Cattle Manager- Friona

Friona, TX
Full Time


Job Summary

The cattle manager will work closely with the Feedyard Manager to prioritize and delegate Feedyard work requirements. The Cattle Manager, under the guidance of the Feedyard Manager, will direct, supervise and coordinate daily activities at the Feedyard including employee supervision, posting research data, maintaining herd health programs and coordinating daily work and research activities of part-time employees.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Maintain communication with Feedyard manager regarding cattle handling and care
  • Coordinate and direct supervision of all cattle handling crews
  • Manage and motivate subordinate crew supervisors
  • Perform discretionary decisions in the Feedyard Managers absence
  • Distinguish and identify cattle as to quality, health, or at risk
  • Aware of cattle nutritional and health knowledge
  • Sort and order cattle per manager's specifications and requirements
  • Receiving or rejection of cattle
  • Perform proper documentation of all cattle received
  • Schedule and place all Feedyard staff and coordinate their activities
  • Maintain proper health care supplies
  • Establish proper cattle care crews
  • Perform maintenance of all cattle care facilities
  • Manage cattle sorting and classification
  • Maintain accurate inventory of cattle in home pens, hospital pends, etc.
  • manage maintenance of medicine inventories
  • Facilitate movements of cattle across the feedyard
  • Run or approve any clearance reports on all pens to be shipped
  • Structure and maintain an efficient Feedyard schedule
  • Manager and support a continual observance and enforcement of safety polices and procedures

Qualifications and Skills

Knowledge of Feedyard cattle processing programs including animal heather and habits

Experience in managing employee labor, feeding, herd health and BQA


Education Requirements

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Class D license (or must be able to obtain within 60 days)
  • Detailed oriented to provide accurate and consistent work
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Work independently and as a team member

IT/Technical Knowledge

  • General computer knowledge

Special Conditions/Requirements

  • Operating computerized machinery
  • Livestock accidents, moving machinery, contaminated medical equipment, vehicular ad livestock traffic

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Heavy lifting, waling, long-term standing, climbing equipment
  • Constantly works in outdoor weather conditions
  • Must be able to life 50+ pounds regularly
  • Moving machinery
  • Extreme weather conditions such as rain, sleet, snow, hail, heat, cold, wind, dust, etc.

It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities and we will not unlawfully consider any factors of race, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender, disability veteran status or any and all other unlawful biases regarding federal, state or local laws with regard to workers or applicants.

Friona Industries participates in E-Verify. We will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employer’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


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