Well if you are wondering, yes I did accept a job offer from JBS Five Rivers. At the end of May I will be moving to Dalhart, Texas to work as a Management Trainee in the cattle department at Coronado Feeders. Making a career decision was not easy. It is something many college graduates struggle with after a four-year investment. The Ranch Management program at TCU is very attractive, but I have a great opportunity to gain invaluable experience with the world’s largest cattle feeding operation. How can I pass that up?
So ya’ll had better stay tuned in because I will be giving you an inside look at life in a cattle feedyard in the Texas Panhandle. So how did you get your start in the cattle industry? Was it a way of life while growing up, your first job out of school, or does life’s road still have a few turns ahead? Share your story with my by email (email@example.com), on Facebook, or Twitter. –ARranchhand
CattleFact: As of January 1, 2010, the US had 11,008,000 cattle on feed, down 2% from 2009. 2,680,000 of those were in Texas feedlots. The USDA, NASS defines Cattle on feed as “animals being fed a ration of grain, silage, hay and/or protein supplement for slaughter market that are expected to produce a carcass that will grade select or better. It excludes cattle being “backgrounded only” for later sale as feeders or later placement in another feedlot.”