COMMUNITY

Communicating with neighbors, opening doors.

Feed yard employees cast a positive light on the cattle industry through personal relationships.

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    Having worked at Poky Feeders, a 73,000-head commercial feedyard in Scott City, Kan., since 1985, general manager Joe Morgan has seen changes, including what motivates the people he hires. Read More.

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    Nebraska is home to some 1.8 million head of beef cows, according to the Nebraska Beef Council — not surprisingly, since it’s nearly ideal cattle country. Read More.

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    When Beef Marketing Group (BMG) launched their Progressive Beef program 13 years ago, their immediate goal was to improve food safety in their member feedyards, and therefore in the resulting beef products. Read More.

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    Since opening in 2008, Kansas Ethanol, LLC, has sought to be a member of the community in Lyons, Kansas. Of course, the first thing they did was create jobs. Read More.

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In 1987, the Beef Marketing Group (BMG) was formed, based on the idea that people in the beef industry could build relationships on all sides of their segment, and these relationships could benefit all those involved. Read More.

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Adams emphasizes the importance of communication with all employees and maintains an open-door policy. “We’re trying to make this a family,” he says. He stresses this outlook to every new employee when he and Bill take him or her to lunch.  Read More.

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One result of the company’s focus on talent development was the creation of ADAMS University. The first of its three levels focuses on onboarding — making the process thorough and consistent. “We want to look at every job and create a curriculum,” Staples says.  Read More.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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Losing the trust of consumers is an issue that worries Anne Burkholder, owner of Will Feed, Inc., in Cozad, Neb. Read More.

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Winning back consumer trust was a major motivation for Anne Burkholder to start blogging. Read More.

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Cactus Feeders has a multi-pronged sustainability equation that guides their business: ‘People, Planet and Profit.’ Read More.

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Cactus Feeders started their Employee Stock Ownership Plan about 25 years ago. Read More.

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In southeast Nebraska, the Briggs Feed Yard sits just over a mile and a half from the growing town of Seward.  Read More.

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Despite the demands of keeping a modern feedyard running, Jesse Larios is actively involved in his community, especially with 4-H and FFA groups. Read More.