PROFILES

Nolan Stone

JBS Fiver Rivers Kuner Feedlot is focused on "keeping good people" More...

PROFILES

Jerry Bohn

Jerry Bohn is the general manager of Pratt Feeders Inc.  More...

PROFILES

Roy Brown

Roy Brown is the CEO of Cattle Empire LLC. More...

PROFILES

Paul Cameron

Paul Cameron is the owner of Mesquite Cattle Feeders Inc. More...

  • CATTLE

    Pratt Feeders Inc. focuses on high-quality feeding and protecting their investment. Read More.

  • LAND

    The community where Paul Cameron lives is concerned with saving the Imperial Valley’s burrowing owl population. Read More.

  • COMMUNITY

    Jerry Bohn is a firm believer in being an ambassador of his feed yards and of the industry. Read More.

  • BUSINESS

    One feature of the JBS Five Rivers Kuner Feedlot in Colorado that helps General Manager Nolan Stone identify and promote talented people is its four operational departments: Mill, Cattle, Feed and Yard. Each department has a manager and often an assistant manager as well as a management trainee. Each department operates like the feedlot as a whole, with the same goals and operating objectives. Read More.

BUSINESS

One feature of the JBS Five Rivers Kuner Feedlot in Colorado that helps General Manager Nolan Stone identify and promote talented people is its four operational departments: Mill, Cattle, Feed and Yard. Each department has a manager and often an assistant manager as well as a management trainee. Each department operates like the feedlot as a whole, with the same goals and operating objectives. Read More.

BUSINESS

At JBS Five Rivers Kuner Feedlot in northeast Colorado, a great deal of emphasis is placed on finding the right people for every job; this is a message that is echoed throughout the company, starting with General Manager Nolan Stone. “People who want to make their mark: Those are the people we’re looking for.” Read More.

BUSINESS

To help their people move up the management chain, JBS Five Rivers Kuner Feedlot offers its own three-level leadership training program. They call it the Maritime Process because of the classes’ nautical acronyms: SHIP (Sustained Hiring Initiation Program), BOAT (Building Opportunities through Advanced Training) and PADLE (Program for the Accelerated Development of Leadership Excellence), the capstone course, for those who have been in the company for a while. Read More.

BUSINESS

To help monitor and measure the performance of his employees, JBS Five Rivers Kuner Feedlot in northeastern Colorado uses a system of lead activities and lag measures. The system, which also breaks down tasks to help the large operation run smoothly, comes from the FranklinCovey management model. Nolan Stone, Kuner’s general manager, offers average daily gain as an example. Read More.

BUSINESS

Nolan Stone, general manager of JBS Five Rivers Kuner Feedlot, has to fill a management team and a production team for a feedlot that operates about 80,000 head in northeast Colorado. For the first group, he looks for people with an education and some sort of experience.  Read More.

BUSINESS

In northeast Colorado, Kersey is a small town — population not quite 1500 — with a large feed yard: JBS Five Rivers Kuner Feedlot, which operates between 78,000 and 86,000 head. Read More.

COMMUNITY

Jerry Bohn is a firm believer in being an ambassador of his feed yards and of the industry. Read More.

CATTLE

Pratt Feeders Inc. focuses on high-quality feeding and protecting their investment. Read More.

CATTLE

Pratt Feeders focuses on sourcing and feeding high-quality cattle. Read More.

BUSINESS

General manager Jerry Bohn builds close working relationships with producers who feed their calves with him. Read More.

BUSINESS

Around 2003, Pratt Feeders Inc. underwent a “paradigm shift.” Read More.

CATTLE

At Cattle Empire LLC in Satanta, Kan., there’s an ongoing effort to improve animal welfare. Read More.

CATTLE

Roy Brown is focused on animal welfare throughout his 244,000-head capacity feed yards and his 54,000-head calf ranch.  Read More.

BUSINESS

Dave Sjeklocha, DVM, has helped make a number of changes to daily practices. Read More.

CATTLE

Cattle Empire LLC in Satanta, Kan., is in a category of its own among cattle feeders. Read More.

BUSINESS

Imagine a day-old calf: What could tug on the heartstrings more? Read More.

LAND

The community where Paul Cameron lives is concerned with saving the Imperial Valley’s burrowing owl population. Read More.

COMMUNITY

Paul Cameron sits on the boards of the Brawley Community Foundation and the Imperial Valley Community Foundation. Read More.

COMMUNITY

Paul Cameron was able to cooperate with his legislators although California tends to elect Democrats. Read More.

LAND

An informal group of feeders come together regularly to address issues that affect their business. Read More.

COMMUNITY

Today California’s Imperial Valley has about 400,000 cattle on feed — in terms of revenue production, they are the region’s predominant agricultural product. Read More.

BUSINESS

When Paul Cameron talks about the cattle feeding business, the word “proactive” comes up a lot. Read More.

COMMUNITY

Wulf Cattle started offering Breeding to Feeding to dairy producers. Read More.

CATTLE

Wulf Cattle saw how well the crossbred calves performed in the feedyard. Read More.