Beef Cattle Farm Worker

Beef cattle farm workers assist in daily operations and duties on a beef cattle farm. This can include birthing, feeding and breeding. They assist in breeding programs, maintain equipment and maintain high standards of animal welfare.

What Responsibilities Will I Have?

  • Prepare, mix, measure and distribute daily feed rations and monitor feed stock
  • Identify sick animals and determine proper treatment or contact a veterinarian
  • Assist in breeding programs including artificial inseminations and synchronization
  • Assist and monitor the transportation of cattle to markets or other locations
  • Assist in the branding and tagging of calves
  • Assist in vaccination programs
  • Maintain and assist in the development of the farm infrastructure including fences and barns
  • Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment
  • Understand current beef markets and industry standards
  • Maintain high standards of animal welfare
  • Set and monitor water lines, air flow and temperature in barns and pens

Recommended High School Courses:

  • agricultural education, especially animal science
  • biology
  • mathematics
  • chemistry

Education/Training Required:

A high school diploma is required. Although it is not always required, an associate degree in animal science or animal husbandry would be recommended for an administrative position including operations manager.