THIS POSITION IS RESPONSIBLE IN ASSISTING WITH ALL THE ACTIVITIES OF THE DAY TO DAY OPERATION OF THE BEEF UNITS .
Helps manage the Beef Cattle Herd
30% -Accurately records weights, calving records, etc., and maintains legible records
Feeds cattle using various methods; assures mineral is available at all times.
Maintains the herd, monitors health and condition, reports to supervisor regarding needed changes.
Operates chutes, scales, sprayers, feeding equipment, stock trailers, etc.
Helps carry out and plan needed cattle work including vet care, pasture rotation, assisting in artificial insemination, applying wormer, fly control, calf birthing and care, veterinary procedures, etc.
Land Use Programs 30%
Accurately obtain and label soil samples
Keep fences and other facilities in good condition (making repairs when needed), and maintains headquarters and other areas in an attractive and functional manner appropriate for public visitation.
Proper erection and maintenance of fences, roads, pens, shelters, etc.
Observes forages for weeds and pests and controls with various methods including spraying pesticides as needed (including along fence rows)
Mowing pastures as needed
Fertilizing and dragging pastures when required
Trimming of trees when and where needed
Checking after storms for trees blown down across fences
Land preparations, planting, and harvesting of crops
Hay Production and Harvesting; Farm Equipment
Assist maintenance mechanic in inspection and repair of all equipment
Notifying maintenance mechanic of needed repairs
Assist with planning and the carrying out hay making activities
Clean equipment when jobs are finished
Keep equipment lubricated and adjusted as required
Accurately keep records on production
Inspect for weeds and pests, especially fall armyworms and spray when needed.
Heavy Truck and Equipment Operation 10%
Responsible for operating heavy trucks and equipment including dump trucks, semis, backhoe, loaders, dozer, forklift, etc.. Includes loading trailers and securing loads.
Provides coverage and supervision of Units 5%
Includes supervision of part time and OPS employees as needed during holiday coverage and/or essential activities. This position is considered essential personnel in emergency situations.
A high school diploma and two years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.
University of Florida - 10 months ago