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Feedlot Manager


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.


Typical Employers:

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
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