Feedlot Managers oversee daily operations of feed yards. They provide knowledge and support for heard nutrition, marketing, and environmental conditions for livestock in feedlots.
What responsibilities will I have?
- Ensure profitable operations of the feedlot to optimize feeding parameters
- Manage feedlot and appropriate safety standards and relations with employees, suppliers and customers
- Prepare short and long term operational plans supportive to the feedlot in conjunction with the General Manager
- Prepare budget and report operational and capital expenditure
- Report of weekly and monthly feedlot performance
- Repair and maintain equipment and structures as per agreed standard and program such as stock water, yards, buildings etc.
- Ensure that all health and safety standards are adhered to and that the working environment is clean, tidy and hygienic for all employees
- Manage efficient expenditure of allocated funds
- Ensure security of all assets including land, livestock produce and inventories
- Efficient and productive personnel management and assessment of staff
What education and training is required?
An associates degree in animal science, agricultural business.
To pursue a career as a Feedlot Manager:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, a focus on sciences such as animal science and biology, and mathematics.
Employed by food production companies, contract growers with integrated production facilities, or you may be self-employed.
Future Job Market/Outlook:
The future outlook for Feedlot Managers is projected to be fair to good.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations:
- National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
- American Society of Animal Science