Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch and Aquacultural Anumals
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Employer: Manterola Sheep Company, Inc
Experience: 6 months
Salary: $1633.33 monthly
Job Location: Pinal County
Contract Period: 11/01/2019 – 02/29/2020
Openings: 2 Farmworkers
Recruitment for this job listing will end: 12/31/2019
Job Duties:Perform any combination of the following task to attend to cattle on the range during winter months: protect pregnant cows from harsh winter conditions; prevent hypothermia/abortion/death; trail groups of pregnant cows to designated areas using winter trailing methods to avoid undue stress on cows; move cows at a
pace/distance sufficient to ensure they receive ample water/forage during daylight hours and to arrive at natural shelters by nightfall to protect cows during blizzards/high winds/extreme cold, ride unmarked perimeters of designated range area; keep cows in small groups to allow grazing on proper mix of forage, gradually herd cows in specified direction using methods which move cows slowly and safely through varying terrain, avoiding deep snow; herd/trail cows to viable water sources, use ax to chop large holes in frozen creeks/reservoirs to water 20-30 cows at a time, trail pregnant cows across ice to water sources or to forage area by choosing safe crossing area; make sanded trails for the safety of cows; report to rancher on water/forage/weather conditions; detect direction from which wind or prevailing storm is coming to prevent cows from scattering; report to rancher dehydration & other indicators of deterioration in cows’ body condition/behavioral changes indicating malnutrition; track and report location of sick and injured cows; administer emergency minor medical care to sick/injured pregnant cows using roping methods to gently immobilize cow without causing undue stress; detect through winter tracking methods where other rancher(s)’ livestock has been to avoid overgrazing of forage; assist with supplemental feeding (when weather precludes use of range forage); may shoe horses with sharp shoes for better footing on frozen creeks/slopes and properly hobble camp horses
Housing: The employer must provide free housing to all workers who are not reasonably able to return to their residences the same day.
Meals: The employer must provide either three meals a day to each worker or furnish free and convenient cooking and kitchen facilities.
If meals are provided, the employer may charge each worker a certain amount per day for the three meals.
1. After a worker has completed 50 percent of the work contract period, the employer must reimburse the worker for the cost of
transportation and subsistence from the place of recruitment to the place of work, if such costs were borne by the worker.
2. The employer must provide free transportation between the employers housing and the work site for any worker who is provided
3. Upon completion of the work contract, the employer must pay the workers subsistence and return transportation to the place of
recruitment. Special conditions apply when the worker will not be returning to the place of recruitment because of another job.
Workers Compensation Insurance: The employer must provide workers compensation insurance where it is required by law.
Tools and Supplies: The employer must furnish at no cost to the worker all tools and supplies necessary to carry out the work, unless it
is common practice in the area and occupation for the worker to provide certain items.