Ranch Manager needed in Texas

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Family Owned Ranch

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Athens, TX
Job Type
Full Time
DOE, Competitive
Date Posted
October 16, 2018

Description of Operation:

  • 2,000+ acre ranch located near Athens, TX (1.5 hours SE of Dallas)
  • commercial cow/calf and stocker operation and typically run 375 mother cows and background all of our calves
  • cow herd is primarily comprised of a fall calving Angus herd and a spring calving Brangus herd
  • goal is to produce top quality replacement females that will be a productive, easy fleshing animal in either our cowherd or someone else’s
  • produce 2,000 bales annually of coastal bermuda round bales, haying experience a must
  • loads sold annually to Superior Livestock auction, private treaty from the ranch, or local sales
  • owner and wife live on site and additional help is contracted as needed
  • good fences already in place, permanent and some electric
  • our gentle herds are handled currently with horse and feed truck

Ideal candidate skills:

  • use of border collies and horse to herd is a plus and welcome
  • single or family is welcome
  • practice low stress cattle handling techniques and follow BQA guidelines
  • ability to run haying equipment
  • some handyman skills
  • some equipment repair and general ranch maintenance skills
  • great work ethic and good follow through
  • knowledgeable in herd health and nutrition at all stages of production
  • feeding decisions, doctoring
  • tagging, calving, processing, weaning
  • moving cattle between pastures
  • growing replacement females
  • run hay and baling equipment each year
  • general rotational grazing and pasture management
  • palpation skills required / ultrasound skills preferred
  • electric fence construction and maintenance
  • ability to participate in and run general ranch improvement projects

competitive pay commensurate with experience
housing provided (completely remodeled house 2016)

Years of Experience preferred: 5 yrs

Date Needed:
immediate start

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