Seasonal Ranch Hand with Calving Experience/Skills needed at Family Operation in Great Falls, Montana (March – April/May)

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Great Falls, MT
Job Type
Competitive salary DOE
Date Posted
February 5, 2024
Housing Offered
0-2 yrs

Family cow/calf operation in Great Falls, Montana seeking an honest and dependable seasonal (March–April or May) employee.

Skills needed and duties to include but not limited to:

  • Experience recognizing the stages of calving and recognize when a cow needs assistance birthing a calf;
  • Ability to assist a cow needing calving help (pulling a calf, getting the calf up and sucking, etc.);
  • Ability to recognize and treat health needs of calves (respiratory illness, scours, weak calves, etc.);
  • Ability to work livestock in a calm, low stress manner and be able to operate vehicles, farm equipment, and ATVs safely;
  • Physical strength to tag, vaccinate, and band (castrate) new born calves. Heavy Lifting as would be expected for any ranch job;
  • Night calving duties are shared and utilized when we calve heifers. Older cows are pasture calved;
  • Cleaning pens and equipment to maintain a clean and healthy environment for cattle;
  • All other ranch duties that need to be done on a cow/calf ranching operation (fence building and repair, trailing cattle, putting out salt/mineral, basic building and machine care, repair, maintenance);
  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record;
  • Smoking is not allowed in the buildings or in the equipment. This ranch is a drug-free operation;
  • Housing and basic utilities including Internet are provided and can accommodate a single person or couple; Pets are not allowed in the house.

Competitive salary DOE. (Although we’re looking for a ranch hand with some experience, someone with more limited experience who is a thoughtful, conscientious, and a willing learner would be considered and welcome.)


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