Job - Herdsman

Job Title: Herdsman

Job Order #: KH-8774

Location: New York

Salary Range: $40000 - $55000

Commission / Bonus:

Benefits: 401k + Disability Insurance + Health Insurance + Life Insurance + Paid Vacation + Possible Housing



- Previous experience with working with cows including, heat detection, sickness, lameness, and treating accordingly.
- AI breeding experience.
- Experience with sorting and moving groups of cows.
- Experience with fresh cow maternity care.
- Ability to operate Dairy Comp 305 and other computer software.
- Experience in feeding and milking cows.
- Ability to operate farm machinery.
- Able to lift 50 lbs.
- Must have a valid driver’s license.

Job Description:

Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is representing a large dairy operation located in New York who is searching for an experience Herdsman. Duties as a Herdsman will include but are not limited to:

General Duties
Work closely with Herd Manager and other Herdsman to complete daily tasks.
Effectively carry out assigned tasks.
Participate in trainings to ensure you are performing your duties safely and efficiently.

Caring for Animals
Observation of cattle daily for heats, sicknesses, lameness, mastitis or any abnormality and treating according to established programs.
Vaccinating and dry-off of cattle.
Administering IM, SQ, and IV injections.
Routine sorting and moving of cattle from barn to barn and/or group to group.
Fresh cow maternity care, which includes assisting with difficult calvings.
Feed, water, and milk down animals.
Cattle breeding.
Sick and fresh cow programs followed daily which includes temperatures, observation, analysis, palpating, checking for DA’s.
Maintain cow identification – tagging.
Aseptic milk sample collection, plating, interpretation, and assignment of treatment.
Manage pregnancy check and heat synchronization programs.

Assist with the milking of fresh cow and treated groups daily.

Collect forage samples, run dry matters, and change dry matter values in feed management software.
Determine feed amounts for heifer, dry cow, and lactating groups.

Operation of small equipment:
Skidloader – for barn and bunk cleaning and pushing up feed.
Utilize Dairy Comp software for herd management.
Help supervise milking staff.
Other duties as assigned.

Contact Info:
To be considered for this position, please refer to the Job Order # above and email your resume to Kirk Hansen at or call 308-382-7370. You are encouraged to fill out our online application if you are not currently registered.

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