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Why would a 23 year old kid be the most qualified in any industry for a high level job that requires as much hands on experience as our industry does? It seems odd to me. Anyone of you Canadians have any insight?

Standing out from the crowd - a fresh face in the feedlot industry
Debbie Olsen, Calgary Herald
Published: Sunday, November 30, 2008

Some people naturally stand out in a crowd: take Monica Langfield. At her new job as Assistant General Manager of Operations for Western Feedlots Ltd, she is the only female and the youngest person in the room, the attractive 23-year-old Australian woman is also the only Aussie at company and industry meetings. While standing out can be difficult, Langfield enjoys the opportunity to work at a job she loves in an industry she studied in university and in a country whose beef quality is second to none.

Like any dream job though, Langfield has had to make sacrifices to get where she is. Earlier this year, she left a comfortable job working in finance in her home country to come to Canada and search for employment. With an Honours degree in agriculture commerce and a lifetime of experience garnered from living on an Australian grain and sheep farm, she hoped to land a job in Alberta's agricultural industry. She never imagined that before the year was out she would be the Assistant General Manager of Operations for one of Canada's largest feedlot operators.

Established in 1958, Western Feedlots Ltd has feedlot sites in Strathmore, High River, and Mossleigh, Alberta with a combined total capacity of 100,000 cattle. Western also has 6200 acres of cropland that has traditionally been used to produce silage. Langfield's position as Assistant General Manager of Operations is multifaceted. She supervises the work of 37 men and three women in her department.
 

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ollie?":3lg82xoh said:
Why would a 23 year old kid be the most qualified in any industry for a high level job that requires as much hands on experience as our industry does? It seems odd to me. Anyone of you Canadians have any insight?

Standing out from the crowd - a fresh face in the feedlot industry
Debbie Olsen, Calgary Herald
Published: Sunday, November 30, 2008

Some people naturally stand out in a crowd: take Monica Langfield. At her new job as Assistant General Manager of Operations for Western Feedlots Ltd, she is the only female and the youngest person in the room, the attractive 23-year-old Australian woman is also the only Aussie at company and industry meetings. While standing out can be difficult, Langfield enjoys the opportunity to work at a job she loves in an industry she studied in university and in a country whose beef quality is second to none.

Like any dream job though, Langfield has had to make sacrifices to get where she is. Earlier this year, she left a comfortable job working in finance in her home country to come to Canada and search for employment. With an Honours degree in agriculture commerce and a lifetime of experience garnered from living on an Australian grain and sheep farm, she hoped to land a job in Alberta's agricultural industry. She never imagined that before the year was out she would be the Assistant General Manager of Operations for one of Canada's largest feedlot operators.

Established in 1958, Western Feedlots Ltd has feedlot sites in Strathmore, High River, and Mossleigh, Alberta with a combined total capacity of 100,000 cattle. Western also has 6200 acres of cropland that has traditionally been used to produce silage. Langfield's position as Assistant General Manager of Operations is multifaceted. She supervises the work of 37 men and three women in her department.

She probably has a very very high IQ (smart as a whip).
 

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ollie?":2mucemdj said:
Why would a 23 year old kid be the most qualified in any industry for a high level job that requires as much hands on experience as our industry does? It seems odd to me. Anyone of you Canadians have any insight?

Standing out from the crowd - a fresh face in the feedlot industry
Debbie Olsen, Calgary Herald
Published: Sunday, November 30, 2008

Some people naturally stand out in a crowd: take Monica Langfield. At her new job as Assistant General Manager of Operations for Western Feedlots Ltd, she is the only female and the youngest person in the room, the attractive 23-year-old Australian woman is also the only Aussie at company and industry meetings. While standing out can be difficult, Langfield enjoys the opportunity to work at a job she loves in an industry she studied in university and in a country whose beef quality is second to none.

Like any dream job though, Langfield has had to make sacrifices to get where she is. Earlier this year, she left a comfortable job working in finance in her home country to come to Canada and search for employment. With an Honours degree in agriculture commerce and a lifetime of experience garnered from living on an Australian grain and sheep farm, she hoped to land a job in Alberta's agricultural industry. She never imagined that before the year was out she would be the Assistant General Manager of Operations for one of Canada's largest feedlot operators.

Established in 1958, Western Feedlots Ltd has feedlot sites in Strathmore, High River, and Mossleigh, Alberta with a combined total capacity of 100,000 cattle. Western also has 6200 acres of cropland that has traditionally been used to produce silage. Langfield's position as Assistant General Manager of Operations is multifaceted. She supervises the work of 37 men and three women in her department.

Ollie, it looks like from her credentials that she may be qualified. I think credentials are most important, certainly more important than age.
 

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Just look at all the really experienced people running our country, a few twenty some odd years old folks might be just what we need.
 

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ollie?":t9wuknm8 said:
the attractive 23-year-old Australian woman

The owner must be from Uruguay..that should explain everything :mrgreen:

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