Summer 2021 Ranch Internship Opportunity

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River Bend Ranch, LLC of Limon, Colo. is looking to hire a Summer 2021 college student intern seeking a position on a working cattle ranch. This internship is designed for students interested in a career in production agriculture, with previous large animal experience preferred. River Bend Ranch is located west of Limon on I-70, which is an easy drive east of Denver 80 miles and east of Colorado Springs 70 miles.

Our Ranch

River Bend Ranch, owned and operated by the Frasier family, raises commercial and registered Red Angus cattle. The seedstock business run by the family is Solid Rock Red Angus. The Frasiers have been ranching on the Plains of Eastern Colorado since the 1940’s. The cattle are run on native grass with paddock grazing. We utilize artificial breeding and embryo transfer technology, cattle record keeping that is synced in an online platform database and have experience with retained ownership of our feeder calves.

Internship Experience & Benefits

Intern will gain experience in cattle management, veterinary practices, pressurized water systems, electric fencing and planned matings. Tasks will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Assisting with calving checks
  • Identifying newborn calves
  • Checking animal health of all classifications
  • Moving herds through paddocks
  • Tracking pasture growth
  • Assisting with artificial breeding and vaccination programs
  • Cattle record keeping
  • Fence/corral construction

Intern will be provided:

  • Furnished house; including, laundry and utilities (electricity, natural gas and water)
  • Work vehicle

Qualifications

  • Summer 2020 interns, Darius Harms and Cameron Lee.

    College students interested in a career in production agriculture may apply that are currently attending a two-year junior college or four-year university.

  • Preference will be given to students with an agricultural/ranching background, and to students seeking an agricultural/animal science degree; previous large animal experience expected.
  • Three hours credit is possible through qualifying department internship programs.
  • Student must be available for internship from mid-May until mid-August, a minimum of 12 weeks
  • Sophomore standing or above

Wage & Workload

Intern will be paid $12/ hour on 50 hour weeks, and alternate weekends off with ranch staff.

How to Apply

Students wishing to apply must send a cover letter that includes: 1) your background and experience working with cattle, 2) why you are seeking to work on a working cattle ranch, and 3) how this internship will fit into your career goals.

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Cover letter and an updated resume with at least two references should be emailed to: solidrockredangus@gmail.com and must be received by March 5, 2021.

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