Ranch Hand resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

I am Jessica Claire. I am 19 years old and have grown up in Scipio Utah. I am the oldest of five children. I have been raised with the knowledge and love of cattle, horses and the farming/ranching lifestyle. I want to and am willing to learn all I can about the cattle ranching industry so that one day I may run a successful ranch of my own. I am a strong, talented and a reliable man. I am fast to learn and can work in a team setting or independently. I am someone that can be trusted to do the job and do it right. I am willing to learn new ways to ranch. I am dedicated to this lifestyle and will give it my all. I am quick to learn and have a great desire to learn all I can.


I have learned and obtained many skills while growing and working on a ranch. These include:

  • Quietly and properly handling cattle
  • Doctoring cattle
  • Watching for sick or unhealthy cattle
  • Operating tractors and other equipment
  • Riding and training horses
  • Fencing
  • Teamwork
  • Round-pen work
  • Corral maintenance
  • Caring for livestock
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • Water line and trough maintenance
01/2015 to 01/2020
Ranch Hand Fedex Cross Border Carteret, NJ,

I have had the unique opportunity to have been raised on a small cattle ranch in central UT. During my time here working on the family farm and ranch I have been able to gain a strong work ethic and a love and understanding of land management and livestock management. I have lived and worked as a Ranch Hand in an agricultural setting since I was an infant and have been a primary employee on the Ranch for the last 4 years.

My duties include operating heavy equipment such as frontend loaders, dump trucks, swather, bailers, tractors of various sizes and models, plows, harrows, seed drilling equipment, PTO driven post-hole diggers, and many other farm specific pieces of equipment. I have also been instructed in the proper and safe usage of chainsaws and other power tools. I have used chainsaws to remove brush and trees around structures and fences. I have cut hundreds of cedar posts and fence stays. .

I have helped construct water delivery systems for irrigation using aluminum pipe, rigid pipe and collapsible hose apparatus. I have used portable pumps to fill water tenders which we use to haul water to livestock. I have helped the Forest Service and BLM install water lines to deliver water to stock tanks that stretched several miles across range land that had no drinking water for livestock or wildlife. During this project I helped install stock tanks which included pouring cement bottoms and welding steel sheets into rings to hold water. I also helped plumb the stock tanks so that the water would effectively reach and fill them. I have used hand tools such as shovel(s), pick axe, digging bar, Pulaski, fence stretcher and multiple other fence building and earth moving tools.

I have also been able to see the other side of farm life as a rancher. We raise around 175 beef cattle and I have been tasked with getting them safely to and from Forest Service and BLM allotments which my family helps manage. I have been able to watch and participate in decisions pertaining to the management of these federal land permits and have a strong understanding of how they should be handled from a rancher/civilian perspective. I have assisted in preg checking the cattle as well as assisting them at the time of birth if needed.

I am well versed in horse handling and have used them to move cattle to and from pastures and allotments since I was old enough to ride. I have trained many colts for myself as well as for others. I have also installed dozens of miles of barbed wire fence and welded pipe fence for my own family as well as other ranchers in the area. I was taught to work hard and never give less than 100% in anything I do. Throughout my life I have always wanted to become a rancher. I am always willing to learn new and different ways pertaining to this lifestyle. I have a great love and understanding of life as a cattle/horseman. I am willing to work and learn all that I can so that one day I will have the opportunity to run a ranch of my own.

I am a honest, hardworking young man who never quits till the job is done. I am also an eagle scout. I learned how to work hard as a little kid growing up and will continue to for the rest of my life.

01/2020 to 04/2020
Feedlot City Of Broken Arrow, Ok Broken Arrow, OK,

In January I started working for AHC feedlot. My duties included watching over and doctoring 1000 head of yearling steers and heifers. These yearlings were turned out in a one-to-two-thousand-acre desert pasture. I would ride my horse and colts that I was training through them daily. I also looked over 300 mother cows as they were calving. I helped in the sorting and weighing of many cattle that came through the feedlot. I fixed and repaired miles of barbed wire fence. I also put up and moved as needed, a few miles of electric fence. I ran a skid steer cleaning pens, cleaning a pond, and clearing out trees. I also assisted in the plumbing and cementing of three twelve-foot tire tanks to create a better water source for the cattle.

04/2020 to 10/2020
Firefighter Five Rivers Cattle, Llc Dalhart, TX,

Starting the end of April 2020, I started working for the USFS on a fire crew. During this job I learned many different things. For example, I learned of fire and its behavior and the many different effects a fire can have. I also learned the different uses of many kinds of hand tools. Throughout the job I worked hard alongside my co-workers. I was able to travel different places and work hard being able to help end the spread of each fire. Besides fighting fire, we were able to replace a pipeline on a mountain permit. I fixed/replaced different kinds of fencing. I was able to assist in digging/cutting fire line, dig and stir hot spots. I learned hose lays and ways to get water to the fire. I learned how to run and engine and water pump to pressurize the hose lays.

12/2020 to Current
Pen Rider Adams Hay Company City, STATE,

Upon ending my seasonal job for the forest service, I was able to return home and start doing what I love most. I was hired to ride and train a handful of colts which I have had a considerably amount of time doing. Starting in December I returned to the Hatton Feedlot. My duties include riding through each pen of cattle and checking their health. I sort the sick out horseback and take to the chute and doctor as necessary. After being doctored I return cattle to pens. I also run a skid steer cleaning pens and moving hay. I check each water tank each day making sure the cattle have adequate water. I fix the tanks as needed. I also check a couple hundred mother cows as they are starting to calve and help them when needed. I am able to sort and weigh the cattle as I receive and/or ship out the cattle.

Education and Training
Expected in 01/2020
High School Diploma:
Millard High School - Fillmore, UT

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School Attended

  • Millard High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Ranch Hand
  • Feedlot
  • Firefighter
  • Pen Rider


  • High School Diploma

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