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Post Date12/22/2019
Job TypeFull Time
Company NameDarling Creek Ranch
Address13149 200th ave
CityMeadow
StateSD

Ranch Internship

Darling Creek Ranch is looking for an intern for the summer of 2020. Any interested parties send your resume to [email protected] or call Dan Anderson at 605-788-2978.  Resumes due February 01, 2020.

This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience on a multi-species ranch that uses an intensive rotational grazing system. Below is the internship job description and additional information. 

 Diverse multi-species livestock operation located at Meadow SD. This couple runs about 170 head of cow/calf pairs, 40 yearling heifers and 1000+ head of breeding ewes with 400 yearling ewes, utilizing an intensive rotational grazing system. Cows start calving the beginning of April on pasture with minimal need for assisted calving and are branded late May. Sheep start lambing the middle of May, all ewes are ultra-sounded and lambing is done both in the barn and on the prairie. Early spring, the sheep are put through an intensive grazing rotation utilizing portable electric fence. Livestock is moved mostly with horses, ATV, UTV, and border collie dogs. Management is willing to tailor additional education opportunities to the student’s interest. The ranch is located in close proximity to the NDSU Research Extension Center in Hettinger, ND.

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Requirements

     Student needs to be self-driven, independent, and not afraid to ask questions for clarification. The ability to jump from one part of the operation to the next is a must as no two days will be the same. Standard summer activities include fencing, taking mineral out to the pastures, moving bunches of livestock, range inventory and analysis, maintenance and basic repairs to equipment. Must be able to lift a 50 bag of mineral/salt and be able to handle livestock in a low stress manner. Preference is to have experience welding as they are building a new corral system using oil stem and sucker rod.
 

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