Hardworking, self-motivated cattleman who is experienced in all aspects of a cow/calf operation from calving, fencing and haying to maintaining equipment and operating machinery.
Experienced in: welding and fabrication; equipment maintenance
Participated in 4 years of high school rodeo (learned to ride and rope horseback)
Cow / Calf Operation, 03/2005 to 11/2013 Self-employed – Princeville, IL / Laura, IL All duties related to cow/calf operation which included: Calving cows and heifers Pasture rotation Overall herd health (vaccinating, preg-checking, castrating, etc.) Mineral program Sire and dam selection
Personal and Custom Hay Baling, 05/2007 to 10/2013 Self-employed – Princeville, IL / Laura, IL Swathing Raking Baling (producing approximately 1200-1500 round bales + several thousand square bales a year)
Custom Fencing, 06/2012 to 10/2013 Self-Employed – Princeville, IL / Laura, IL Repair and maintain all pasture-leased fences (barbed wire and electric) Also hired for complete construction of new fence
Seasonal Farm Hand, 04/2007 to 10/2013 Roger Herrmann – Brimfield, IL Operated combine, auger wagon, all field tillage equipment
Cow Boss, 11/2013 to Current Mike Schaefer – Sweet Grass Ranch in Weston, WY In charge of calving out 312 heifers and 200 cows, overseeing other ranch hands, and all other cattle-related duties including feeding, fencing, and herd health.
2 year degree: Ag Production, 2005 Black Hawk College - Kewanee, IL
We are a Christian family with four young boys. It is very important to us that we set a good example for them. We do not drink or use tobacco of any kind. We value family time and like to include our children as much as possible as long as the situation is safe.
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Companies Worked For:
Black Hawk College
Job Titles Held:
Cow / Calf Operation
Personal and Custom Hay Baling
Seasonal Farm Hand
2 year degree : Ag Production , 2005
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