Livestock Services of Saskatchewan (LSS) is a not-for-profit organization that provides livestock inspection services for cattle and horses, administers livestock brand registration, and livestock dealer licensing for the Saskatchewan livestock industry.

Current opportunities

Livestock Inspector - Saskatoon

Livestock Services of Saskatchewan is a non-profit organization that facilitates the delivery of livestock brand inspection services, manages the brand registry and administers the licensing of livestock dealers in Saskatchewan.  We are member directed by the five livestock producer groups who require inspection services in the province; Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association, Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association, Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Horse Federation.  LSS is based from its headquarters in Regina and has a province-wide network of Inspectors operating from a variety of field locations.

The Key Responsibilities are…..

LSS requires a part-time Livestock Inspector for the North Central District, working out of Saskatoon and area.  The successful candidate must be available to perform part-time, seasonal work as required throughout the year.  Our work aligns with the annual trade flow of the livestock industry, with the busiest season being the September to December fall run. 

This position will carry out inspection and investigative duties pertaining to the identification and ownership of livestock at auction markets, feedlots, assembly-yards, processing plants and on farms and ranches. You will ensure compliance to Provincial regulations relating to the transportation, sale, humane treatment and proper housing of livestock – and provide information and interpretation of legislation to producers, dealers and the general public.

You bring to the role....

  • In-depth knowledge of livestock breeds, livestock behavior and safe livestock handling skills
  • A strong understanding of farm/ranch and feedlot operations, auction markets and processing plants - minimum of 3-5 years working knowledge is ideal
  • General computer application skills
  • Ability to identify and prevent instances of inhumane treatment of livestock
  • Ability to work independently under mentally and physically demanding conditions
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Strong problem-analysis and solving skills
  • Solid organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality

Applicants are asked to clearly describe in their cover letter how they have gained the required knowledge and abilities.  Competencies would typically be obtained through several years of experience related to owning or managing a livestock operation, or working in the livestock sector.

LSS invites you to apply with resume and cover letter to the attention of Nikki Henderson, HR Manager at email nikki.henderson@lssc.ca.

Application deadline is May 28, 2021.

Please visit our website at www.lssc.ca to learn more about our organization