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Pen Rider

Dinklage Feed Yard, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Torrington, Wyoming posted December 23, 2020.

POSITION:      Pen Rider

REPORTS TO:  Cattle Manager

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.

  • Rides a horse through pens daily, making sure to ride every pen assigned for the day.
  • Stand up every animal daily to determine its condition.
  • Identifies sick animals including cattle with pneumonia, lameness, digestive issues, circulatory complications, strays, med-holds, and/or any other abnormal behavior, and removes sick cattle from pen for treatment.  
  • Returns treated cattle to home pens daily after treatment.
  • Inspects every water tank, pen, fence, and gate daily and reports any issues to supervisor.
  • Reports any subtle changes in cattle to supervisor so the appropriate course of action can be taken.
  • Doctors daily pulls within protocols set by Dinklage and Feed Yard Veterinarian.
  • Helps maintain accurate head count in all hospitals, railer, long bred and buller pens. 
  • Ships and sorts cattle.
  • Assists in moving and weighing railers, in addition to retrieving and assisting with posting deads.    
  • Assists in shagging cattle from large pens for processing. 
  • Maintains doctoring facilities, horse barns, and horse pens cleaning water tanks, and maintains overall cleanliness of all facilities.
  • Responsible for proper care and nutrition of own horses. 
  • 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.


  • Ability to ride a horse in a safe manner.
  • Maximum knowledge of cattle characteristics and horses.
  • Flexibility to work varied hours.


Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision Insurance, Company Paid Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401(k) with employer match

How to Apply

Contact Rondel or Jay at (307) 532-4094