padlockranchco Padlock Ranch

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of verifiable livestock experience and demonstrated competence/knowledge in animal health.
  • Experience in and willingness to use minimal stress animal handling techniques and exhibit good horsemanship skills.
  • Ability to learn and operate feedlot management software in the hospitals.
  • Ability to shoe your own string of horses.
  • Good attitude and communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with others.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Riding pens and cattle movements as needed.
  • Diagnosing and treating sick animal, adhering to established treatment protocols set up by consulting vets and management.
  • Maintaining accurate treatment records for individual animals using Feed Yard Manager software.
  • Keep accurate records of cattle pulled from pens to aid feedlot manager in maintaining accurate daily pen counts.
  • Pen maintenance at the feedlot, including fence repair and dirt work.
  • Fence maintenance on pastures adjacent to or near the feedlot.
  • Helping with pasture rotations of yearlings in a MIG system on irrigated pasture during the summer.
  • Filling out branding crews and help with pasture moves on ranch units as needed during the summer.
  • Helping with heat detection during AI of replacement heifers in July.

Compensation and benefits:

  • Salary, depending upon experience.
  • Ranch provided housing including basic utilities.
  • Ranch vehicle for ranch use.
  • Insurance after 90 days of fulltime employment. Covers employee plus family, with no out of pocket premiums.
  • Eligibility for 401K after 1 year of fulltime employment, with employer match of up to 5% of employee cash salary. All matches are 100% vested at the time of match.
  • Ability to keep some personal horse for ranch use. To be discussed on an individual basis.