Beef Genetic Nucleus Herdsperson

Job Locations US-Pardeeville
Job ID
Position Type
Full Time
Reports To
Production Manager

Business Overview

ABS Global is the world-leading provider of bovine genetics, reproductive services, technologies and udder care products.  Marketing in more than 70 countries around the globe, ABS has been at the forefront of animal genetics and technology since its founding in 1941.  We are uniquely positioned as a global player with a dedicated research and development function and an international distribution network.  We breed and distribute the genes of the world’s best bulls, scientifically selecting livestock whose offspring is designed to increase the profitability of our customers who are some of the world’s biggest farmers and food producers.

Our vision is clear: Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.

Role Overview

This position supports the elite beef genetics program and initiatives by providing exceptional care and handling to ABS cattle and assisting in the implementation of pre-planned management practices.  Primary responsibilities will include: observation of cattle for signs of disease or distress; low-stress handling of cattle to administer vaccines, treatments, and estrus synchronization per established SOPs; seasonal support of successful calving of elite beef nucleus calves. The position will be based at the donor and bull performance testing facility in Pardeeville, WI.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Care and safe handling of all recipient cows and elite beef genetic cattle, to include:
    • Daily observation of animals for health and welfare concerns
    • Low-stress handling of cattle necessary to administer necessary treatments per established SOP
    • Provide cattle handling to support scheduled reproductive management work, administration of preventative herd health protocols, and data collection activities.
    • Seasonal support of successful calving, including: observation and handling of cows and newborn calves to ensure colostrum intake, calving data collection, and proper identification and vaccination of newborn calves.
  • Record keeping for any-and-all animal treatments and movements utilizing the designated electronic platform
  • To ensure high standards of livestock health and hygiene are maintained for all ABS cattle, all team members are expected to perform the following duties:
    • Daily observation of cattle
    • Occasional feeding, bedding, facility hygiene and manure removal as needed to support farm staff
    • Low stress handing of, and a proper attitude toward animals at all times
    • Proper administration of all health and welfare related SOP
    • Maintain defined welfare, biosecurity, and hygiene practices for all ABS cattle on site.


  • 5 years or more of beef cattle experience gained through industry and/or farming experience
  • Clear understanding of normal appearance and condition of healthy cattle, and ability to recognize cattle in distress or displaying signs of disease
  • Preferred candidates will have a proven track record of cattle husbandry
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Equal Employment Opportunities

Genus is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Genus prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Genus conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.


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