Pen Rider


Rides a horse through pens daily, making sure to ride every pen assigned for the day.

Reports To:

Cattle Supervisor


Proctor, CO

Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, 401(k), Paid Time Off, Supplemental Insurance Plans

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·        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 reportsany issues to supervisor.

·        Reports any subtle changes in cattle to supervisor so theappropriate course of action can be taken.

·        Doctors daily pulls within protocols set by Dinklage and Feed YardVeterinarian.

·        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 penscleaning 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 safetypolicies and procedures.

·        Focuses on being a team player, willing to complete additionaltasks or assist in other departments and areas of the Feed Yard.  


Education / Experience

·        Ability to ride a horse in a safe manner.

·        Maximum knowledge of cattle characteristics and horses.

·        Flexibility to work varied hours.


Physical Demands

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