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Mark Bercheni, Manager
Campus: 139 Wyoming Hall
Mail: Dept 3422
1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071-2000
Phone: 307.766.5606
Fax: 307.766.5607
Email: c-comp@uwyo.edu
Office Hours
Regular: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Summer: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming not a job opening announcement. Look for current job openings at the following link: http://www.uwyo.edu/hr/hremployment/listjobs.html. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Livestock Manager

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3892

UW Job Family: 36

SOC Code: 45-2021

Pay Grade: 18

Date: July 01, 2004

Job Purpose:

Manages the care and feeding of livestock for agricultural research and development programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Vocational School, On-the-Job Experience, or Associate's Degree

Experience:

2 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

None

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Livestock feeding methods and techniques.
  • Livestock reproduction cycles, including estrus and pregnancy.
  • Illness/injury in livestock.
  • Proper techniques in pasture utilization.
  • Feed ration formulation.
  • Inventory control processes, procedures, and techniques for supplies and livestock feed.
  • Labor and delivery methods for livestock.
  • Processes and techniques in maintaining area cleanliness for disease control.
  • Livestock judging.
  • General farm/ranch procedures.
  • Applicable University, federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • General range management.
  • Welding techniques, processes, and procedures.
  • Pesticide application processes and procedures.
  • Horse management, including riding procedures, appropriate tack use, animal care and use in working livestock.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Formulate rations and feed livestock according to prescribed procedures.
  • Detect estrus in females.
  • Detect illness/injury in livestock.
  • Properly utilize pastures.
  • Provide proper nutrition to livestock.
  • Perform prescribed treatments for detected illness and injury in livestock.
  • Assist faculty, staff and student researchers.
  • Assist with purchasing and budgeting for ranch/farm operations.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Artificially inseminate female livestock.
  • Inspect and confine pregnant livestock.
  • Wash, clip, and assist animals in preparation for and delivery of offspring.
  • Clean, maintain, and sanitize buildings and grounds utilized by livestock.
  • Perform animal judging and classing.
  • Groom, clip, and trim animals for exhibition.
  • Keep accurate records pertaining to ranch/farm operations such as pasture utilization, facility maintenance, weight, breeding, and feeding records.
  • Perform specialized processes, such as branding, shearing, vaccination, milking, castration, semen collection and/or breeding, fencing, irrigating, and haying.
  • Move up to 100 pounds regularly.
  • Foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Assign and direct the work of others, including supervision and project management.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Formulate feed rations; provide proper nutrition for livestock.

Identify diseased and/or injured livestock; perform prescribed treatment.

Maintain inventory of supplies and feed; assist with purchases and budgeting for ranch/farm operations, as directed.

Assist faculty, staff and student researchers as required.

Detect estrus cycle and artificially inseminate female livestock.

Inspect and confine pregnant livestock; wash, clip and assist animals in preparation for and delivery of offspring.

Supplemental Functions:

Clean, maintain and sanitize buildings and grounds utilized by livestock.

Perform animal judging and classing.

Groom, clip and trim animals for exhibition.

Keep accurate records pertaining to ranch/farm operations including pasture utilization, facility maintenance, weight, breeding and feeding records.

May perform work in specialized areas such as livestock branding, shearing, vaccination, cow milking, castration, semen collection and/or breeding. 

Working Conditions:

Farm environment; constant moving of up to 100 pounds; regular exposure to vapors, fumes, dust, and noise; subject to mechanical, chemical, electrical, and other hazards associated with livestock care. May be exposed to fire or explosives; some work is done in confined areas.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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