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Jill Van Der Wal 2 - Whats your operation like?
12019-08-25T18:45:26-07:00Valentine Cadieux0826c60623ca5f5c8c1eb72fc2e97084d0c44cf8613012:07- 4:15 What's your operation like? Crop Farm (500 acre of corn) –some to feed cattle Livestock Farm (Beef farm)plain2019-08-25T18:45:26-07:00YouTube2017-01-27T03:11:20.000ZxFGSaMQ4TNsFood and Society Video ProjectValentine Cadieux0826c60623ca5f5c8c1eb72fc2e97084d0c44cf8
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12019-08-25T19:05:53-07:00Jill VanDerWal all videos1Third-generation farmer Jill VanDerWal talks to Peter Shea on July 2012, for the Bat of Minerva, about the challenges and satisfactions of running a beef operation in Southwest Minnesota.plain2019-08-25T19:05:54-07:00The Minnesota Beef Council's website on the Weber VanDerWal feedyard: https://mnbeef.org/raising-beef/weber-vanderwal-feedyard The transcript of this interview here
0:00- 0:31 Introduction: Produced and Directed by Peter Shea Cattle and Crop Farmer in Sanborn, Minnesota 0:14- 2:05 Background of Jill VanDerWal How she started farming and life history of the cattle business 2:07- 4:15 What’s your operation like? Crop Farm (500 acre of corn) –some to feed cattle Livestock Farm (Beef farm) 4:15-9:29 Daily life at the Farm 7 days a week of consistent feed to cattles Cattle health and sanitation Maintenance 9:29-15:45 Working with Animals day after day Cattle breeding out problems (once in a while) Animal Protection and Personal Safety Cooperation and Experience 15:45- 22:36 Family Traditional Roles Hard to be good at something you are not passionate about Marketing Decisions Cattle Unpredictability 22:36- 25:54 Health Treatment and Nutrition Vaccine for Health Protection (really reduce illness with cattle) 25:54- 34:54 College Influence (How she got from college to working with cattle) Business Degree Job and Degree Gender Influences on jobs (family background information) 34:54-40:53 World before Farming (Business Job before farming) Doesn’t miss the corporate world World after Farming 41:00- 49:56 Kids Issue Attractions to kids taking over the cattle farm Pressure and Family Issues Farm may change over time Surroundings around Farm (huge trade-off) –quiet place 49:56-60:40 (End) Harvest (different each year because of the weather) Winter- more quiet and maintenance Spring- Shipping cattles and planting starts Fall- Cattle comes during this time Summer- Crop Checking, hay making and maintenance Weed Control Short-term animal seasons