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Saturday, September 30, 2023

Career Opportunities

Living Sky Beef is a progressive beef cattle operation located in Southern Saskatchewan, near Minton. Our business includes a commercial cow/calf herd with spring calving and fall calving cows, replacement heifers, a backgrounding operation and custom baling. We strive to run an efficient, sustainable beef operation by using technology, innovation and good old fashioned hard work!

We currently have the following postings:

General Farm Labourer:

We are looking for a full-time general farm labourer who can assist us in managing our beef cow/calf herd year-round, maintaining our grazing and pasture-land as well as work with our feeding and baling operations.

We are looking for a full-time general farm labourer who can assist us in managing our beef cow/calf herd year-round, maintaining our grazing and pasture-land as well as work with our feeding and baling operations.

Duties may include feeding cattle and calves, operating/maintaining farm machinery and infrastructure, checking and treating cattle with health problems, maintaining livestock health records, and assisting with animal handling and processing (vaccine and health programs). During the spring, summer, fall months duties include grazing management and movements, overseeing calving, and cutting hay/operating the baler, hauling, stacking and loading bales, and maintaining farm infrastructure including water, fence and buildings.

The successful candidate does not need to have previous experience with beef cattle but must be eager to learn. They must also have the ability to work well with others or on their own. Long hours are required during certain seasons, but flexible in others. This position is physically demanding and requires a love of working in the outdoors in all kinds of Saskatchewan weather! Valid drivers’ licence is required, but we do not require a 1A.

We offer excellent working conditions with the opportunity to learn and develop skills, but require our team to be reliable and self motivated. We can assist the successful candidate in locating accommodations/housing in the area. Wages commensurate with experience. Start date negotiable.

You must be legally entitled to work in Canada as this employer currently does not have a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) that would support hiring a foreign worker.

Contact Us:
Living Sky Beef - Leanne and Ryan Thompson
PO Box 263
Ceylon, SK
Phone (306) 969-2666
Fax (306) 969-2226
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Beef Cattle Herdsman:

We are looking for a full time, permanent employee to join our team who will work with us to manage our cow/calf herd and maintain our over 8000 acres of grazing and pasture land. Summer duties will include grazing management, fencing, water development, calving, identifying and treating cattle with health problems, processing animals and haying. During the winter duties include feeding cattle and calves, managing delivery of feed commodities, monitoring animal health, identifying and treating sick animals, managing winter feeding/grazing for cowherd, and hauling bales. During the summer and fall months we also operate a custom baling operation, so the successful candidate may be required to run the baler (large squares) and other equipment including swather, hay rake, and hay trailers to stack and haul bales.

Previous experience with beef cattle and operating farm equipment is an asset. Must have a valid class 5 driver’s licence. The successful candidate must have the ability to work well with others or on their own, posses time management skills and have the ability to manage other workers when necessary. Long hours and physically demanding outdoor work are parts of this job. Typically during the summer months, employees work Monday to Friday with weekends off. During the winter, employees may work alternating weekends (typically only Saturday) and we ensure that workers have two days off in a row.

We offer employees the opportunity to learn and develop their skills on the job, but insist that our team members are reliable, trustworthy and self motivated. Our operation is located near Minton, SK and we will require the successful candidate to live in, or re-locate to the area. We will assist the successful candidate to locate accommodations/housing in the area. For anyone who likes to work with beef cattle and spend time out on the range, this is an excellent opportunity. Wages commensurate with experience.

You must be legally entitled to work in Canada as this employer currently does not have a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) that would support hiring a foreign worker.

Contact Us:
Living Sky Beef - Leanne and Ryan Thompson
PO Box 263
Ceylon, SK
Phone (306) 969-2666
Fax (306) 969-2226
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.