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Lankister Livestock Enterprises, LLC
529 Boxelder Rd
Glenrock, WY 82637
Contact: Keith or Wendi Lankister
Last Updated: 03-25-2011
General Description: Certified organic cow/calf, yearling operation, 8,000 acres, located in a scenic mountain valley within 30 miles of Casper, WY. We utilize flood irrigation on approximately 300 acres. Temporary electric fences are used for intensive grazing management. Horses are used for checking mountain pastures and gathering cattle. Calving is in June, with very little intervention. Limited haying. We direct market beef at two Farmer's Markets per week from the end of July through the end of September. We also have a certified kitchen on the ranch where we make and package soup / seasoning mixes.
Internship Starts: May - flexible
Internship Ends: September - flexible
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: FILLED FOR 2011 - THANK YOU
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 Months
Meals: Some family meals provided.
Skills Desired: Only apply if you are serious about raising food in a sustainable manner, learning about beef production/grazing management as a business, and you appreciate the value of an opportunity for hands on real life education. Please do not apply if you have a romantic notion of a summer ranch job, don't want to work hard, are terrified of rattle snakes, or don't like children.
Stipend: Monthly, up to $800 DOE. Meaning if we have to teach you how to drive a stick shift, how to dig with a shovel, if you've never been around large animals, we will still consider your application, but we cannot pay the full stipend.
Housing: Good private housing in a scenic location.
Preferred method Of Contact: Phone or email
Internship Details: You will be able to participate in/learn about grass management through intensive grazing practices, flood irrigation, general maintenance, horsemanship, artificial insemination (end of August), branding and sorting cattle, grass finishing beef, direct marketing, and management discussions.
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