Farm / Ranch Intern Opportunity available at Broken O Ranch in Montana

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Broken O Ranch

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Augusta, MT
Job Type
Full Time or Seasonal
DBO ($2,000-2,500 a month)
Date Posted
May 17, 2024
Housing Offered
0-2 yrs

The Broken O Ranch is known across the farming and ranching community as one of the most grand and spectacular ranching operations of the west. This 136,000-acre operation lies in the backdrop of the Rocky Mountain Front and is home to one of the largest commercial cow herds in the United States. The iconic Sun River meanders for over 20 miles through the ranch, which is the primary irrigation source for 68 center pivots and 13 wheel lines on the ranch. Great Falls, Montana’s third largest city, is a comfortable 45-min drive the from the ranch HQ’s.

The Broken O carries approx. 3,900 mother cows, and has historically produced 15,000 to 20,000 tons of alfalfa hay each year. In addition, the ranch develops 1,500 heifers and 500 yearling bulls. The large irrigation base enables the ranch to produce approx. 450,000 bushels of small grains each year – which consists of spring wheat, durum wheat, barley and corn. Once the grains are harvested, a portion is hauled to the ranch’s 5,000 head commercial feedlot and fed to developing heifers and bulls, as well as other outside cattle.

The current ownership is very passionate about conservation and habitat preservation. The Broken O strives to manage operations in a way that benefits the overall ecology of the ranch. Additionally, there is a stream restoration crew that works to enhance fisheries across the ranch.

The Broken O is looking for someone who is willing to explore all division of our ranch including: Ranch, Farm, Feedlot, and Wildlife/Resource Management. Interns will also get the chance to shadow our ranch manager, Lance Rosenkrance, to gain an understanding of everyday operations and gain ranch management skills. The Broken O consists of 4 divisions, interns will be given the opportunity to take on tasks in each division.

  • Ranch Division: Calving, feeding, vaccinating, branding, irrigating, hay production, fencing, weaning
  • Farm Division: Seeding, irrigation, harvest, grain delivery, equipment maintenance
  • Feedlot Division: Feeding, doctoring, sorting, AI, bull development, ration evaluation, semen testing
  • Wildlife/Resource Management Division: Habitat enhancement, steam restoration, surveying, maintenance of owner’s home.

Internship Specifics:

Intern Salary – Monthly salaries range from $2,000 – $2,500, and will be determined by experience. The ranch will supply each intern with a vehicle, housing, and necessary tools to complete tasks.

Internship Duration – Broken O Ranch will be offering 3-month and 6-month internships. Applicants must indicate start and finish date the application provided.

Intern Responsibilities – Interns are expected to execute projects and tasks set by both Broken O Ranch supervisor. The ranch requires each intern to demonstrate professionalism, strong communication skills, and a team player attitude.

Internship Goals – In today’s competitive environment, it’s essential that students stand out from the competition. That is why the Broken O internship program aims to establish a positive and supportive learning environment for students looking to test drive career options. Students who apply for our internship can expect to expand their networking base and gain hands-on experience from a variety of farming and ranching tasks. We want students to leave with a forward-thinking, challenging, and fulfilling experience.


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