Managing a feedyard is second nature to Shane Guest. The general manager of Wheeler Land and Livestock, out of Wheeler, Texas, grew up around feedyards as a kid and has managed a ranch and worked in a vet clinic. So working with cattle comes easy for him. Working with people, however, can be a little more challenging.
Three years ago, Guest decided to try a program to help him build management skills for the people side of his workday. The 24,000-head-capacity feedyard has 24 full-time employees, including office and yard staff.
Wheeler Land and Livestock is a large ...