Paul Cameron, owner of Mesquite Cattle Feeders Inc., in Brawley, Calif., is helping save the owl population in his community.
Jesse Larios, manager at Foster Feed Yard, knows the importance of staying involved in his local community. Through his involvement with groups such as 4-H and FFA, Jesse hopes to pass along his passion for agriculture to future generations.
Anne Burkholder, owner of Will Feed, Inc., in Cozad, Neb., always works to improve what she does at the yard. To that end, she has been, and remains, actively involved in BQA, first in Nebraska, and now at the national level too. She’s done a BQA feed yard assessment for several years, and last year, Will Feed became a Progressive Beef-certified feed yard as well.
For more than 50 years, Briggs Feed Yard has made land conservation a top responsibility. Their location high on a hill above the Blue River and on top of the Ogallala Aquifer means it’s especially crucial for them to protect their surrounding waters. They go above and beyond to protect this important water source.
The receiving process — one of the most important aspects of feeding cattle — provides the feedyard with the opportunity to start cattle correctly, with the goal of achieving the highest possible margin. All the decisions in the feedyard should be made with the idea of maximizing the health of the rumen and immune system of these cattle. To achieve maximized production, everyone in the feedyard must work as a team to improve the processing procedures for animal handling, feeding and health.