Top Cowboy Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Cowboy. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Cowboy resumes they appeared on. For example, 33.6% of Cowboy resumes contained Milk Cows as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Cowboy actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Cowboy resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Milk Cows

high Demand
Here's how Milk Cows is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Milk Cows* Deliver Calves* Administer Medications* Give immunizations* Scrape Barns/Proper Manure Management* EZ Cow Software
  • Milk cows, clean and fumigate barns, stalls, and pens, and sterilize milking machines and equipment.
  • Milk cows, feed calves, also keep the barn clean and do chores before and after milking.
  • Milk cows, Feed Calves, Herding, Administered Vaccines, Delivered Calves, Monitor Calve History
  • Job duties: Milk cows, scrapping, driving tractor, and maintain equipment and buildings.
  • Milk cows, feed cattle, operate equipment and all duties associated with a dairy farm.

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2. Customer Service

high Demand
Here's how Customer Service is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Continue to expand and build upon customer service skills that are so very important in the workplace.
  • Assisted servers, trained new employees, and maintained a high level of efficiency in customer service
  • Provided excellent customer service to ensure customers received the best quality tree care.
  • Operated branch office and added new dial-up clients and answered customer service concerns.
  • Maintain high level of customer service to secure and retain business clientele.
  • Provided customer service with a courteous and positive attitude.
  • Provided prompt, professional and non-judgmental customer service to general public.
  • Maintain focus on providingoutstanding customer service.
  • Retail sales, extended warrantysales, customer service.
  • Answered incoming calls Provided great customer service.
  • Lead Server Assisted with training new hires Executed action plans given by management to ensure sale and customer service goals were met

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3. Ranch Equipment

high Demand
Here's how Ranch Equipment is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Helped manage cattle ranch * Repaired fences * Cut and baled hay * Repaired farm and ranch equipment
  • Expanded product lines to meet market needs including drilling rigs and farm and ranch equipment.
  • Performed maintenance and upkeep of ranch equipment and facilities including landscaping.
  • Operated, repaired, and maintained various ranch equipment and performed other duties associated with a large working ranch in South Texas
  • General ranch duties - Calving - Feeding cattle - Operating farm/ranch equipment (tractor, bale bed pick-up, etc.)
  • General ranch duties - Fencing - Haying - Operating farm/ranch equipment (tractor, hydro-swing, baler, etc.)

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4. Heavy Equipment

high Demand
Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Oil, lubricants, and grease checked daily with heavy equipment, trucks, and other machinery.
  • Operated heavy equipment for this position.
  • Operated Heavy equipment Farmed and irrigation Doctored cattle and calved out cattle Helped with reproduction and semen collection
  • Operated Tractors and heavy equipment* Performed maintenance on mowers and vehicles* Snow plow experience
  • Managed long hours of physical labor and displayed responsibility with operating heavy equipment.
  • Milk Cows/Fed and Watered Livestock* Fence and Building Maintenance* Skid loader/Tractor/Heavy Equipment Experience

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5. All-Terrain Vehicle

high Demand
Here's how All-Terrain Vehicle is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Patrol grazing lands on horseback or using all-terrain vehicles.

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6. OSU Alumni

high Demand
Here's how OSU Alumni is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Raised over $10,000 for the Oklahoma State University Foundation Made cold calls to OSU alumni asking for generous donations for scholarships

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7. Food Preparation

high Demand
Here's how Food Preparation is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Assist in the line of cooking when and whereneeded in all aspects of food preparation.

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8. General Maintenance

high Demand
Here's how General Maintenance is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Performed general maintenance on dairy facilities and maintained sanitary conditions in all dairy facilities.
  • General maintenance and upkeep of animal facility.
  • Perform general maintenance to facilities and equipment.
  • Maintain cleanliness and general maintenance of barns.
  • General maintenance of building and breeding facilities, including welding and upkeep of confinement stalls.
  • Truck and ranch equipment general maintenance

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9. Doctor Cattle

high Demand
Here's how Doctor Cattle is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Rope and doctor cattle out in the fields.
  • Feed, process, doctor cattle.
  • Ride pins, doctor cattle, maintenance around feed yard, operations of tractors loaders vehicles skidsteer.

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10. Daily Operations

high Demand
Here's how Daily Operations is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Implemented QuickBooks for accounting and payroll to streamline daily operations.
  • Time management and critical thinking were essential skills demonstrated through daily operations.
  • Maintained daily operations as well as physical care of property
  • Operated a verity of equipment in daily operations.
  • Work cattle* Repair Windmills* Maintain daily operations
  • Managed the daily operations of the ranch animals that included feeding, diet and exercise maintenance and regular breeding of animals.

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11. Oversaw

average Demand
Here's how Oversaw is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Owned, operated and oversaw all aspects of running this busy restaurant.

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12. Farm Equipment

average Demand
Here's how Farm Equipment is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Exercise and train horses-Move cattle from pasture to pasture*Maintain Ranch Property-Fix fence-Run farm equipment-Built Barn
  • Maintained Hog confinements Operated large farm equipment Assisted in producing and harvesting crops
  • Assisted in forage production and harvest- Operation/repair/maintenance of farm equipment ranging from JD6410-JD8335
  • Maintained aesthetics of farm equipment and vehicles ensuring long usability.
  • Cleaned and washed farm equipment-Cut hay-Collected and stored animal feed- Repaired equipment
  • Gained mechanical knowledge of farm equipment and machinery.

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13. Staff Members

average Demand
Here's how Staff Members is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Provide excellent customer service, an excellent ability to multi-task, communicate appropriately and effectively to other staff members, etc.

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14. High Volume

average Demand
Here's how High Volume is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Managed a high volume of inbound calls while maintaining excellent daily performance and customer satisfaction.
  • Communicate in a polite and friendly manner Demonstrate quality service in a high volume restaurant Handle money transactions

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15. Animal Health

average Demand
Here's how Animal Health is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • General operations- Feeding, animal health, pasture health, etc.
  • Oversee diary cattle in confined pens and control environment for animal health and safety.

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16. Phone Calls

average Demand
Here's how Phone Calls is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Answered telephone calls and responded to inquiries.

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17. Preventative Maintenance

average Demand
Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Performed preventative maintenance on heavy equipment, tractor-trailer semi-trucks, and vehicles.
  • Performed daily maintenance and seasonal preventative maintenance on tractors and farm equipment.
  • Maintained tractor operations, preventative maintenance on all farm machinery.
  • Assist customers on electronic machine operations and preventative maintenance measures.
  • Conduct routine and preventative maintenance and large agricultural vehicles.
  • Performed preventative maintenance including changing fluids and repairing tires.

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18. Customer Orders

average Demand
Here's how Customer Orders is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Cashier, Waitress-Fulfilled customer orders efficiently-Assisted customers with their questions, comments, or concerns-Balanced a cash drawer-Served food to customers
  • Pick Items for Customer Orders Certified Order Picker Lift Driver

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19. Data Entry

average Demand
Here's how Data Entry is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Input data entry into computer system for records.

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20. Repair Equipment

average Demand
Here's how Repair Equipment is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Utilized automotive maintenance skills to maintain and repair equipment.
  • Raise Livestock (beef, swine, poultry)- Operate and repair equipment- Manage daily activities involving grounds maintenance
  • Inspect, maintain, and repair equipment, machinery, buildings, pens, yards, and fences.
  • Inspect, maintain, and repair equipment, machinery, buildings, pens, yards, and fences.
  • Repair equipment: tractors, spray units, small motors, weed abatement units and water wells.
  • Feed animals, paint, make hay, transfer animals, repair equipment, and check fence

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21. Water Supplies

low Demand
Here's how Water Supplies is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Attended to all aspects of care for the animals such as food and water supplies, bandaging, and medication.
  • Feed and water newborn and growing calves; and monitor food and water supplies.
  • Maintained facilities such as fencing water supplies, and outdoor housing and wind shelters.
  • Fed and watered lambs, sheep and pigs, monitored food and water supplies.
  • Give food and water to livestock; and monitor food and water supplies.
  • Managed a wide range of responsibilities throughout the ranch that included monitoring food and water supplies for all livestock.

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22. Physical Characteristics

low Demand
Here's how Physical Characteristics is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Examined animals to detect illness, injury or disease as well as check physical characteristics such as rate of weight gain.
  • Examined livestock to detect illness, injury, and to check physical characteristics, such as rate of weight gain.
  • Examine animals to detect illness, injury, or disease, and to check physical characteristics.
  • Examine animals to detect illness, injury or disease and to check physical characteristics, such as rate of weight gain.
  • Examine animals to detect illness, injury, or disease, and to check physical characteristics.
  • Examlned animals to detect illness, injury, or disease, and to check physical characteristics,such as weight gain.

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23. Drive Trucks

low Demand
Here's how Drive Trucks is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Drive trucks, tractors, and other equipment to distribute to feed livestock.
  • Drive trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment and material.
  • Drive trucks in order to pick up incoming livestock or to transport livestock to designated auction.
  • Load agricultural products into trucks, and drive trucks to market or storage facilities.
  • Drive trucks to haul tools and equipment for on-site repair of large machinery.
  • Drive trucks, tractors, and other equipment to distribute feed to animals.

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24. Medical Treatment

low Demand
Here's how Medical Treatment is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Provide medical treatment, such as administering medications and vaccinations.
  • Provide medical treatment, such as administrating medications and vaccinations.
  • Provided medical treatment and administered medications as needed.
  • Provide medical treatment, such as administering medications and vaccinations, or arrange for veterinarians to provide more extensive treatment.
  • Administered all medical treatment for both cattle and horses.
  • Help feed baby calves and provided medical treatments.

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25. Detect Illness

low Demand
Here's how Detect Illness is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Observe animals' physical conditions to detect illness or unhealthy conditions requiring medical care.
  • Examine animals to detect illness, injury, or disease.
  • Examine animals to detect illness, injury or disease.
  • Observe horses' physical conditions to detect illness.
  • Examined animals to detect illness, injury, or disease and report to supervisor.
  • Examine animals to detect illness, injury, or disease.

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26. Water Livestock

low Demand
Here's how Water Livestock is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Feed and water livestock, install and fix fences, animal chores on weekends, etc.
  • Fed and water livestock as well as herd and tended to them.
  • Feed and water livestock; and monitor food and water supplies.
  • Feed and water livestock; and monitor food and water supplies.
  • Feed and water livestock, manual labor, clean up
  • Feed and water livestock daily for each individual animal, while following instructions for each animal.

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27. ST

low Demand
Here's how ST is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • General Manager/Director of Wines: utilizing guest service management and food and beverage management techniques for a profitable hospitality operation.
  • Direct customer and supplier interaction resulted in increased sales, more efficient installation and effective repairs.
  • Delivered accurate inventory counts to meet customer demands and sustain operations more efficiently.
  • Supervised the administration of reports ensuring compliance with regulatory and health code requirements.
  • Assisted customers with returning merchandise and efficiently processed and posted returned merchandise.
  • Verified customer's information including income information and signatures.
  • Streamlined the business operations with efficient daily/weekly organization.
  • Transported customers to and from predetermined destinations.
  • Delivered exceptional friendly and fast service.
  • Resolved guest complaints quickly and effectively.
  • Provided basic sales training for associates, with instruction on initial contact for new potential clients and retention of existing clients.
  • Maintained clean and organized workstations, optimizing operations for all employees and allowing customers to easily locate resources and products.
  • Provided dessert and beverage preparation and ensure all dishes present well and are to order before serving promptly to guests.
  • Played a lead sales role in building relationships with customers within the community as well as larger commercial catering accounts.
  • Provided customers with bond information, and informed customers on proper procedures to post bond in each individual case.
  • Order picking for the staging of orders for next day deliveries and transfers for other branches of the company.
  • Developed unique ways to impact students through facets, such as, horseback riding, hunting, and fishing.
  • Tend to suites on game days and also follow through with normal kitchen chores such as stocking and cleaning.
  • Helped raise and sold pastured-poultry by building pens and transportation crates, as well as raising beef cattle.
  • Managed attention to suite holders during game days and provide flexible coverage during the semester(s).

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28. Fat Cattle

low Demand
Here's how Fat Cattle is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Ride pens and pulled sick cattle, doctored sick cattle, rounded up and shipped fat cattle
  • Ride pens Doctor Ship fat cattle Manage chronic pens and railer cattle Process and revac

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29. Customer Interactions

low Demand
Here's how Customer Interactions is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Maintained friendly and professional customer interactions.

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30. Acre Ranch

low Demand
Here's how Acre Ranch is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Care of cattle and horses on remote 600,000 + acre Ranch.
  • Worked on crew to reduce fire risk on 2,600 acre ranch so property owner could qualify for state subsidy.
  • Maintained a secure environment, of the property of the employer, which was a 1753 acre ranch.
  • Managed and supervised the summer hay crew, hiring and firing employees as needed for the 500-acre ranch.
  • Start at first barn ad take other horses out to specified separated pastures in a 40 acre ranch.
  • Managed the land and cattle for a 700 acre ranch- Led a group of anywhere from 2-5 workers

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31. Extensive Treatment

low Demand
Here's how Extensive Treatment is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Provide medical treatment, such as administering medications and vaccinations; or arrange for veterinarians to provide more extensive treatment.

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32. Equipment Operation

low Demand
Here's how Equipment Operation is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Worked as a laborer, some mechanical experience, heavy equipment operations- designated grain cart operator
  • Skilled in communication, critical thinking, mechanics and equipment operation.
  • Demonstrated milking process and equipment operation to all workers.
  • General farm-labor, heavy-equipment operations.
  • Farm equipment operations and maintenance.
  • Take care of variety of tasks that are required of ranch hand - Feeding, Irrigating, and Heavy Equipment Operation.

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33. People

low Demand
Here's how People is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Maintained the store clean and picked up after people would leave, prepared the store every morning before customers came in.
  • Compile financial records.. Reroute calls to appropriate people and answer inquiries about company.
  • People skills Care giving Vitals Charting
  • Work with a variety of people via multiple communications channels.
  • Mount and lead out trail rides of up to 25 people at a time.

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34. Crowd Control

low Demand
Here's how Crowd Control is used in Cowboy jobs:
  • Monitor for crowd control to provide for safe event experience.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Cowboy

Milk Cows38.8%
Customer Service23.2%
Ranch Equipment4.3%
Heavy Equipment3.3%
All-Terrain Vehicle3.1%
OSU Alumni2.8%
Food Preparation2.6%
General Maintenance2.6%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Cowboy

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Milk Cows
Milk Cows
33.6%
33.6%
2
2
Customer Service
Customer Service
20.1%
20.1%
3
3
Ranch Equipment
Ranch Equipment
3.8%
3.8%
4
4
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
2.9%
2.9%
5
5
All-Terrain Vehicle
All-Terrain Vehicle
2.6%
2.6%
6
6
OSU Alumni
OSU Alumni
2.4%
2.4%
7
7
Food Preparation
Food Preparation
2.2%
2.2%
8
8
General Maintenance
General Maintenance
2.2%
2.2%
9
9
Doctor Cattle
Doctor Cattle
2%
2%
10
10
Daily Operations
Daily Operations
1.8%
1.8%
11
11
Oversaw
Oversaw
1.5%
1.5%
12
12
Farm Equipment
Farm Equipment
1.3%
1.3%
13
13
Staff Members
Staff Members
1.3%
1.3%
14
14
High Volume
High Volume
1.3%
1.3%
15
15
Animal Health
Animal Health
1.3%
1.3%
16
16
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
1.3%
1.3%
17
17
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
1.3%
1.3%
18
18
Customer Orders
Customer Orders
1.3%
1.3%
19
19
Data Entry
Data Entry
1.1%
1.1%
20
20
Repair Equipment
Repair Equipment
1.1%
1.1%
21
21
Water Supplies
Water Supplies
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
Physical Characteristics
Physical Characteristics
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Drive Trucks
Drive Trucks
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Medical Treatment
Medical Treatment
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Detect Illness
Detect Illness
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
Water Livestock
Water Livestock
1.1%
1.1%
27
27
ST
ST
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Fat Cattle
Fat Cattle
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
Customer Interactions
Customer Interactions
0.9%
0.9%
30
30
Acre Ranch
Acre Ranch
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
Extensive Treatment
Extensive Treatment
0.9%
0.9%
32
32
Equipment Operation
Equipment Operation
0.9%
0.9%
33
33
People
People
0.9%
0.9%
34
34
Crowd Control
Crowd Control
0.7%
0.7%

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