Farm hand wanted on remote, small beef/grain ranch, near Lewistown, MT. We raise cattle, hay, and wheat. This is a small-scale operation and we use older equipment. Please note that this is a fairly remote and isolated location.
Work varies by season, and can include: haying, maintenance of buildings and equipment, seeding, spraying, fencing, moving and checking cows, calving, harvest, yard work, mowing, cleaning barns and outbuildings, spreading manure, and other general ranch chores. If hired, you will be expected to pitch in wherever needed, and to willingly perform menial tasks such as yard work, washing equipment, spreading manure, and cleaning out barns and sheds. You will be responsible for fixing, checking, and building fence, caring for animals with an emphasis on gentle and quiet handling, taking care of a 100-150 head herd of cattle, calving on your own, and feeding. You will be expected to take direction well, but will often be working on your own.
Some of the work will be menial and entry-level. Other jobs, such as moving and checking cattle and some fencing, will be done by horseback, so basic riding ability is a plus. However, riding is only a small part of the job.
The ranch is a drug, alcohol, and tobacco free workplace. Hunting is not allowed on ranch property. Housing is not provided, but wages are negotiable and depend on experience.
This is not a management position. Recent experience in farming and ranching is required, as are resume, references, and a valid and insurable driver’s license.
Years of experience: 1 yr