Ranch Hand needed at Cow/Calf Operation in Grass Range, Montana

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Grass Range, MT
Job Type
Full or Part Time
$2,100 to $3,500 /mo DOE
Date Posted
October 19, 2023
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs

We are a cow/calf operation, selling steers in the fall, wintering the heifers, and marketing them at various times throughout the year. The Schultz Ranch uses rotational grazing and low stress cattle movement throughout the year. Our ranch goals center around improving our operation by increasing the use of electric fences in order to improve soil health, increasing herbaceous cover, and monitoring bird species that are indicators of rangeland health. We are striving to increase direct beef sales of our grass-fed and finished beef and maintaining and increasing ranch profitability to make our operation more sustainable for our children.

The ranch was founded in 1910. Our three sons, the fifth generation, are an integral part of our daily operations, we do lots of projects as a family and we include each other in many facets of our operation.

Our goals center around the word improvement:

  1. Maintain/increase ranch profitability to make our operation more sustainable for our children.
  2. Improved grazing efficiency through electric fence utilization and water development (leading to better water infiltration and soil health),
  3. Improving on the Red Angus genetics of the cow/calf program through artificial insemination
  4. Increased direct beef sales of our grass-fed beef

Desired skills and attributes

The successful candidate should be honest and a self starter. The candidate will work on electric fences in remote areas. Lots of walking and packing material. The candidate will be comfortable in large machinery, mechanically inclined, handle horses, and most importantly be patient. We can work through most any issue as long as honesty and effort are applied to the situation. The individual should be a self starter that requires minimal supervision. My family has been running cattle for a while and we have a passion to improve the herd and care for them the best we can. Every cow deserves 100% of our effort. In our community, it takes years to create a good reputation and minutes to create a bad reputation. We pride ourselves in being good neighbors and honest. We expect the same with anyone that works with us.
Work would include building and maintaining fencing (both wire and electric), calving heifers and cows, branding, general cow work, lambing, feeding cattle during the winter, etc. Work will also include minor mechanical work, welding, and other farm related duties.

Applicant needs to have the ability to work livestock in a calm, low stress manner on foot, atv’s and horseback, and be able to operate vehicles, farm equipment, and ATVs safely.

At this time, we are looking for someone with cattle and equipment experience that understands that working on a ranch isn’t an 8-5 job.

Tobacco & Alcohol: It is ultimately preferred not to have tobacco around, but will be allowed in limited areas. No smoking is allowed in buildings, or areas where there is a lot of dry grass. We also ask that it be kept out of contact with our children. Alcohol is tolerated after work, unless it becomes a problem with work performance. Drinking is not tolerated while we are working and it will be cause for immediate removal.

Ranch vehicles: We will provide vehicles for work use. A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record for use of work vehicles is required. Some of the trucks are manual shift so you must know or be willing to learn to drive one.


Forward cover letter & resume to our email address. Or call for more info.

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