We have an opening for a full time, long-term cattleman/farmer on our eastern Idaho family ranch to fill a diversified role. Candidates would preferably have a minimum two years of experience in all aspects of farming and ranching, but for the right person we are willing to help train if we see long term potential in someone who has a serious passion for growing things. We need an individual who considers the well-being of the livestock and knows how to handle cattle quietly, understand and be willing to work with the land in a way that promotes soil health. We are looking for an individual that is self-motivated and passionate about agriculture. Mechanic abilities are a greatly added bonus.
Candidates must be willing to perform all duties of a working ranch. There is a lot of tractor time from haying, farming and winter feeding. Riding in the high country in the spring, summer and fall months moving cattle and gathering. Housing is provided on a separate ranch, it’s an end of the road place with lots of workshop and shop spaces, a 3-bedroom older farmhouse, in which that individual would be managing as well as other owned and leased ground. Indoor arena is available for use on personal horses in winter months as time allows on our home ranch. Salmon, Idaho is one of the prettiest places and a small agricultural community, high mountain ranges surround the area and it is isolated by the largest contiguous roadless wilderness area in the lower 48. If you, or your significant other needs a Target run every week, this isn’t your place. However, the ranch is quite close to the small town where you can get just about everything a guy needs. We are looking for someone that wants a long-term position and can work closely with us on several different places but also be able to be independent and not need a daily or weekly “to-do” list.
Wage is DOE. Monthly salary and housing to start, with a possibility of cattle ownership program are in place for compensation based on trigger points that show both parties that this is a good fit and a long-term choice for everyone.
Primary duties would include:
- Swath, bale and stack hay – round bales
- Flood irrigate
- Some management of other irrigators but potentially some handline, wheel line and pivot irrigation duties for parts of the year
- Herd cattle on state and federal lands, and irrigated meadow pastures
- Manage riparian areas in grazing allotments
- Repair, build fences
- Feed cattle, maintenance of overall herd health
- Assist with branding, vaccinations, tagging and doctoring of cows and calves
- Check and assist cows and heifers when calving (may be asked to work nights)
- Maintain equipment
- Other duties as required
- Valid driver’s license
- Ability to pull stock trailer
- Ability to ride a dirt bike
- Experience running large farm equipment
- Ability to lift 80-100 pounds
- Experience moving cattle horseback in all types of terrain, if you’ve got a horse it dang sure needs to be broke – steep, rough terrain and lots of timbered country
- Experience in calving and doctoring cattle
- Experience in irrigating: flood, wheel lines, pivots, hand line
- Problem solving skills
- The ability to work independently and with others
- Experience running mower and round baler
- Strong Mechanic ability
- Agriculture background and love of growing things
- Ability to work alone and stay on task
- Welding & Fabrication skills
To Apply: Applicants who fit the above description only, please. Please email resume with a cover letter detailing your qualifications and at least 3 contacts for reference checks and at least one reference letter.
To apply, forward bio & resume to our email address. Or call for more info.