives.
Manage budget within scope of responsibilities.
Adhere to sustainable ranching practices and contribute to the overall welfare of the environment.
Ensure compliance with all local, state, federal and company health and safety policies, procedures and regulations. Administer and communicate company health and safety policies and procedures.
Supervisory duties: Carry 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.


High school diploma or general education diploma (GED); three to five years previous herding or related agricultural experience; or an equivalent combination of education experience.
Farm and/or Ranch Management certification preferred.
Knowledge of animal care, health management, feeding and breeding practices preferred.
Basic understanding of tractor/agriculture equipment operation and maintenance.
Ability to identify signs of illness or distress in animals.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent problem-solving skills.
Ability to handle physically demanding tasks.
Ability to work irregular hours, including nights, weekends and holidays in all weather conditions.
Ability to lift 100 lbs.
Valid drivers’ license and clean driving record.


We like to take care of business and have fun doing it!
We offer health, dental, vision, life, and more as a comprehensive benefits package.
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While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance or smell. The employee will be required to do heavy lifting. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
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 frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment moderate.
This position is considered safety sensitive.
Required travel up to 10%.
The Job description is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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