Ranch Manager

Wagonhammer’s long time ranch manager is retiring, creating a tremendous opportunity for the right individual.  The Ranch is located near Bartlett, NE.  Competitive compensation package includes generous retirement plan, modern housing, health insurance, bonus plan, and more.  Send resume and references to jay@wagonhammer.com.  Visit Wagonhammer.com to learn more about why this is the chance to join the leadership team at one of Nebraska’s top ranches.

Qualifications include:

  • Leadership and Management skills
  • Excellent communicator
  • Team player
  • Progressive thinker
  • Self-driven individual
  • Experienced in cow/calf production and all aspects of ranch work
  • Experienced in Word and Excel
  • Ability to operate and maintain ranch related equipment.  Perform basic repairs.
  • Experienced horseman
  • BS in Animal Science or related field is a plus

Job Description

Ranch Manager: responsible for managing a team of seven ranch employees and 2300 head cow herd.

Reports directly to Ownership

Coordinate with the Seedstock Manager who is responsible for the breeding program and sales.

Coordinate with the Feedyard manager where operations and production needs overlap.

Working knowledge of cattle nutrition.  Oversee the feeding program in coordination with consulting nutritionist.

Work with team members to develop and implement a grazing plan and invasive species control

Implement a herd health program formed in coordination with consulting veterinarians. 

Work with ownership, team members, veterinarians, nutritionist, university researchers, and other resources to improve ranch performance.

Maintain inventory records, production records, etc. with assistance from Office Manager and others.

Participate in daily operations including calving, range management, fence & equipment repairs & maintenance, cattle processing, hay production, and all aspects of ranch work.