Onion Creek Ranch

Contact information
Farm Address:
300 Happy Ridge Rd
Briggs, Texas, 78608

Primary Contact: Suzanne Gasparotto
Primary Phone:
    Number: 5122770534
    Email: onioncrk@centex.net

Website: https://www.tennesseemeatgoats.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Beginning in 1990, Suzanne Gasparotto, Owner of Onion Creek Ranch in Texas, has developed and marketed breeding stock MEAT goats and sold them to commercial breeders around the USA and around the world to put MEAT on their other-breed does' offspring. Tennessee Meat Goats(tm) and TexMasters(tm) are the only two breeds of goats that have no dairy genetics in them and have been developed to add useable meat rather than waste on commercial goats destined for consumption. Onion Creek Ranch also provides an annual four-day seminar, GoatCamp(tm), for adults wishing to learn how to raise meat goats properly and profitably. Oct 24-27, 2022 will be the 21st GoatCamp(tm). Candidate will have the opportunity to learn the meat-goat industry from the ground up from Suzanne Gasparotto, who has developed these breeds and has 33 years of invaluable information to impact to the right person.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: As soon as possible. Date can be somewhat negotiable.
Internship Ends: Open. Can turn into a full-time job.
Number of Internship Available: One
Application Deadline: Open
Minimum Length of Stay: 9 months to 12 months

Internship Details:

Looking for a candidate, male or female, who can live onsite and help daily with feeding, haying, kidding (when it occurs), and general maintenance of this unique goat ranch. This person has to be a self-starter and motivated to learn from the ground up how to raise meat goats in this emerging livestock sector. Demand for goat meat far exceeds domestic supply.

Educational Opportunities: Learning the meat-goat industry from a long-time pioneer.

Skills Desired: Self-starter. Not afraid to get one's hands dirty. Is enthusiastic and gets to work early. Likes to work with animals. Non smoker. Non drinker. Non-illegal-drug user. No pets. No children.

Meals: No

Stipend: yes

Housing: yes

Preferred method of Contact: Suzanne Gasparotto