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Warren Weibert, Feedyard Consultant with Decatur County Feed Yard, shares his family's story of building and developing a feedlot. Mr. Weibert focuses on the philosophy he took in 1980 to consciously work directly with ranchers on retained ownership of calves.

Warren's key take aways: You cannot manage what you do not measure, and people in the beef trade will have to focus on thoughtful, consistent delivery of predictable eating experience to our eventual consumer.


Grains are biological and susceptible to mold and decay. What happens when this happens?
Aspergillus flavus Infection of Corn
Wicklow and Donahue, 1984

What Do You Know About Aflatoxin?Being able to identify the possibility of aflatoxin is critical when it comes to grain being used for food and feed. This resource page is a starting point to staying on top of the issues and training your production staff.
Aspergillus ear rot. Photo credit: Iowa State University