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Sound investments produce quality results.

Quality beef and a respected brand begin with the right tools and the right people. 

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    Today, Beef Marketing Group (BMG) markets some 600,000 head of cattle a year from 19 member yards in Kansas and Nebraska. Read More.

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    Once the member feedyards of Beef Marketing Group (BMG) had agreed to market their cattle together, the next step was to develop a relationship with one packer, rather than gather bids every week. Read More.

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    In the 1980s, Lee Borck noticed a problem: Feedyards in central Kansas were getting fifty cents a hundredweight less for their cattle than western Kansas feedyards. Read More.

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    One unique aspect of the Progressive Beef program, which is a quality management system in the feedyards of Beef Marketing Group (BMG), is that much of it is scored; it is primarily a points-based system. Read More.

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The multifaceted Progressive Beef system at Beef Marketing Group (BMG), a coop of 19 feedyards in Kansas and Nebraska, was developed through BMG’s advisory board of experts in conjunction with the demands of their customers. Read More.

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When the Beef Marketing Group (BMG), a vertically aligned marketing arrangement between 19 feed yards in Kansas and Nebraska, entered into a contractual relationship with Kansas Ethanol, LLC, both sides knew they shared a concern for environmental stewardship. Read More.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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“We believe the dairy side of the equation, particularly Jersey, brings high marbling and meat quality.” Read More.

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When Wulf Cattle started out in the 1950s, they focused on cattle feeding.  Read More.

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Once your calves’ basic needs are covered, the key to enabling them to perform to their genetic potential broadens. Read More.

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Anne Burkholder didn’t grow up farming. She met her husband in college and they returned to his Nebraska farm to start their life together. Read More.

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Cactus Feeders is now entirely owned by its employees, through their Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Read More.

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When Cactus Feeders decided to start an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), they initially sold their employees a minority share in the feed yard. Read More.

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Cactus Feeders is one of the beef industry’s most instantly recognizable names. Read More.

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Taking care of his environment is an essential part of what Mike Briggs does each day.  Read More.

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In everything he does, feed yard operator Mike Briggs keeps his focus on the end product. Read More.

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Jesse Larios has served as the manager of Foster Feed Yard, Brawley, CA, for the past 15 years, but the feedyard represents more than a job. Read More.

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A tireless advocate for the beef industry, Jesse Larios sets a shining example. Read More.