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2024 Summer Working Cattle Ranch Internship

River Bend Ranch, LLC

Job Type2024 Summer Working Cattle Ranch Internship
LocationLimon, Colorado
Housing ProvidedYes
Experience Preferred 3-5 Years

Job Details

River Bend Ranch, LLC of Limon, Colo. is looking to hire a Summer 2024 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 required. 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 rotational paddock grazing. We utilize artificial breeding and embryo transfer technology with both our seedstock and commercial cowherds. We also run yearling stockers on grass and in an open feedlot. We manage our cattle records on an online platform database. All employees are Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified and require intern to follow BQA guidelines as well.
Internship Experience & Benefits
Intern will gain experience in cattle management, veterinary practices, pressurized water systems, electric fencing and planned cattle matings. All work Is done using ranch trucks and ATVs, no horses are used. 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
• 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.


Housing is provided. Furnished house; including, laundry and utilities (electricity, natural gas and water)


$12 per hour

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.
Cover letter and an updated resume with at least two references should be emailed to: [email protected] and must be received by Feb. 16, 2024.

Email[email protected]
Job TypeIntern
LocationLimon, CO
Salary$12/ hr
Housing ProvidedFurnished house; including, laundry and utilities (electricity, natural gas and water)
Experience Preferred 3-5 Years
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