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Five Rivers Cattle Feeding

Feedlot Management Intern

May - July 2021 • LaSalle, CO

What I liked

I enjoyed the atmosphere and the people that I encountered while at the yard. If you are willing to work hard and have an open mind to learning, it is easy to find people willing to show you the ropes. The work environment is constantly changing and provides a day-to-day challenge that is exciting.

What I wish was different

"Ask and you shall receive (as long as you've worked to earn it)" is a good motto I learned while at the feedlot, and one that I respect greatly. However, some of the experiences, such as spending time with the staff veterinarian, nutritionists, and with yard managers discussing topics like marketing and management styles, might work best to be scheduled in as during rotations. (Just as an individual day for each thing, rather than multiple weeks like the departments are scheduled.)

Advice

Lend a hand in every opportunity and task that arises, even if you haven't necessarily been asked to do something. Taking initiative will go a long way.
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feed mill intern

May - August 2020 • Dalhart, TX

What I liked

I liked how everyday there was something different to do. I didn't have the same task day in day out.

What I wish was different

I would have liked a little more money, and for the intern coordinator to have gotten back to me a lot sooner so I would have known what items to bring with me.

Advice

don't be afraid of asking for what you want. if you want to stay in one specific location or aspect of a feed lot make sure you communicate that with your supervisors or intern coordinator.
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Feedlot Intern

May - July 2018 • Hartley, TX

What I liked

I like that Five Rivers is a people-orriented company; they take care of their full time employees and they take care of their interns. I also liked the pace of the internship; this is not a job sitting in front of a computer or doing busy work pushing papers. This is a hands-on internship where the intern is trained in all of the day-to-day tasks of feedlot operations, but is also afforded the chance to work one-on-one with each manager on-site in applicable tasks.

What I wish was different

The only item that could have improved this internship for me was having a prior working knowledge of the Spanish language. Bilingualism is a huge asset in production agricultural settings.

Advice

One thing about this internship: Know that you will work. One thing I hear from anyone in the company is that it takes a pasion for cattle feeding to stick with this internship and make a career out of it, which is 100 percent true.
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Feedyard intern

May - August 2019 • Texhoma, OK

What I liked

Five Rivers is a family based company. From my first day I knew I was in good hands. Every person I worked with went to great lengths to show me everything I needed to know.

What I wish was different

Being a long ways away from my hometown was the hardest thing, but I wouldn’t change anything about my overall experience.

Advice

What you put into this internship is what you will get out of it. Work hard everyday and it will pay off!
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