Tim Murphy, PhD, is the Cattle Empire Chief of Operations. Among many important responsibilities, Tim works closely with our feed yards to enhance our consistency in both feed production and feed management. Tim's job is to make sure that our cattle are given the proper recipe, or ration, for each stage of their lives. Each bite is specifically formulated to contain all the nutrients growing cattle need. In addition, Tim works closely with management and yard personnel to implement the growth enhancement technologies to optimize the timing of administration to achieve the most economical return on these technologies.
Our yards are located within 20 miles of each other which allows a highly coordinated and consistent ration for our cattle. The proximity of the yards and mills allows for our feed departments (or chefs) to provide back up for each other in the event of mechanical problems or ingredient supply issues.
Our feed trucks are organized by a computer inside the feed mill. This computer provides the truck driver with information on exactly which pen to take the feed as well as how much feed that pen should receive. Since the feed trucks have on-board scales, we know every animal is given the right food, at the right time, in the right amount, everyday.