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General Ranch Hand

Website Grasslands, LLC

Regenerative Ranching through Properly Managed Livestock

Operation: Western States Ranches is a large-scale, organic grass-based operation running 3,200 head of cattle on the West Slope of Colorado. We span multiple irrigated properties and federal grazing permits, implementing regenerative grazing and forage production principles with the objectives of improving land health and profitability. More details can be found at

Job Summary: This is a full-time ranch hand position.

Start: Immediately

Duties Include:

  • Irrigation, including daily implementation of irrigation systems on multiple properties.
  • Infrastructure construction and maintenance, especially pertaining to livestock fences and irrigation structures.
  • Cattle management, including moving stock, fencing (portable electric and permanent), herd health, etc.


  • Salary: $36,000 per year.
  • Housing: provided by the ranch.
  • Vehicle: a ranch vehicle (pickup truck or ATV) will be provided for ranch work.
  • Tools / Equipment: All necessary tools and equipment for work-related tasks will be provided by the ranch.
  • Beef: An allotment of ranch beef will be provided.

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