Performs duties associated with livestock management in support of an animal science research program.
Essential functions include cares for research herds which include feeding, watering, administering medication, transporting, calving, tagging, and weighing cattle, and similar tasks. Assist with marketing and purchasing of animals when needed. Collects research data on livestock to include documenting weight, heights, and other critical research factors. Cares for animals which includes feedings, watering, administering medication and transporting in compliance with regulations and research protocols and other defined criteria. Constructs, repairs, and maintains facilities which may include (but not limited to) machinery, barns, storage buildings, fences, corrals, equipment, processing facilities and facility grounds. May assist in soil preparation, planting, fertilizing, and harvesting crops used for research. May handle pesticides, herbicides, and hazardous chemicals on a team or alone. May be responsible for training, assisting or assigning tasks to others. Supervisory responsibilities for other employees is a major responsibility and includes training and evaluating and making other employment decisions. May provide input to performance reviews of other employees.