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Come enjoy fantastic, small community life in the Iron Springs & Picture Butte areas, and work with our dynamic, growing team to care for our cattle. Van Raay Paskal Farms, located at 212049 Hwy 519 in Picture Butte, Alberta is seeking to hire 5 full-time and permanent Pen Checkers (Pen Riders) to start work as soon as possible. Visit our Web Site at


Terms of Employment:

The position is permanent and full-time. Required to work overtime, some weekends, days, evenings as required.

Salary: $19.13 – 25.00 hourly

Hours: Minimum 40 hours per week

Benefits: Dental and Medical benefits, Loan of up to $6,000 provided for the purchase of 2 horses, 2 weeks of vacation after 1 year of service

Language of work: English


Skill Requirements:

Education: Not applicable
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.): Valid Drivers Licence, Own Transportation
Experience: Minimum 1 year of related work experience; previous work experience in the livestock industry, feedlot experience preferred.

Major Job Duties:

  • Receive and process new cattle (tag, vaccinate, implant, etc.), assessing animal health and providing treatment where necessary.
  • General administration of herd health – check pens for herd health, check cattle for illnesses & injuries, pull and treat with medication where necessary, recording with computer software.
  • Implementation of health protocols, pharmaceutical management.
  • Maintain accurate cattle records, quality control/production records, using computer software.
  • Move cattle when required, sort to ship, and load for shipping.
  • Follow a feeding program, provide feed rations, monitor food and water supplies regularly.
  • Assist Manager/Supervisors in problem solving any situations that may occur in the yard.
  • May be required to supervise & train employees (i.e. farm labourers, new hires), and develop work schedules.


Minor Job Duties:

  • Consult with and assist herd veterinarians.
  • Assist with feed mill maintenance and keep accurate records of grain roll weights and maintain quality control of feed grains.
  • Assess and supply feed and bedding when required to cattle, may operate feed truck to deliver feed to pens when necessary.
  • Ensure water systems are operational and repair when needed.
  • Assist with general maintenance of yard equipment and machinery used in cattle care, maintenance of pens including scraping/hauling manure as required, general maintenance of fences, corrals, gates and holding systems.


Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Attention to detail, Combination of sitting, standing, walking, Physically demanding
Work Site Environment: Outdoors, Noisy, Odours

Work Location Information: Rural area
Ability to Supervise: Must be able to take leadership role and work unsupervised.
Essential Skills: Working with others, Decision making, Job task planning and organizing. Must have good horsemanship skills and the ability to work in all weather conditions (summer and winter).


Employment Locations:

Successful candidates will be required to work at each of our 8 feedlots as follows:

 1) Turin Feedlot

Land Location: NW-4-12-19-W4 (120041 RNG RD 19-4)

Turin, Alberta T0K 2H0


2) RPL Feedlot

Land Location: SW-35-11-20-W4 (201052 RNG RD 202)

Iron Springs, Alberta T0K 1G0


3) East Feedlot

SE-33-11-20-W4 (115020 RNG RD 203)

Iron Springs, Alberta T0K 1G0


4) Home Feedlot

Land Location: NW-19-11-20-W4 (205065 Highway 25)

Iron Springs, Alberta T0K 1G0


5) North Feedlot

Land Location: NE-11-12-21-W4 (211039 TWP RD 122)

Picture Butte, Alberta T0K 1V0


6) West Feedlot

Land Location: NE-35-11-22-W4 (221021 TWP RD 120)

Barons, Alberta T0L 0G0


7) Lost Lake Feedlot

Land Location: SW-11-14-18-W4 (141021 Range Road 182)

Enchant, Alberta T0K 0V0


8) South Lot

Land Location: SW-14-11-21-W4 (211054 TWP RD 112)

Picture Butte, Albert, T0K 1V0


How to Apply:

Please send your resume and 3 references by email to


Job Title Pen Checkers Needed! FT/Permanent
Date Posted 2018-Feb-12
Expiry Date 2018-Aug-08
Ad ID:12331
Post Details
Posted By Van Raay Paskal Farms
City or Province Alberta
Location Alberta
Job Type Full-time
Classification Agriculture and Natural Resources