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Dinklage Feed Yard, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Proctor, Colorado posted November 11, 2020.

Maintains safety and security in Feed Yard by monitoring livestock and property areas overnight.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Maintains a safe and secure feed yard by checking locks in buildings, gates, barns, shops, hospitals, and mill areas.
  • Watches for and takes care of issues with cattle, while maintaining the safety of the livestock.
  • Reports and records any damage to property, issues with equipment, and emergency situations.
  • Assists with receiving incoming cattle by unloading and sorting cattle.
  • Monitors water and feed for cattle according to their designated schedule.
  • Communicates with supervisor regarding any safety issues or potentially hazardous weather conditions.
  • Performs all duties safely following all Dinklage safety policies and procedures.
  • Focuses on being a team player, willing to complete additional tasks or assist in other departments and areas of the Feed Yard. 


At least a year of related experience and/or training.


Flexibility to work varied hours.


Life Sciences (Animal Sciences) – Knowledge of cattle, animal breeding, and the care of horses.


Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.

Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to issues.

Monitoring – Monitoring performance of yourself to take corrective action.

Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively

Judgment and Decision Making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. 


Problem Sensitivity – The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.

Oral Comprehension – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. 

Deductive Reasoning – The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 

Mathematics – Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. 

Multilimb Coordination – The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down.  It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. 

Near Vision – The ability to see details at close range.

Oral Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Strength – The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The employee must be able to ride a horse in a safe manner and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions.  The employee is frequently exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 


Benefits: 401(k) with Employer Match, Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, Company Paid Life Insurance, Paid Time Off

How to Apply

Contact Roy Waitley @ (970) 522-8260 or royw@dinklagefeedyards.com