Cattle and Horse Ranch in Manitoba, Canada

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  • Last activity: 07/02/2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We are a large working cattle ranch in Manitoba Canada. We spend our days working cattle, horses and putting up feed for the coming winter.
    We raise all our own feeds for livestock and spend the summer putting up hay, fixing fence, and checking pastures on horse back or moving cattle herds.
    We also will find time to see other events in the area and let you experience what the area has to offer.
    This is what we will be doing over the spring/summer/fall seasons:
    May/June - Calving cows and moving to summer pastures, sorting pairs on horse back, processing and loading on trailers to be moved out. Seeding crops of Canola, Wheat and Barley.
    Last week of June- attend a large Country Music Festival
    July/Aug - Make hay and haul in, check pastures for sick animals and move cattle herds on to new grass.
    Sept/Oct - Harvest crops, move cattle herds on to new grass
    Oct/Nov- Bring cattle herds back from summer pastures to winter grounds at the home yard.
    If you want to experience something new happening every day, this is the place, you will not get bored as everything is living and is changing as the seasons change. You will need a lot of energy to keep up with us, but it will be worth the experience.
    We also have a spot for a guy that loves to run a chainsaw, as we have some fence lines that need trees removed from them.
    We also will not take couples, as one will love what we do here on the Ranch and the other will not, and the result will be that we lose both if they need to move on.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn skills on horse back that you will not get anywhere else, like learning to sort pairs, bring cattle out of pasture to be treated and riding a reining horse that loves to work with cattle. Learn what it means to grow your own healthy food.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    You need to have a good work ethic as our motto is volunteer and play hard!! We will not ask you to do anything that we would not do ourselves. Feed chickens, join us with our daily tasks. Ride our horses anytime, and help with cattle. Our days are full of experiences of ranch life. The girls will be required to help Carla with cooking and cleaning up after a meal, the guys will be working with Randy and doing big machinery work and fencing with a power saw.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have just renovated the loft of our hip roofed barn, the real feeling of being a ranch hand, except the beds are soft. Meals will be at the main house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Will provide a vehicle that they can use locally to visit the sites and friends that they will make.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours per day 5 days a week

Host ref number: 845299365975

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