Experienced Range Calving Ranch Hand needed near Westcliffe, Colorado ~ Seasonal, Full-time

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Westcliffe, CO
Job Type
Full Time or Seasonal
$3,000/month from now until end of May 2024
Date Posted
February 14, 2024
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs

Private ranch in the Wet Mountain Valley is seeking an immediate full-time seasonal experienced ranch hand for a cow-calf cattle operation located south of Westcliffe, CO.

Currently calving 267 head of range momma cows. We repair fences and flood irrigate fields in the spring. We operate with a holistic management approach implemented by a team philosophy to care for the water, land, animals and the people. We are looking for a ranch hand that has strong work ethics, integrity, experience, can be a team player by working well with others, a good communicator and have an open mind.

Job duties: Position ranch duties include calving, feeding and breaking ice for herds in winter, fencing, irrigating, branding and record-keeping. The ranch hand will work closely with ranch manager and other ranch hands and is expected to attend bi-weekly or monthly meetings with the team.

Requirements: Motivated, valid driver’s license with clean record preferred. At least 3 years of experience with large scale (150 head livestock at least), experience in calving operations including record keeping, field irrigation, fencing, and branding.

Preferred qualifications: Range calving, fencing, field irrigation, branding and record-keeping. Interest in holistic management and low stress livestock handling. Only serious motivated candidates with strong work ethics need to apply.

Salary: $3,000 per month from now until end of May 2024 with a partially furnished private home, utilities included.


Forward cover letter & resume to our email address. Must provide at least two references.

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