Cargill Feedyard Recruitment
The UNL Feedyard Management Internship is a nationally renowned feedyard management training program, exclusive to UNL, which has been producing feedyard management and industry leaders since 1988. The internship trains students through comprehensive feedyard management classes and with real world experiences in high caliber feedyards. Consider the UNL Feedyard Management internship to gain a better understanding of the beef industry and start a feedyard management career today!
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[00:00:16.710]The internship program, the best part about it is
[00:00:19.150]you don't have to be born on a ranch.
[00:00:21.010]And then, work in a feed yard,
[00:00:22.930]and then do the internship program.
[00:00:24.380]You don't have to even have ever walked
[00:00:26.980]into a pen of cattle with cattle before,
[00:00:29.590]if you want to be in the internship program.
[00:00:31.960]Really this is about the only program of its kind
[00:00:35.800]that's very unique just to feed yards, and very specialized.
[00:00:39.470]I don't really know of any other programs like it.
[00:00:42.030]If you have a feed yard interest
[00:00:43.750]and you have a feed yard management career goal
[00:00:46.500]you should come to the University Nebraska,
[00:00:47.990]do our feed yard management internship program.
[00:00:50.200]We've had students from 15 to 20 other states
[00:00:54.790]and we've worked with approximately 50 feed yards,
[00:00:58.370]mostly from Nebraska, there's been a few out of state
[00:01:01.320]and approximately 175 interns
[00:01:03.580]that have completed the program over the last 20, 30 years.
[00:01:06.930]This is a great program and a great way
[00:01:08.410]for you to get into agriculture
[00:01:10.350]kind of get your foot in the door
[00:01:11.880]and learn a lot of skills that either you can continue
[00:01:13.880]on at the feed yard you're at, or take them somewhere else.
[00:01:16.190]After the internship, at least in the short term,
[00:01:18.400]I've agreed to continue working
[00:01:19.640]at Niewohner Feedyard, where I am right now.
[00:01:22.160]So, I'd like to continue in the feed yard industry for now.
[00:01:24.683]If you're interested all in feed lots,
[00:01:26.950]and working with feed lots for any part of your career
[00:01:30.150]it's definitely a good program to at least look into.
[00:01:33.130]But definitely going to help you in that regard
[00:01:35.550]not only learning the ins and outs of feedlots
[00:01:38.030]but making context definitely for your future career as well
[00:01:40.770]The program was set up really to be threefold.
[00:01:44.350]The first session, which is six weeks,
[00:01:46.500]is spent in class with us, and we cover all kinds
[00:01:49.210]of topics like nutrition, health, management,
[00:01:52.620]economics, environmental issues, and probably
[00:01:55.060]the most important aspect is personnel management.
[00:01:57.910]Then, they spend a four month period
[00:01:59.820]in a feed yard that we've set up
[00:02:01.960]that fits their needs and their goals.
[00:02:04.230]And then, they have some excellent work experiences,
[00:02:06.850]hopefully, doing all the jobs in the feed yard.
[00:02:09.030]And then, the last section's coming back
[00:02:10.850]on the campus for two weeks and they get to teach us.
[00:02:13.320]I'm really glad I decided to do this.
[00:02:15.160]To me, this internship provided a great opportunity
[00:02:17.680]to get experience in the feed yard.
[00:02:19.520]I've really enjoyed this program so far.
[00:02:22.190]Even if I wouldn't continue at the feed yard
[00:02:24.323]I think this would've been a super valuable experience.
[00:02:26.900]I've learned a lot of skills that I think can transfer
[00:02:28.990]to a lot of different areas in agriculture.
[00:02:31.600]What a tremendous opportunity to bring them in,
[00:02:34.620]get them some experience, let them decide
[00:02:37.060]if that's what they want to do.
[00:02:38.810]And then, I mean, there's a huge industry out there
[00:02:41.630]for them to go out, get a job and have a big impact in.
[00:02:45.550]That's probably one of the most rewarding parts of this is,
[00:02:48.890]you know, watching someone come, very little experience
[00:02:52.330]and then go be successful in the industry.
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