Feedtruck driver

Darnall Ranch Inc and Feedlot   Harrisburg, NE   Full-time     Farming / Fishing / Forestry
Posted on January 31, 2024

Objective:  To supply appropriate quantity, quality, and  timeliness of rations to feedlot cattle, taking care of feedlot equipment including trucks, pay loaders, and feed mill.  Assisting commodity trucks in unloading, and utilizing the batching computer system for correct rations to pens and quantities.

 

  • Load and mix each ration for each pen in feedlot by understanding the computer batching system, how to read and use this system and scale on trucks to ensure each ingredient is added to truck in correct quantity per ration per pen.  This includes the micro-ingredient machine.
  • Must be familiar with livestock
  • Must be familiar with running a feed truck and delivering feed with even distribution in feed bunks.
  • Mechanical skills needed include taking care of maintenance of feed trucks such as oil changes, and routine maintenance.
  • Learning to read bunks a plus
  • Having a CDL helpful for moving cattle from pasture to feedlot or back to grass.
  • Experience with welding helpful
  • Other duties as assigned may include:
    • Spraying weeds
    • Cleaning/scraping pens
    • Utilizing a 4-wheeler to check or oversee a project
    • Taking commodity inventory
    • Working on upkeep of feed mill
    • Assist with fly control
    • Assist with keeping the mill area clean

 

 

Physical requirements and skills needed:

            Ability to lift 50 lbs.

            High school diploma or higher

            Valid driver’s license

            Previous experience as feed truck driver preferred

            Stable person with good work ethic

            Ability to use computer to figure rations

            Ability to take work direction and change priorities as needed

            Knowledge and/or experience of animal nutrition helpful    

            Must pass a drug test

 

Wages based on experience and eagerness to learn