Students Persuade Career Profile Feedlot Manager Food badges: Production Holland Code: Persuade I do not believe there was ever a life more attractive than life on a cattle farm. Theodore Roosevelt Steven Buckle Leech Lake Feeders LTD (Buckle Farms est. 1888) In A Nutshell I oversee the day to day operation of a cattle feedlot I make sure that we’re set up to feed and raise our animals in the most efficient way possible I’m responsible for ensuring that our operation is a safe and healthy place for both our animals and employees Swipe Potential Salary Range $68,000 Annually Which provinces would this job be in? AB Alberta BC British Columbia MB Manitoba NS Nova Scotia ON Ontario PEI Prince Edward Island QC Quebec SK Saskwatchewan Some days, I spend the whole day outdoors working with a vet or helping move cattle. Other days are spent planning budgets and writing reports on the computer. It’s great to have that variation in my work. Workplace Indoor / Outdoor Job Requirements & Duties Make sure the feedlot is following safety standards for both humans and cattle Monitor the health of animals and call in vets when needed Write budgets and make sure the finances of the operation are in order Hire and train new employees and make sure they treat the animals well Go through numbers and determine whether the animals are growing at the rate they’re supposed to be based on feeding plans Make weekly and monthly plans for employees to follow based on the performance of the feedlot Education & Training A university degree in animal science or agribusiness would be valuable for this job 100all Job Outlook The predicted outlook for this job is fair to good; there will be approximately the same number of job openings as there are people to fill them. Related School Subjects Science Health Education Career Education What words come to mind when thinking about this career? Beef Livestock Farming Animals Cows Important Skills Critical Thinking I’m responsible for training new employees, and because our business is only as successful as our employees, I spend a lot of effort coaching them to be great workers Money Management As the manager, I’m responsible for overseeing the budgets of our operation. It helps to be financially savvy and understand how to work with money. Decision Making I have to take the lead and make some of the hard decisions for our company, like whether to bring a vet in to treat animals and whether to adjust our feed programs. It’s important to be comfortable making these decisions and trusting in yourself! Resilience Working with animals comes with challenges. It can be discouraging at times, but I have to be resilient enough to get back up and keep working. Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Working with Animals Working With A Team Has Business Perks Own Boss Similar Careers Livestock Farmer Livestock Groomer & Technician Helpful Links Infographic - Cattle Feeders Career Profile - Feedlot Manager YouTube - The Buldoc Family - Alberta, Canada Career Glossary Efficient Budget References What does a Cattle Feedlot Manager Do? (2019). Businesses - Canadian Industry Statistics. (2020). Disclaimer All career information has been gathered from a variety of sources and compiled to provide a general idea as to what each career could entail. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is committed to doing our best to ensure the information is current and reliable. However, we will not be liable for the accuracy of the information. Please contact us if you notice errors or would like to provide feedback.