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Alliance, NE

About The Ranch


Seidler Ranch, Inc. is a traditional cow/calf operation located on the western edge of the Sandhills.  The home place is located northeast of Alliance in Sheridan and Box Butte Counties. The ranch also consists of 10,000 acres by Merriman in Cherry County. Sandhills prairie and meadows make up the landscape of the Seidler Ranch. Calving begins in February for heifers and in March for Cows. Roger and Patty have developed a quality A.I. breeding program with a focus on docility. They also place tremendous value in stockmanship and in providing a high standard of care to their livestock.

Roger and Patty believe the future of family ranching depends on young people having the opportunity to learn and develop skills. They would like to provide that opportunity to someone who has an avid interest in ranching and look forward to contributing to an intern's experience and their future.

The Mentors

Roger and Patty Seidler

Roger and his wife Patty of 43 years own and operate Seidler Ranch. Roger has a lifelong background of ranching in the Sandhills and enjoys raising cattle. Roger also enjoys working with horses and sharing that interest with others. Patty hails from southwest Nebraska, she attended Nursing School in Alliance where she met Roger and was introduced to ranching. Roger and Patty work alongside each other in all aspects of their ranch operation. They value their family and enjoy going to visit them. They have one son Dustin and one daughter Trisha who both live and work off the ranch. They also have five grandchildren.

The Seidler's top goal is to develop a rotational grazing system at the home place and to remain profitable. 

The Intern


  • Daily livestock care: Moving cattle, monitoring cattle health, ensuring cattle have water, and staying within fences.

  • Assisting with artificial insemination of cattle.

  • Horsemanship

  • Rotational grazing implementation and pasture monitoring.

  • Assisting with putting up hay.

  • Ranch Infrastructure: Duties will include fencing, ranch repairs, and maintenance as needed.

  • Equipment: Operating equipment, equipment maintenance, and repairs.

Additional responsibilities as needed and as per request.

Horses are utilized as well as ATVs for daily ranch tasks. Roger and Patty are willing to teach an intern any aspect of the operation an intern wishes to learn including (QuickBooks & Cow Sense).

Desired Skills

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Honest

  • Good communicator and willing to ask questions

  • Some cattle experience preferred

  • Truly interested in learning and ranching

The Details

Length of Internship: 3 Months

Stipend: Seidler Ranch will pay a monthly stipend estimated at $2,100.00/month.

General work hours: The typical work week is 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Hours will vary depending on the season and activities. The regular day off is Sunday.

Housing and meals: Seidler Ranch provides shared housing at the home place with Roger and Patty. All utilities are included, a washer and dryer, and internet is available. Meals are provided and many times are shared together.

Vehicle: A vehicle will be provided for use on the ranch.

Living on the Seidler Ranch: The home place is located 18 miles from Alliance, NE.  Alliance has all basic amenities, including places to eat and drink, grocery stores, hotels, a health clinic, a vision clinic, a post office, and gas stations. Community events include the County fair and brandings.

Educational Activities: The intern will have the opportunity to attend select workshops and participate in various ranch tours.

The Sandhills Ranch Internship Program is currently applications for the 2024 season. Apply Now! Questions can be directed to KyLee Kime or call or text 308-340-2781.
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