Cow Calf Ranch Manager

By Zac Wood

Job Description

A cow calf operation takes female cow that are able to breed. When the cows have babies (calf) you raise them for a little while and then sell them. You own a cow herd, then sell the calves that are produced. Cow-calf operations are the backbone of the beef industry and are made up mostly of smaller operations that own anywhere from 10 to 100 cows.

.http://thepioneerwoman.com/confessions/the-cow-calf-operation/

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What level of school is required to obtain the career? And Salary

High school diploma

One seasonal employee is hired a total of 1,000 hrs per year and is paid at the rate of $13.10/hr including employer’s share of payroll tax (USDA ERS) The total annual cost is $13,100 for the 200 cow ranch farm. The average labor cost per cow is estimated at $65.50.

https://extension.usu.edu/newsletters/files/uploads/2013_Budgets/CowCalf.pdf

Where can you work in the world/U.S. in this career?/Is their continuing professional development for this career?

Anywhere with good grass, a lot of land, and a market for calf’s. In most parts of the USA you can run this operation.


No, you run your own operation.

What do you find interesting about this career?/ Any other information you would like to include.

That you get to own cows. The cows have babies so you get to watch them grow.


Not at this moment.