Hansen Livestock Company
Looking for farm/ranch hand on a 4th generation family owned and operated farm in Dillon, Montana. This is a full time position with a competitive salary based on experience, health insurance and housing provided (4 bedroom/3 bath). The house is located in Dillon with in close proximity to schools and is about 9 miles from the farm location. The farm is set up in a feed lot operation, weaning heifer calves approximately 500 and feeding them through until spring turnout on the ranch. We also have heifer cows, approximately 225 at the farm and calve them from February 1st through March. Once they are calved and branded at the farm, we truck them to the ranch in May. Young, newly purchased bulls also reside at the farm until May. We are very passionate about our crops and livestock and take pride in our team. The farm is located in Dillon and the ranch is south of Dillon, about 45 minutes distance from each other. A CDL is required for the position we transport livestock, equipment and hay to and from the farm and ranch on a regular basis. We have Freightliner and Kenworth trucks and mostly John Deere tractors and equipment. We take truck and machinery maintenance very seriously.
Responsibilities of the position also include; seasonal duties like operating farming equipment from breaking ground to hay harvest (some wheat, barley, alfalfa, wild hay), you will be responsible for maintaining machinery, must be mechanically inclined repairing large equipment , various shop/mechanic work, some welding, feeding ground hay in feed truck from late October through April/May turnout (must be able to calculate daily feed rations), fencing, sorting livestock, general care of livestock, vaccinating, recognizing sick or lame animals and doctoring when needed. We strive in low stress handling of livestock, no exceptions! The feed lot is set up for walking the animals to and from lots or sick pens by foot. No personal dogs allowed in lots.
You will be working alongside the owner and other employees. You will also be working independently at times. You must enjoy working outdoors and be comfortable working longer hours during peak seasons like farming and haying. At times when duties are slow at the farm, you may travel to the ranch and help process cattle or whatever may be needed. Winters are slower and we tend to get caught up on various projects or machinery. We are looking for a full time employee with versatility and ambition to join our team!
Looking to fill position by November 1st 2019
Years of Experience preferred: preferably 2 years +
Salary: $2,500/mo, based on experience
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