LOOKING FOR COWHANDS
THOSE WILLING TO INQUIRE THROUGHOUT THE AREA
You will help along the long drive as you drive the cattle to the open range. You will need to know how to count the heads, how to herd and drive the cattle, and how to protect the cattle throughout the day and the night. A typical day includes waking up early to get the cattle moving and to take the head count. You then continue to drive them until the sun goes down and you also have to set them up for the night.
You will be working throughout the country to get cattle to the railroads so they can be sold at the major markets. The major trail you will be using is the Chisholm Trail. Some challenges you might face while you are doing this job are that you'll be fighting off animals throughout the night (sometimes during the day), finding open range for the cattle to graze, and controlling them all very carefully. Some benefits of this job is the good pay, helping the beef industry, and getting some of the beef once it's butchered. Also you will get to travel all over the country.