Hear from a Beef Farm Manager in the Video Below!
Job Description & Primary Responsibilities:
Beef Farm Managers are almost always the owner of a beef cattle farm or ranch. They take care of all aspects of the farm, from working directly with cattle to bookkeeping. Their workday is never the same, since they must work around weather, seasonal changes, and sudden changes in plans if a crucial piece of machinery broke down unexpectedly. Farm and ranch owners and operators may have a cattle herd that ranges from cows and calves, to fattening cattle in a dry lot.
Responsibilities: Beef Farm Managers are responsible for monitoring herd health, including checking regularly for ill or injured animals and keeping up to date on vaccinations and deworming, keeping records on herd health management, feeding and feed purchases, sales and cash receipts, farm expenses, and other items, providing feed for livestock when necessary, and free-choice access to salt and mineral source and fresh clean water, having and maintaining a grazing management schedule, monitoring pasture quality during grazing season, maintaining and repairing various types of fences, from board fencing to temporary electric, and ensuring care and welfare standards are met for herd, keeping with the five freedoms: food and water, absence of pain, social activity, ensure good health, and freedom of movement.