FARM JOB: LILLOOET, BC – Spray Creek Ranch, Ranch Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 16, 2019

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Spray Creek Ranch in Lillooet, BC is looking for Ranch Hand for the 2019 season! 

ABOUT SPRAY CREEK RANCH

Spray Creek Ranch is a regenerative organic farm in the rain shadow of British Columbia’s Coast Mountains in the Northern St’at’imc Territory, 15 km south of Lillooet.  This is an area of incredible natural diversity, with lush red cedar and cottonwood growing only a few hundred metres from shrivelled prickly pear cactus and sagebrush.  The farm is bordered by the mighty Fraser River on the east, and on the west we are flanked by a dramatic and rugged cliff and endless forested mountains.  We raise cattle, pigs and poultry and operate a growing on-farm abattoir, and we sell our meats at farmers’ markets and restaurants throughout the Sea to Sky.

Our farming philosophy is rooted in several schools of thought within regenerative agriculture.  We use tools from management intensive grazing, holistic management, permaculture, agroecology and more.  We have been influenced by the work & writings of Darren Doherty & Lisa Heenan, Allan Savory, Jim Gerrish, Greg Judy, Kathy Voth, Allan Nation, Joel Salatin, Bill Mollison and Masanobu Fukuoka among many others.  We are BC Certified Organic and Animal Welfare Approved.

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Desired Qualities

Experience in agriculture is a must, and educational background in the trades, ecology, agriculture or forestry is an asset. Applicant must have a driver’s licence valid in BC and be prepared for physical labour in the outdoors in all conditions.  Our staff are involved in all aspects of the challenging work of running a diversified agroecological farm, from birth to plate.

Job Tasks

Responsibilities include:

  • feed and tend cattle, pigs and poultry
  • work with wheel-line, handset and big gun irrigation
  • operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment
  • build and maintain farm structures and fencing
  • assist in slaughter, butchery and packaging of meat

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Job Details

Term: March 4 – November 15, 2019

Weekly hours: Full time seasonal, 4 – 10 hours per day, 6 days/week.

Wage: Wage is $15/hr, negotiable based on experience and skills, with additional end-of-season bonus and profit sharing, plus product discount.

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To Apply

Online application form, cover letter or introduction video, resume or CV.
Learn more and apply at https://spraycreek.ca/2019/01/12/ranch-hand-2019/

Learn more about Spray Creek Ranch

Website: spraycreek.ca/

Facebook: facebook.com/spraycreekranch/

Instagram: @spraycreekranch

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