Dawson Angus is a family run Angus herd selling show cattle, breeding stock & freezer beef. Herd sizecontinues to grow and 2023 will calve out almost 70 head. Majority of calves are born in spring with some in fall. We sell breeding bulls in the spring along with over 40 head direct to client freezer beef. Selling show heifer prospects & breds in the fall. All cattle are sold private treaty at this time. Dawson Angus is growing quickly and looking for someone who has the desire to expand their knowledge and take pride in the herd they manage. Most importantly we are looking for someone with the desire to grow and develop with us, and to take pride in their work.
Job Description:Responsible for day-to-day care of all cattle- including feeding, bedding, water management & checkinghealth of herd.
Treatment of minor illness or injury in cattle.Monitor and assist during calving season including tagging and vaccinatingMaking decisions on cattle diets and pasture rotationFeed rations are made on the farm and completed by the herd managerAssistance in hay productionMaintain/ repair fencing and basic facility maintenanceRecord keeping where pertaining to herdAssist in clipping/ preparation of sale cattle, assist clients with questions after saleHaul cattle as needed for sale clients and freezer beefParticipate in breeding season – including bull choice, AI, synch protocols & heat detection
QualificationsExperience in either show or production beef cattle operations (can include 4-H participation)Knowledge of standard cattle health needs and managementExperience in fence repair/ building both single wire and high tensileExperience with farm equipment a plus but not requiredExperience in hay production a plus but not required
BenefitsCompetitive Salary based on experienceHousing on site – 2 bedroom home with garage – all utilities paidHealth Insurance- 100% of monthly premium paid after 90 daysFuel for farm use / truck for farm use if neededPaid vacation & flexible scheduling during off seasonsIRA ContributionFarm raised beef and pork