Experienced, Full-time, Long-term Ranch Hand Wanted in Wyoming

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Douglas, WY
Job Type
Full Time
Commensurate upon experience
Date Posted
August 26, 2020
Housing Offered
10+ yrs


Full-time, long-term ranch hand for a family-owned and operated cattle and sheep operation in eastern central Wyoming. Applicant must be an honest, hard-working self-starter with a positive attitude that enjoys working independently. This is a position in which no two days are the same. The ideal candidate would have a background with sheep and cattle, mechanical & welding skills, as well as equipment operation and maintenance experience. Duties include all aspects of ranch work. We use horses and side-by-sides/ATVs for livestock work. We generally do not allow dirtbikes/motorcycles. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check.

Responsibilities would include but are not limited to:

  • Feeding (with a tractor or pickup with bale bed/cake feeder) a minimum of 3x/week— approximately November-May
  • Range lambing and calving—April-June
  • Shearing—late April, early May
  • Branding our calves and helping neighbors—April-July
  • Docking—late June
  • Haying—late summer
  • Shipping & preg-checking—October-November
  • Repairing fence and fence construction projects (e.g. installing new corners, braces, gates, limited lengths of new fence line)
  • Putting out salt and mineral
  • Doctoring livestock
  • Ensuring availability of water and proper function of solar wells, other water sources
  • Maintaining ranch property, buildings, corrals, roads, and equipment
  • Equipment operation (tractors, skidsteer, backhoe, fast-attack fire truck, pickups, side-by-sides)

Benefits include:

  • Competitive starting salary and opportunities for raises, winter and summer bonuses commensurate with an applicant’s performance and experience.
  • 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch house with utilities provided (this includes high-speed internet)
  • 1 beef each year as well as lamb and pork as desired
  • Worker’s compensation insurance
  • Ranch vehicles for ranch use
  • Flexible schedule & time off
  • Stipend added to monthly salary for employee to acquire personal health insurance
  • Pasture and feed available for personal horses, dogs

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