Beef Buzz News
Oklahoma Stocker Operator Jim Hollenbeck Says Performance Beef Helping Him Succeed
Thu, 11 Nov 2021 08:06:47 CST
For the last two years, Hollenbeck Cattle Co., run by Jim Hollenbeck and his wife, have been using Performance Beef to manage their stocker operation in Jay, Okla. Today, Hollenbeck continues the conversation with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Senior Farm and Ranch Director Ron Hays about Performance Beef, a cattle management software is an easy-to-use technology to simplify feeding, performance and health data records for cattle producers.
Ron Hays Beef Buzzes with Jim Hollenbeck about Performance Beef
“It makes our life simpler and easier,” Hollenbeck said. “It is really accurate in all the information that it gathers. It is easy for the guys who work for us to input the information into the system because it (connects via) Bluetooth to your (device).”
Two years ago, the Hollenbecks were looking to improve recordkeeping on the ranch when they saw the Performance Beef booth at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention and trade show. After deciding to try the software, he said he and his wife are glad that they did.
He admits that he was hesitant because of the thought of implementing it sounded complicated.
“It probably sounds more complicated than it is,” Hollenbeck said. “It takes a little while to be able to learn the system, but it is not as complicated as I was afraid as it would be.”
He said it was not complicated to integrate the software within his operation and today, utilizing it is second nature.
“We have scales on our feed trucks, so basically we had to figure out a way to (send) information from our scale (via Bluetooth) to our (devices),” Hollenbeck said. “That was pretty well all (the software) needed as far as being able to capture all of our data.”
Hollenbeck said he hopes Performance Beef helps him and his wife be better managers by looking at what we have done in the past and helping predict the future.
Click on the LISTEN BAR below to hear more from Ron Hays and Jim Hollenbeck as they talk more about how Performance Beef: Cattle Management Software has helped Hollenbeck Cattle Co.
The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network and is a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today’s show and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.
right-click to download mp3
WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI
Merck Rolling Out Innovative Products for Beef Cattle Producers Fri, 03 Dec 2021 10:58:19 CST
Greg Hanes Talks Fiscal Year 2022 for the Cattlemen's Beef Board Thu, 02 Dec 2021 11:27:54 CST
How the CBB Turned a COVID-19 Year into an Opportunity for U.S. Beef Wed, 01 Dec 2021 10:40:05 CST
National Livestock Announces a New Brand is Joining Its Family: 1931 Legacy Ranch Tue, 30 Nov 2021 10:37:06 CST
National Livestock's Robert York Excited Cattle Markets are Doing Better Mon, 29 Nov 2021 12:45:25 CST
Cattle Producers Have Higher Cattle Prices to be Thankful for Thu, 25 Nov 2021 12:02:12 CST
Don Close Expects Smaller US Beef Cow Herd in 2022 Wed, 24 Nov 2021 08:06:48 CST
USMEF's Dan Halstrom Says Weakened Global Supply Chain is Stifling Meat Exports Tue, 23 Nov 2021 15:44:03 CST
2022 Cattle Market Forecasts Point to Higher Prices and Higher Break-Evens Mon, 22 Nov 2021 10:36:03 CST
Third-quarter Packer Participation Data Coming Out of 75% Plan Disappointing Fri, 19 Nov 2021 10:59:38 CST
NCBA's Ethan Lane on The Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act Thu, 18 Nov 2021 10:02:32 CST
In America's Heartland, You Cannot Beat Nebraska Cattle Prices Says Derrell Peel Wed, 17 Nov 2021 09:46:45 CST
Fed-Cattle Markets are Current for the First Time in About Two Years Tue, 16 Nov 2021 10:47:18 CST
Upcoming Cattlemen's Congress 2022 is Ready for You Mon, 15 Nov 2021 09:58:12 CST
Entries Are Open for the 2022 Cattlemen's Congress Coming to Oklahoma City January 1-16 Fri, 12 Nov 2021 07:27:15 CST
Oklahoma Stocker Operator Jim Hollenbeck Says Performance Beef Helping Him Succeed Thu, 11 Nov 2021 08:06:53 CST
Hollenbeck Cattle Co. Utilizes Performance Beef to Simplify Their Backgrounding Operation Record Keeping Wed, 10 Nov 2021 07:32:19 CST
Kelli Payne Talks Cattle Prices After Yesterday's Steep Rise Tue, 09 Nov 2021 11:03:13 CST
Rick Machen Believes Comprehensive Data Helps Cattle Producers Succeed Mon, 08 Nov 2021 08:15:44 CST
NCBA's Colin Woodall and Scott Yager on Cattle Industry's Sustainability Goals Fri, 05 Nov 2021 09:53:01 CDT
Tom Fanning Contrasts Cash Trade vs. Negotiated Grid Pricing Thu, 04 Nov 2021 10:11:14 CDT
Glynn Tonsor Talks October Meat Demand Monitor Numbers Wed, 03 Nov 2021 13:26:26 CDT
Don Close Worries About Mandated Cash Cattle Trade Tue, 02 Nov 2021 10:56:21 CDT
Rabo AgriFinance's Don Close on Labor Shortages in Packing Industry Mon, 01 Nov 2021 11:29:09 CDT
Beef Packers Struggle to Find Labor Force Fri, 29 Oct 2021 10:26:16 CDT
NCBA's Jerry Bohn Says There is No Doubt 75% Plan has Increased Negotiated Trade Thu, 28 Oct 2021 18:12:55 CDT
Randy Blach Convinced Free Market Will Serve Cattle Producers Best Wed, 27 Oct 2021 10:40:31 CDT
CattleFax CEO Randy Blach Says Inflated Prices are Here to Stay Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:22:48 CDT
Derrell Peel Says Latest Cattle on Feed Report is Slightly Friendly for the Cattle Industry Mon, 25 Oct 2021 10:03:24 CDT
Labor Shortages are the Root Cause of Stagnant Cattle Prices Says Justin Benavidez Fri, 22 Oct 2021 13:14:11 CDT
Texas AgriLife Economist Justin Benavidez Says 75% Measuring Improvement in Negotiated Trade Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:50:53 CDT
Beef Prices Likely Will Not Rise Anymore as Consumers Deal with Inflation Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:06:13 CDT
OSU's Derrell Peel Says Winter Wheat Pasture is Especially Valuable This Year Tue, 19 Oct 2021 10:55:09 CDT
Curbing Methane Outputs Could Be a Win for Producers and Consumers Mon, 18 Oct 2021 21:30:23 CDT
NCBA’s Kent Bacus Hopeful Biden Administration Will Pursue Deals Beneficial to US Beef Producers Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:08:11 EDT