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This animal attendant will have direct responsibility over approximately 200 adult cattle and 30 calves. Observe and report health concerns, abnormalities, and behavioral changes to the facility manager or herd veterinarian. Under direct supervision, and in accordance with the facility Standard Operating Procedures, administer routine therapies to animals, provide routine injections, read and understand drug labeling, and follow written treatment protocols. Feed and groom large animals and young stock. Restrain large animals and young stock during routine husbandry tasks. Handle and transport live and deceased animals. Keep outside areas free of debris and snow. Unload trucks carrying heavy bales of hay, straw, bundles of shavings and other supplies used for the teaching dairy needs. Milk cows daily. Will have frequent interaction with students including teaching basic animal handling, husbandry, and milking skills. With feed truck, travel to provider and return with feed daily. Clean and maintain Teaching Dairy Facilities and equipment, including manually cleaning manure and soiled bedding from cow stalls, box stalls, tie stalls, bedded pack, and calf hutch areas using shovel, forks, and brooms and skid steer loader. Wash and disinfect walls, floors, stalls, doors, windows and parlor areas with water hose hand brush and or pressure washer. Maintain and perform limited repairs and operate equipment that includes, trucks, trailers, skid steers, tractors and others used for the teaching dairy operation. Occasionally collect samples of milk for laboratory evaluation. Perform various other farm related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
High school diploma or equivalent with experience milking in a dairy milking parlor and handling cows and calves and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience driving farm equipment, specifically a skid steer and ATV. Basic reading, writing and computer skills. Ability to lift 100 lbs. and be able to push, pull, carry, stretch and reach on a regular basis. Excellent communication skills and strong attention to detail required. Must possess a NYS CDL CLASS B license with air brake endorsement or have the ability to obtain one within 6 months. Must pass a pre-employment drug test and be subject to random drug and alcohol testing. Must complete and maintain an updated Driver Qualification File.
*** As a note Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
*** Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
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