Cattle Procurement

Website Beef Northwest Feeders

Feedyard, Growyard, Ranching Operation

Position: Cattle Procurement

Location: Hermiston, OR

Travel: Extensive Travel Will be Required

Experience/Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or Business-related field is preferred.

Duties:

This position will be based out of a BNW Feedyard in the Hermiston Oregon area. The first 6-12 months most duties will be focused on feedyard activities and how feeder cattle procurement interacts with the yard and feedyard personnel.

  • Position reports directly to the Feedyard General Manager
  • Receiving and coordinating the receiving process of all feeder cattle into the Feedyard.
  • Communicating to Procurement all relevant information of incoming cattle
  • Classifying cattle by backgrounds, weights, types, and genders to build lots of like in kind cattle that will maximize Feedyard efficiencies and cattle performance
  • Coordinate information to the cattle manager for building processing regime’s
  • Cross train and understand the major moving parts within the feedyard
  • As skill sets increase, begin to travel to growyard and grass operations.
  • Coordinate with outside growers on operational concerns
  • Coordinate deliveries into and out of growers facilities
  • Communicate with Director of Procurement, Consulting Nutritionists, Consulting Veterinarians
  • Generate regular reports on status of grower activities.
  • Begin to learn basic cattle buying principles, and the business impacts of feeder cattle procurement

Skills:

  • Experience with Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, etc.), and modern IS solutions in ag systems
  • Ability to be a team player and work collaboratively with wide variety of individuals
  • Personable with good customer service skills, ability to network and build relationships
  • Strong organizational skills and keen eye for detail
  • Dedication and Passion for the Beef Industry
  • Ability to function in highly intense, at times stressful rapid situations
  • Commitment to a 12+ month long training program, and long term management track

Compensation: Competitive compensation program including: Salary (depending on experience), Annual Incentive Bonus Program, Health/Vision/Dental/Life Insurance, Paid Vacation, and 401k Program.

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Tagged as: cattle procurement, feedyard, growyard, management, management trainee

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Feedyard, Growyard, Ranching Operation

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