LIMON, COLO – River Bend Ranch, LLC, Limon, Colo., has recently welcomed Jared Forgey to the ranch management team as intern for the upcoming summer. Forgey, a native of Flora, Ind., will be junior in Animal Sciences with a concentration in livestock production at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., this coming fall.
“This is our fourth year of hosting a college student intern and our team is looking forward to having Jared work with us this summer,” said Joe Frasier, owner/operator of River Bend Ranch, LLC. “His past experiences with cattle will benefit our ranch, as well as providing him the opportunity to learn more about how we manage our operation and cattle.”
Forgey spent the previous summer at the Colorado State University Beef Improvement Center at One Bar Eleven Ranch, Saratoga, Wyo., and worked part-time during the school year at the Purdue University Beef Unit caring for cattle used for teaching and research. As the fifth-generation in his family to work with cattle, his experience of working with cattle originated in his involvement with 4-H.
“I truly have a passion for working with livestock and the cattle industry in particular,” Forgey said. “With this internship at River Bend Ranch, I hope to continue to build upon the skills I have already gained through my experiences, as well as learn to operate several types of equipment, understand the cattle industry as a whole more in depth and become much more familiar with record keeping and corral construction.”
The ranch management internship is aimed to work with college students seeking real-world experience on a working cattle ranch. Interns learn about animal care and handling, record-keeping, tracking pasture health and holistic grazing management, equipment maintenance and synchronized artificial insemination. This is the fourth year for the internship program run by River Bend Ranch, LLC.
River Bend Ranch, LLC, is owned and managed by Joe and Cindy Frasier located west of Limon, Colo. For over 30 years, River Bend Ranch, LLC has raised cattle and three children, all who are involved with the ranch. The family also operates Solid Rock Red Angus, a seedstock Red Angus operation. Find out more at www.SolidRockRedAngus.com.