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Feedlot Cowboy - Pasco Feeders

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


This role assists in the care and treatment of cattle; acts as a liaison in order to communicate job assignments to the cowboy crew from the Feedlot and/or Cattle Manager by performing various duties.

Key Responsibilities
  • Monitors cattle by riding the feedlot pens on horseback in order to identify sick, injured, or stressed animals; removes the sick or injured cattle from pens in order to be medically treated
  • Assists with the receiving, unloading, sorting, and processing of cattle as assigned by the Feedlot and/or Cattle Manager
  • Assists in the medical treatment of sick or injured cattle by following an established medical-treatment plan provided by the Staff Veterinarian
  • Moves cattle from pen to pen as instructed by the Cattle Manager and/or Lead Cowboy in order to rotate cattle according to production schedules
  • Trains, shoes, feeds, and medically treats horses in order to provide healthy, productive animal
Relevant Experience
3+ years related experience and/or training

Combination of education, training and/or experience will be considered for this position.

Other Information

Ability to saddle and ride a horse. Must provide own tack. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and use hands/fingers to handle, manipulate, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance, color, and peripheral vision, as well as depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions and is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Job Requisition ID: 276

Travel Required: None

Pay Grade: Step and Grade 

Location(s): Simplot Feeders Pasco Feedlot - Burbank 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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