ranch hand resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Talented Ranch Hand offering years of expertise in caring for livestock and maintaining a property. Resourceful in recognizing illness in animals and taking proper precautions quickly. Proficient in performing preventive maintenance on fences, property and equipment. Experienced in animal husbandry and willing to learning new skills.

  • San Luis Obispo County 4-H Ambassador
  • Parkfield 4-H President
  • Parkfield 4-H Secretary
  • FFA County SAE Finalist
  • Supreme Champion Grade Heifer at Jackpot Shows
  • First Place Cattle Showmanship
  • Supreme Champion Bull Salinas Valley Fair
  • Reserve Champion Carcass Steer
  • First Place Poultry Showmanship
  • Best in Show Poultry
  • Champion Market Broilers Salinas Valley Fair
  • First Place Rabbit Showmanship
  • Reserve of Show Rabbit California Mid State Fair
  • Champion Grade Dairy Heifer California Mid State Fair
  • First Place Dairy showman at Latah County Fair
  • Champion Dairy Heifer Virtual Livestock Show
  • American Quarter Horse Association Young Horse Development Program Recipient
  • Curren's Cows Scholarship Recipient
  • 4th Place County Cross Country Championship
  • 1st Place Women's finisher in Multiple 5ks
  • Deans List Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 University of Idaho
  • Honor Roll 4 Years of Highschool
  • Team Penning Champion Parkfield Rodeo
  • Polebending Champion Silver State International Rodeo
  • California Highschool Rodeo State Qualifer
  • JR American 7th Place Polebender
  • Parkfield Rodeo 2D Barrel Racing Champion
  • 6 Times Hall of Fame California Gymkhana Association
  • Breakaway Roping Third Place College Rodeo
  • Livestock Husbandry
  • Management Decisions
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Horsemanship skills
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Medications and Vaccinations
  • Equipment Operation
  • Time Management
  • Livestock Herding
  • Facility Repairs
  • Stall and Pen Cleaning
  • Livestock Health
  • Task Prioritization
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Work Well with Others
  • Equine Training
  • Land Management Practices
  • Livestock Transport
  • Recordkeeping
  • Pesticides and Herbicides
  • Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance
Work History
01/2016 to Current
Ranch Hand Fedex Cross Border Avenel, NJ,
  • Fed and checked water for cattle and horses
  • Doctored sick cattle
  • Took care of small livestock, goats, poultry, dogs etc
  • Branded calves
  • Broke and trained young horses
  • Roped calves
  • Fixed and checked fence
  • Bred cattle
  • Herded and sorted cattle
  • Worked and trained horses for cattle work and roping
  • Shoe horses
  • Yard care and maintenance
  • Hauling livestock
  • Maintained a registered herd of cattle and quarter horses
  • De-wormed and vaccinated livestock
  • Worked on Artificial inseminating horses and cows
  • Put out salt and mineral tubs
  • Raised meat rabbits and poultry for customers
  • Halter broke show calves
  • Other ranch chores
  • Repaired equipment and animal living spaces.
  • Maintained safety procedures and practices.
  • Maintained equipment and ranch structures.
  • Prepared horses for specific competitions or tasks.
  • Performed repairs and preventive maintenance on equipment and property.
  • Cared for livestock by regularly feeding and inspecting for illness and injuries.
  • Herded livestock using horses or ranch ATVs.
  • Assisted in birth of new livestock including pulling calves and assisting with lambing.
  • Maintained ranch records and documentation.
  • Scheduled farrier and vet appointments regularly.
  • Supervised guest safety during horse rides and interactions to provide safe and enjoyable ranch stays for guests of all ages.
01/2016 to Current
Cattle Rancher Self Employed City, STATE,

Raising beef cattle for seedstock, commercial and show cattle.

05/2019 to 03/2021
Cowboy Day Worker Smith Ranch City, STATE,
  • Gathered cattle on horseback
  • Sorted cattle
  • Roped and branded calves
  • Checked cattle for bad eyes
  • Checked fence on horseback
  • Loaded cattle trucks
  • Tacked up horses
01/2016 to 07/2020
Yard Maintenance Worker Porter Family City, STATE,
  • Maintained grounds, including trimming, weeding and general clean-up.
  • Mowed lawns using self-propelled mowers.
  • Collected and removed debris at job sites.
  • Operated landscaping equipment with focus on safety and machine longevity.
  • Trimmed around trees, flower beds and other yard features.
  • Stacked, loaded and unloaded materials to and from pallets, racks and shelves.
  • Demonstrated skilled use and maintenance of landscape tools and equipment.
  • Landscaped yards by planting flowers, grass, trees and bushes.
  • Applied weed and pest control chemicals to lawns, protecting grass growth and improving appearance.
  • Transferred materials to designated areas using hand trucks, electric carts and wheelbarrows.
  • Monitored weekly and daily scheduled tasks to achieve desired workflow speed.
  • Applied chemicals to remove unwanted weeds and pests.
  • Illustrated landscaping skills by planting grass, flowers and shrubs.
  • Checked equipment for safety and functionality before operating.
Expected in 06/2020
High School Diploma:
Shandon High School - Shandon, CA

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School Attended

  • Shandon High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Ranch Hand
  • Cattle Rancher
  • Cowboy Day Worker
  • Yard Maintenance Worker


  • High School Diploma

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