Focused Agriculture Operations Manager with 30+ years experience in goal and efficiency driven production management. Extensive experience in beef cattle production, marketing, equine management, swine farrow to finish operations, poultry laying operations and field crops including grains, hay production, cotton production and edible crops. Accomplished manager of staff with emphasis on team building and employee empowerment. Innovative and resourceful during crisis and adaptable to change.
General Manager - 9000+ head commercial cow/calf operation divided among 11 ranch divisions. In addition, managed a 3000 head heifer development operation, a 6000 head terminal precondition operation, and a 400 head bull program. Planned, organized and developed goals of the beef cattle program including purchasing of herd sires and developed marketing strategies of all terminal steers and heifers. Managed rangeland and forage production. Evaluated and purchased all herbicides. Managed 1550 head horse program from breeding, foaling, training and distribution of horses throughout the agency. Planned, organized and developed goals of horse program. Created policies and procedures to effectively implement beef cattle and horse programs. Developed specifications for inputs and capital equipment utilized in these programs. Developed plans to manage resources during drought in order to prevent herd reductions or liquidations. Directly responsible for the hiring of all staff involved in these programs. Beef Quality Assurance Certified.
General Manager -pork production operation that included 2500 farrowing operation and thirteen finishing floors that produced 35,000 to 40,000 finished hogs per year. Coordinated all slaughter shipments to agency processing plant and scheduled slaughter checks. Evaluated and purchased all herd sires from SPF certified facilities in Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas. Developed research projects with UTMB Children's Nutritional Research Center and USDA. Managed 350,000 bird laying operation. Purchased all replacement chicks and scheduled flock termination shipments. Managed two feed mill facilities responsible for all feed rations utilized within agency. Planned, organized and developed goals of these operations. Developed policy and procedures involved in all activities of these operations. Developed and approved specifications of all inputs and capital equipment utilized in these operations. Directly responsible for hiring all staff. Pork Quality Assurance Certified.
Managed farming and livestock operations at Pack I and II, Ferguson, and Ellis. Farm acreage totaled 7000, 4500, and 18,000 acres respectively. Operations included field crops, edible crops, beef cattle, swine, horses, poultry and mechanical shop operations. Supervised approximately 10-15 employees at each facility. Managed budgets, expenditures, outside and inside sells and cost analysis reports. Purchased inputs for each enterprise. Responsible for institutional security of agriculture operations. Coordinated access to facilities of outside agencies and private companies to maintain security protocols and accountability of unit security integrity.
Livestock Supervisor at Retrieve and Ellis farms. Responsible for management of beef cattle, swine, poultry(laying and broilers) horses, and tracking dogs. Managed all pasture management, nutritional requirements and livestock selection and culling. Directly involved in marketing of cull and non replacement cattle. Supervised 3-10 employees and responsible for inmate security.
Assistant livestock supervisor at Ellis and Eastham dairies. Assisted in milking, treatment, feeding and breeding of dairy cattle on a 200 head and an 1200 head dairy respectively. Supervised inmate labor force and prison security protocols.
Correctional officer at the Eastham Farm near Lovelady, Texas. Responsible for prison security operations in assigned areas of compound .
Attended SHSU from 1978 to 1983 while working for TDCJ. Completed approximately 90 hours before being transfered to a farm at Angleton, Texas
Beef Quality Assurance Certified
Pork Quality Assurance Certified
Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course
Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
World Pork Expo
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