Farm hand – livestock Needed in Canada By Dunphy’s Poultry Farm Ltd. – Schoolaredu
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Farm hand – livestock Needed in Canada By Dunphy’s Poultry Farm Ltd.

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Farm hand – livestock Needed in Canada By Dunphy’s Poultry Farm Ltd.

A Farm Hand – Livestock is responsible for assisting with the care and management of livestock on a farm or ranch. They play a vital role in ensuring the health, well-being, and productivity of animals, as well as maintaining clean and safe facilities for their housing and activities.

Job details

  • Location: Keswick, NB
  • Salary: 18.00 to 25.00 hourly (To be negotiated) / 35 to 50 hours per week
  • Day, Weekend, Flexible Hours, Early Morning
  • Start date: Starts as soon as possible
  • Benefits: Health benefits, Other benefits
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  • Bachelor’s degree
  • or equivalent experience


2 years to less than 3 years

Work site environment

  • Layer poultry farming

Work setting

  • Rural area


  1. Livestock Care:
    • Feeding and watering livestock according to feeding schedules and dietary requirements.
    • Monitoring and observing animals for signs of illness, injury, or distress, and reporting concerns to farm managers or veterinarians.
  2. Handling and Herding:
    • Handling and moving livestock safely and efficiently using appropriate herding techniques and equipment.
    • Assisting with livestock breeding, birthing, and rearing processes as needed.
  3. Facility Maintenance:
    • Cleaning and maintaining livestock housing, including barns, pens, and paddocks.
    • Bedding and nesting management to ensure comfort and cleanliness for animals.
  4. Health and Hygiene:
    • Administering medications, vaccines, and treatments under supervision and following established protocols.
    • Ensuring compliance with biosecurity measures to prevent disease outbreaks and maintain herd health.
  5. Equipment and Tool Operation:
    • Operating and maintaining farm equipment and tools used for feeding, cleaning, and handling livestock.
    • Performing routine maintenance checks and reporting equipment malfunctions or repairs needed.
  6. Record-Keeping:
    • Keeping accurate records of daily activities, including feeding schedules, health observations, and livestock inventory.
    • Reporting data to farm managers or supervisors for analysis and decision-making.
  7. Seasonal Tasks:
    • Assisting with seasonal tasks related to livestock management, such as pasture rotation, grazing management, and harvest preparations.
    • Participating in farm projects and activities as assigned, including fencing, irrigation, and other farm infrastructure tasks.
  8. Safety and Compliance:
    • Adhering to farm safety regulations and protocols, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and safe handling practices.
    • Following animal welfare guidelines and ethical standards in all aspects of livestock care and management.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Animal Husbandry Knowledge: Understanding of livestock behavior, health, and nutritional needs.
  • Physical Stamina: Ability to perform physically demanding tasks, including lifting, bending, and prolonged standing.
  • Teamwork: Willingness to work collaboratively with farm staff and follow instructions from supervisors.
  • Problem-Solving: Ability to identify issues, troubleshoot problems, and make sound decisions in livestock care.
  • Communication: Basic verbal communication skills to interact with farm managers, veterinarians, and other team members effectively.


  • Handling animals
  • Monitoring animal health
  • Perform livestock feeding
  • Treat livestock health issues
  • Feed and tend animals
  • Assist in the development and implementation of farm safety and bio-security procedures
  • Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment
  • Ensure farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed
  • Maintain livestock performance records
  • Maintain quality control and production records
  • Maintain work records and logs
  • Detect disease and health problems in crops, livestock and poultry
  • Perform general farm duties
  • Set and monitor water lines, air flow and temperature in barns, pens and chicken coops

Additional information

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Ability to work independently
  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Physically demanding
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Walking
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling

Personal suitability

  • Team player
  • Quick learner


Health benefits

  • Health care plan

Other benefits

  • On-site housing options

Who can apply to this job?

Only apply to this job if:

  • You are a Canadian citizen, a permanent or a temporary resident of Canada.
  • You have a valid Canadian work permit.

If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.

How to apply

By email

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