Ranch Internship

We are primarily a family cattle ranch focused on sustainable, local, and organic production principles. As we increase our use of management-intensive grazing and biological weed control (goats, sheep, chickens), the opportunity to increase personnel on the ranch arises. Our herding is done primarily horseback. We direct market as many products as possible and strongly encourage more people to enter agricultural fields.

Requirements: Positive attitude, interest in physical and mental labor, enjoyment of the outdoors and camping, willingness to learn and to participate in all aspects of ranch life and food production in a remote location with no cell phone service and limited trips to town (approx. 1 / wk). Must be in relatively good physical condition and capable of walking several miles. No experience required.

Dates: Flexible, primarily from April 15 – October 15

Minimum commitment: 20 hr. / wk. for 1 month

Location: Lohof Beef Ranch, near Otter, MT, approximately 60 miles NE of Sheridan, WY. http://goo.gl/maps/urJ7B

Compensation: Unpaid, profit sharing opportunity for long-term intern (1 yr. +).

RUSTIC cabin + meals provided. Access to kitchen + bath. Pasture for 1 horse possible. Adjacent access to Custer National Forest.

Duties may include:

  • Moving/building fence
  • Herding cattle, sheep, or goats through pasture rotations, primarily horseback if equine interested
  • Milking goats
  • Assisting with dryland haying and branding
  • Packing minerals to livestock
  • Checking livestock water and fence
  • Building water lines and repairing springs
  • Selling beef, burgers, and other products at the Sheridan Farmers’ Market
  • Cooking for family meals, branding, and shipping
  • Marketing and researching production ideas
  • Designing profit sharing opportunities such as greenhouse production, mobile chicken unit, horse-drawn wagon rides, etc.
  • Assisting with taking animals to slaughter and delivering meat
  • Attending meetings, conferences, or field sessions on soil health, ranching, etc.

We also offer you the opportunity to “Ranch for a Day” and tag along while we work. To schedule a visit or submit a cover letter, resume, and references contact us at:

Patrick and Christy Lohof
LOHOF Grass-Finished MEATS
64 Boyce Rd.
Otter, MT 59062

Miri on Skye with Sign

Miri on Skye with Sign

Christy With Cows

Christy With Cows