Ranch Hand needed at Cow-Calf / Stocker Operation near Watkins, CO

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Watkins, CO
Job Type
Full Time
Depends on experience
Date Posted
September 15, 2023
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs

Trainor Cattle Company is seeking a full-time ranch hand for our cow-calf/stocker operation located near Watkins, CO.

We currently run 700-1000 head of cattle on mixed grass and tallgrass prairie using cell grazing principles. We also run a seasonal backgrounding lot to wean calves and start stocker cattle. We appreciate honesty, strong work ethic, and openness to trying new ideas.

Job duties: Position is responsible for all day-to-day ranch duties including cattle work, fencing (Barbwire and electric), equipment maintenance and record-keeping. Ranch hand will work closely with ranch manager on grazing planning and will participate in weekly planning meetings. We use both ATV’s and horses (90:10). If you are looking for a strictly horseback job, this is not the job for you.

Requirements: Self-starter, valid driver’s license with clean record, prefer at least 3 years of experience but will consider less for the right motivated candidate.

Preferred qualifications: Mechanical skills, experience with welding, fencing, calving, grazing management, record-keeping. Interest in holistic planned grazing, low stress cattle handling and multi-species operations a plus.

Salary: Salary depends on experience, small two bedroom trailer house available (suitable for single person or couple accustomed to small living space), opportunity for advancement for the right person, opportunity for enterprise profit sharing and bonuses, professional training opportunities in cell grazing, stockmanship and ranching for profit.


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