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Yard Foreman/Woman

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Job Order #: 5668313

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Heartland Livestock Services
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Grade 12
3-5 Years
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Heartland Livestock Services is a full service livestock marketing organization serving Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta for over 50 years.  Heartland will continue to provide livestock producers with innovative and effective services that add value to your livestock business. This team has a career opportunity for a Yard Foreman/Woman at its Yorkton marketing center.

The Market Center Yard Foreman/Woman is responsible for the supervision of yard staff in receiving, yarding, feeding and shipment of livestock.

Responsibilities of this position may include:

- Plans, schedules and supervises the receiving, sorting, feeding, movement and shipment of livestock
- Plans, schedules and supervises the cleaning, general housekeeping and disinfecting of pens, alleys, driveways and loading platforms
- Instructs and supervises yard staff in activities in the safe yarding, care, feeding, testing, movement and custody of livestock.
- Maintains a record of feed stocks, bedding material, medicine, orders additional requirements to replenish stock and supervises the storing and custody of supplies
- Supervises yard staff in the maintenance of corrals, pens, fences, building and center equipment
- Supervises the counting of cattle on hand at the end of each days operation
- Supervises the care, treatment and medication of livestock with mild health disorders, and arranges for examination and treatment of animals where warranted by a veterinarian
- Records hours of work, overtime, vacation and sick leave for employees under his supervision, and forwards records to center accountant on a regular basis.

The ideal candidate should have 5 years experience working with cattle in an auction market atmosphere, along with grade XII. Candidates must have strong leadership and communication skills, along with computer knowledge. This position is physically demanding and candidates must be physically fit.


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Decision making
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
Type Of Livestock Specialization
 - Beef cattle
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Driver's licence
Additional Skills
 - Develop work schedules and establish procedures
Specific Skills
 - Co-ordinate and supervise the work of general farm workers and harvesting labourers
 - Perform general farm duties
Type of Farm Operations
 - Livestock


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