Livestock Specialist – Calf Care

Website GENEX

**Sign on Bonus**

PEAK is offering a $1,000.00 sign on bonus and an automatic 2% raise at six months of employment!  To view the job description, please see the details below.

About the Company 

PEAK is the source of superior genetics to the URUS brands and the world. PEAK develops and produces elite bovine genetics and industry-leading reproductive products through genetic programs, production, and research and development. PEAK people are in multiple countries and locations and have an extensive level of expertise, including genetics, operations, research, and data management.

PEAK is a part of URUS Group LP. As a holding company with cooperative and private ownership, URUS is a family of businesses at the heart of the dairy and beef industry – Alta Genetics, GENEX, Jetstream Genetics, PEAK, SCCL and VAS.  Each of these organizations has its own unique identity, products, and services. These companies work globally to provide cutting-edge dairy and beef genetics, customized reproductive services to maximize conceptions, dairy management information to take producers to the frontline of progressive dairy farming, and an array of products and services to help bovines reach their full genetic potential. URUS Group has 25 operating companies in 14 countries, $400 million turnover, and employs approximately 2,000 people.

Primary Objective 

PEAK is seeking a Livestock Specialist – Calf Care in Shawano, WI.  This successful candidate would be responsible for the health and wellbeing of our bull calves, to ensure the greatest chance for genetic opportunities, minimize death, and reach desired rates of gain.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Feed and bed calves as directed to attain desired growth rates
  • Watch for and report any signs of illness or abnormalities in calves.
  • Bottle feeding calves up to 90 days of age
  • Filling, dumping, and cleaning water buckets/automatic waterers
  • Manually cleaning pen and replacing bedding
  • Perform livestock care including feeding, cleaning, moving bulls, health testing, and veterinary treatments
  • Operate company vehicles, trucks, trailers, and farm equipment
  • Clean and maintain building, grounds, and equipment

Qualifications

  • Comfortable working with large animals and experience working with calves
  • Previous livestock handling experience and experience detecting health and disease symptoms in cattle
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work weekends and lift/carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to perform basic equipment and building maintenance repairs
  • Ability to follow instructions and detailed procedures
  • Basic computer skills working with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work on feet and stand for long periods of time
  • Keen sense of attention to safe working practices and strong awareness of surroundings
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced, team environment as well as possess effective communication skills
  • Willingness to grow and develop both personally and professionally

To apply for this job please visit urus.referrals.selectminds.com.