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General Ranch Hand


Ekalaka, MT

$14.68 per hour


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GENERAL FARM RANCH WORKER must perform any combination of the following tasks to attend to the production of livestock and hay: feed and water livestock (only when not grazing on grasslands and drinking from stock tanks and/or natural resources); herd livestock to pasture for grazing; examines animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist with calving; place mineral blocks; assists with the vaccination of livestock by herding into corral and/or stall or manually restraining animal on the range; applies medications to cuts and bruises; sprays livestock with insecticide; assists with castration of livestock; clips identifying notches on or brands animals; drive skid steer/loader to haul/distribute feed/water; required to process and package meat products on a limited basis; manually clean stalls/corrals. Must be able to operate farm equipment to assist with planting, cultivating, and harvesting hay (long/odd hours); manually hoist/stack hay bales; repair/replace fence in rough terrain. Workers must be able to ride and handle horses in a manner to assure the safety of the worker, coworkers, and livestock. Must be able to find and maintain bearings to grazing areas. Must be willing and able to occasionally live and work independently or in small groups of workers in isolated areas for extended periods of time. Most duties are performed out of doors, and entail exposure to heat, cold, dust, rain and other environmental conditions. Worker must be able to crouch, bend, lift and carry up to 100 pounds. May be required to obtain a MT Driver’s License. February - April: Calving in full swing (odd hours may be required), feed, water and attend to livestock, make minor repairs, maintenance and cleaning of farm equipment; operate farm equipment for soil preparation and seeding; repair and build barbed wire fences; general cleanup of farm acreage. May - October: Brand, clip, castrate livestock; move livestock to summer range (feeding/watering not required); check/clean water stock tanks; routinely move livestock. Operate farm equipment to plant, cultivate, harvest hay (long/odd hours required). Ongoing routine maintenance of farm machinery. Fix/repair fencing. Load/unload trucks in fields, manually stack hay and pick rocks. Preparation of fall seeding. November – December: Maintain, cleanup, winterize and store all farm equipment. Clean barns and stalls and surrounding farm area and infrastructure. Workers will get one day off per week. Opportunity for bonus depending on work performance.
Job Classification:
45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

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Seasonal Hours: Average 10 hours per day - 60 hours per week Feb 1 May 1 estimated hrs. are 7am to 6pm (Mon.-Sat.) May 1 Oct. 31 estimated hrs. range from 6am to 7pm, or split shifts from 6am to noon and 4pm to 10pm (Mon.-Sat.) during harvest Oct. 31 -Nov 30 estimated hrs. are 7am to 6pm (Mon.-Sat.)
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7:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Ekalaka, MT 59324
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203 Kim Curry Road, Ekalaka, MT 59324

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