*This position is one part of a Full-time Assistant Dairy Manager position and will be hired in combination with Job ID#333170, Research Professional 1 (60%). Interested applicants must apply to both positions. For any questions about this combination, please email AnimalScience@umn.edu.
Position Description: Milking (30%) Prepare the parlor, milking equipment and cows for milking, milk the cows according to established procedures, ensure cow IDs and milk weights are captured correctly and stored electronically.
Feed and Feeding (30%) Remove uneaten feed from the previous day from the feed mangers. Procure forage from silage bag and/or upright silo, prepare and deliver daily feed allotment to livestock by hand, tractor, or feed mixer/feed wagon. Evaluate clean water supply for livestock. Clean and maintain watering system as needed.
Animal Health Care (10%). Observe animals daily for abnormalities. Treat and care for animals and/or contact veterinarian for assistance according to site procedures. Assist veterinarian in treatment of injuries and ailments and administer treatments, including intravenous therapies, as prescribed by veterinarian or supervisor. Record observations and all therapies administered.
Animal Care – General (10%). Ear-tag, tattoo, or attach unique identifiers to livestock for identifications. Perform artificial insemination, castration, and collect blood samples for animals as required. Assist animals during calving, lambing and farrowing. Record breeding, birth, and birthing information.
Animal Facility Use (10%). Clean and maintain sanitation of barns, pens, stalls, water tanks, feed mangers and other livestock facilities. Oil, clean, and make minor repairs on equipment and tools.
Animal Handling (10%). Move cattle and livestock frequently within and between animal facilities.
Essential Qualifications: High school graduate with three (3) years of full-time experience in the care of livestock, or a combination of related college coursework and experience in the care of livestock totaling three (3) years. A valid Minnesota Driver’s License. Must be able to lift up to 1201bs; 501bs repeatedly.
Desired Qualifications: General farm labor experience. Experience in operating farm tractors and equipment. Experience in milking, livestock handling, artificial insemination, castration, administration of oral, intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous therapeutic medications, and collecting blood samples from animals.
Internal Number: 333168
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