Experienced Ranch Manager needed at 300 Head Cow-Calf operation in North Georgia

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Rydal, GA
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
May 6, 2022
Housing Offered
10+ yrs


Ranch Manager wanted for 300 head cow-calf operation in North Georgia. Ranch offers a beautiful setting to love and raise a family. Housing provided.

Organizational Culture:

Among its other holdings, the owners have owned and operated agricultural & ranching operations for more than 50 years. They are committed to excellence in the operation, productivity and maintenance of its farming operations as well as in the production of raising and marketing cattle. Their managers are expected to take a hands-on approach in directing and supervising the work. Our employees are disciplined, schedule oriented, neat and clean, practical and process oriented. Senior management values positive employee relations as well as timely and accurate reporting.


The Manager will work closely with the Executive Team to develop annual plans specifically for the operation they will be responsible for. The ideal candidate will have strong organization, time management, communication and leadership skills, and above all will take ownership of the operation.

Primary Responsibilities and Scope:

  • Lead team in executing the plan model and oversee all phases of daily ranching activities including task scheduling, pasture management, forage production, animal feeding, animal processing, animal health, record keeping, supply inventory, facility and equipment maintenance, etc.
  • Work with Controller to construct an annual budget and attend regular budget review meetings.
  • Assists in development of monthly financial reports, and maintenance of annual budget.
  • Work with management on special projects as part of developing and executing corporate goals and objectives.
  • Work with business partners to maximize cattle health, performance and profitability.
  • Oversee cattle programs and ensure all standards and audit certifications are being met.
  • Work with employees to execute day-to-day operations.
  • Lead crews to accomplish tasks and projects.
  • Enforce company protocols to ensure safety and security of all assets including team members, equipment, forage, feed and animal inventories.
  • Oversite of all personnel matters including proper staffing, hiring, compensation, employee performance and people development.
  • Assist Senior Management in the planning, scheduling and executing construction and capital improvement projects on Ranch infrastructure.
  • Oversee ongoing maintenance and operations of the Ranch to ensure all buildings, roads and fences are maintained to meet the highest level of quality.
  • Work hours may vary with evening, weekend, or holiday work required depending on the season and associated work duties.
  • Maintain cattle herds
  • Insure containment at all times
  • Insure availability of water at all times
  • Manage Body Condition Score (BCS) – ideal average of 5 year round
  • Determine and set schedule and products for overall annual herd health plan
  • Oversee and carry out annual herd health plan and doctor animals as needed
  • Determine and insure that nutritional program is carried out (feed, mineral, hay, pasture moves)
  • Genetic/breeding decisions including bull selection and purchase
  • Market cattle to optimize income and make culling decisions
  • Synchronize and artificially inseminate as needed
  • Oversee and carry out calving (sire/dam ID, tagging, tattooing, taking birth weights)
  • Branding
  • Drawing blood for pregnancy check
  • Run EID based software at all cattle workings
  • Register calves as needed with breed association and any associated or additional genomic testing as needed
  • Put down and/or dispose of deads as needed
  • Maintain all applicable records

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work well as a member of a high functioning team and develop effective working relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Working in a livestock ranch environment a plus.
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to perform or oversee any ranch activity.
  • Strong desire to be part of a dynamic, work environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Must be proficient using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word). Comfort and desire to learn new technologies.
  • Knowledge and experience with financial modeling.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds and work in extreme hot and cold environments.
  • Must have valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

Education & Business Requirements:

Ideal candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree, along with a minimum of 10 years progressive business operations and management experience.

Candidates selected to be interviewed will:

  • Be able to evidence a history of successfully developing and implementing annual business plans.
  • Be able to demonstrate by his/her experience the ability to interface with senior management in a sophisticated corporate environment.
  • Possess the leadership qualities and management experience necessary to effectively manage a diverse work force.
  • Be able to demonstrate a proficiency in interpreting financial statements.


Owner offers a competitive compensation package including comprehensive benefits and an attractive bonus opportunity.

All offers are contingent upon:

  • (1) ability, as required by federal law, to establish employment eligibility as a U.S. citizen, a U.S. lawful permanent resident, or an individual specifically authorized for employment in the U.S. by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and
  • (2) acceptable remarks from professional references,
  • (3) consenting to and passing a security background check to the satisfaction of the Company, including confirmation of employment and education

TO APPLY: Forward bio & resume to our email address.

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