Contact informationFarm Address:
13920 State Hwy 487
Casper, Wyoming, 82604
Primary Contact: Andy Anderson
Secondary Contact: Jessica Anderson
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Bates Creek Cattle Company is a medium-sized family-owned commercial cattle ranch 25 miles from Casper, Wyoming. We run Angus cows and raise hormone and antibiotic-free Angus and Angus/Hereford cross calves for sale as calves, yearlings, and 2-year-old grassfed beeves. To feed the cattle in the winter, we have an irrigated hay operation with 2 center pivot sprinklers and an extensive flood irrigation system. The cattle are wintered on and near the hay fields and trailed up to the summer range in the northern Shirley Basin in May. We use low-stress livestock handling techniques, rotational grazing with electric fence, fence-line weaning, windrow grazing, and multi-species cover crops in the hay fields to build a healthy soil. We use horses and ATV's to move cattle.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: As early as 3/15/2020
Internship Ends: 12/1/2020
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
Minimum Length of Stay: 7/1/2020
Bates Creek Cattle Company needs an intern to help with flood irrigation, spring farming and planting, spring and fall cow work (including branding calves and vaccinating cows and calves), and haying.
Educational Opportunities: alfalfa/grass irrigation, farming and planting techniques, putting up hay, low-stress livestock handling, maintaining barbed-wire and electric fences, rotational grazing, farm machinery maintenance and repair
Skills Desired: This is a labor-intensive internship. Individuals must be able to work in all weather conditions and be trained to operate ATV's and farm equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
Meals: Hot lunch 6 days/week is provided. You will be expected to cook breakfast and supper for yourself, but groceries will be reimbursed.
Housing: Yes, a 2-bedroom basement apartment.
Preferred method of Contact: phone