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Cattle Health – $2,000 Hiring Bonus

Posted on: May 23, 2024
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Website adamscattle Adams Land & Cattle, LLC

A progressive, family owned cattle feeding business.

Here at Adams, our Cattle Health team start and end their day caring for cattle. Do you share the same passion? We’re looking for individuals with doctoring experience to join our Cattle Health team in a horseback or non-horseback position, responsible for the detection, diagnosis, and safe handling of sick and injured cattle. This individual will also assist in the areas of doctoring and necropsy, as well as assisting with the movement of cattle. 


This person will be responsible for:

Primary Responsibilities:

Coordinating the Cattle Health personnel and operations, as directed by the Cattle Operations Manager, including:

driving a culture of safety, quality, efficiency and teamwork
driving a culture of quiet cattle handling and cattle care
ensuring strict protocol adherence and antibiotic stewardship
serving as a primary trainer in the Cattle Health area
ensuring cleanliness and maintenance of the equipment and facilities
driving data collection improvements and ensuring data integrity
communicating and supporting company strategies and policies
Being accountable for cattle health in assigned zones by:

Identifying sick or injured cattle.
Pulling cattle to appropriate hospital pens/doctoring facilities
Treating cattle per appropriate protocols based on diagnosis and inputting data into the computer
Sorting and returning cattle to appropriate pens
Monitoring, sorting and verifying cattle in special pens
Utilizing animal health reports and interpreting the data to support decisions.
Reviewing reports and assisting with loading railer cattle trucks.
Evaluating and euthanizing non-ambulatory cattle when required.
Assisting with post-mortem examinations, as needed.
Communicating constantly within team and with other teams to maintain a safe and productive work environment.
Safely operating equipment (e.g. tractors, pay loaders, mobile hospitals, trucks and trailers).
Performing preventative maintenance, inspections, and pre-start checks on equipment and facilities daily.
Maintaining, cleaning, washing, and disinfecting equipment and facilities daily and as needed.
Troubleshooting computer issues and contacting leadership and/or IT as needed.
Staying current with all required trainings and SOP’s.
Assisting in other areas of cattle production as needed.
Meeting punctuality and attendance expectations.

Secondary Responsibilities:

Coordinating cattle movements within the feedyard and communicating with other departments, as needed. 
Assisting with the unloading and movement of incoming cattle.
Assisting with the flow of cattle to and from the processing/sorting facility.
Checking water tanks to ensure they are functional.
Gathering loose cattle and taking them to their appropriate pens.

Ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:

Previous cattle handling and BQA knowledge and experience.
Knowledge of sick or injured cattle, including basic animal health diagnosis.
Individual must be team-oriented and self-motivated.
High attention to detail.
Ability to use analytical techniques for problem solving, coordination, and decision making.
Driven, organized, action-orientated, and ability to multi-task.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Positive attitude and strong work ethic.
Computer skills and knowledge.
Commitment to safety and quality culture.


This position requires:

Horseback Position: Individual must provide, shoe, and maintain three (3) head of horses and pass Adams pre-employment horse evaluation and diagnosis test.
Individual must be able to work holidays, extended hours, and weekends.
Individual must be able to work in adverse weather conditions.
Exerting 25-50 pounds of force rarely; 10-20 pounds frequently. Standing, sitting, walking, carrying, lifting/lowering, pushing/pulling, bending, twisting, climbing, crawling, stairs, reaching/handling/grasping occasionally; kneeling/crouching rarely.

Compensation Details:

Starting Wage: $17.00 to $22.00 per hour
$2,000 Hiring Bonus
Horseback Only: $550 per month horse pay for ongoing expenses + free grain and hay + up to $1,500 horse reimbursement every other year
Comprehensive Benefits which begin on Day 1 of employment including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, bonus plan, company match 401(k), and more!

To apply for this job email your details to careers@adamslandandcattle.com