Feed Lot

AUG 2018

Feedlots and cow/calf operations in the beef industry who feed 500 or more has annually on grains and concentrates; maintain 500 or more beef cows; backgrounder, stocker/grower, preconditioner; veterinarian, nutritionist, consultant

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at the last minute, transportation problems occur or other unfore- seen situations arise, but dedicated employees will have backup plans that keep these times limited and the effect minimized. Being Prepared Being Prepared is a choice made by employees who have their job as a priority and want to prove to management that they can take on more responsibility. Hiring the person that is the best fit for the job is hard to do and getting more difficult as fewer individuals want to work in the difficult conditions of a feed lot. Frankly, our industry is finding that we can teach many of the skills that are needed to be proficient in daily duties, but we're struggling to find people with the attitude needed to fit our desired company culture. Too often we find someone that has the right job fit and skills fit but we simply can't cope with their lack of dedication, inconsistent reliability, fluctuating level of effort and inat- tention to details. Here is a list of Personal Attri- butes* that take no talent, skills, experience or education to be a great employee. Being on Time Being on Time is the easiest and most essential part of the job, and one that an employee has complete control over. There are certainly times when child care falls through www.FEEDLOTMAGAZINE.com Looking for information? Come to Feed•Lot Magazine first. Search back issues and articles. Visit, feedlotmagazine.com MANAGEMENT BY DON TYLER, TYLER & ASSOCIATES *Adapted from Bill Gross, Idealab. Personal Attributes That Require No Talent 24 FEED•LOT August 2018

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