Position Overview: We are seeking a dedicated and passionate individual to join our team as a Sheep Farm Worker at our thriving farm in Canada. As a Sheep Farm Worker, you will play a vital role in the daily operations of our farm, ensuring the health, well-being, and productivity of our flock. This is a hands-on position that requires physical stamina, a genuine love for animals, and a strong work ethic. If you enjoy working in a dynamic and rewarding environment and have a keen interest in sheep farming, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.
Company Name: Ovino Inc
Position: Sheep farmer
No of Vacancies: 4
Salary: $15.50 to $17.00 hourly for 40 to 60 hours per week
Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent employment
Location: Acton, ON
- Animal Care and Husbandry:
- Provide daily care to the sheep herd, including feeding, watering, and monitoring their health and well-being.
- Assist with lambing and ensure the proper care of newborn lambs.
- Administer vaccinations, medications, and treatments as directed by the farm manager or veterinarian.
- Maintain clean and sanitary conditions in the barns and pastures to promote animal health and prevent the spread of disease.
- Monitor and control pests and predators that may pose a threat to the flock.
- Flock Management:
- Assist with breeding programs, including heat detection, artificial insemination, and ram selection.
- Perform regular health checks, identify signs of illness or injury, and promptly report any concerns to the farm manager.
- Assist in the maintenance of accurate records for the flock, including breeding, lambing, and health records.
- Monitor and manage grazing rotations to ensure optimal pasture utilization and prevent overgrazing.
- Facilities and Equipment:
- Help maintain farm infrastructure, including fences, gates, barns, and equipment, to ensure a safe and functional working environment.
- Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment, such as tractors, feeding systems, and shearing equipment.
- Perform routine maintenance and repairs on equipment to ensure their proper functioning.
- General Farm Tasks:
- Assist with general farm duties, such as mucking out stalls, cleaning equipment, and performing routine farm maintenance.
- Support harvest and storage activities, such as haymaking and silage production.
- Follow all safety protocols and adhere to biosecurity measures to prevent the introduction and spread of diseases.
- Previous experience working on a sheep farm or with livestock is highly preferred.
- Solid knowledge of sheep husbandry practices, including breeding, lambing, and health care.
- Physical fitness and the ability to perform strenuous tasks, including lifting, bending, and working outdoors in varying weather conditions.
- Strong communication skills and the ability to work well within a team.
- Excellent attention to detail and the ability to follow instructions accurately.
- Flexibility to work irregular hours, including weekends and holidays, as needed.
- Valid driver’s license and the ability to operate farm machinery is an asset.
We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If you are passionate about sheep farming and eager to contribute to the success of our farm, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
How to apply?
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