Stacylyn Snyder

Stacylyn Snyder

Cattle Buyer- Cargill

Location
Wyalusing, Pennsylvania (Scranton, Pennsylvania Area)
Industry
Food Production

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Stacylyn Snyder's Overview

Current
Past
  • Operations Manager at Provitello LLC
  • Livestock Specialist at Louis Berger Group
  • General Worker at Empire Livestock Markets
Education
Connections

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Stacylyn Snyder's Summary

Animal Science and Beef Production specialist with lifelong practical experience in animal husbandry practices. Varied, progressive agricultural business experience, both in the United States and overseas. Extensive knowledge and work experience in the cattle buying and meat processing sector of the beef industry.

Stacylyn Snyder's Experience

Cattle Buyer

Cargill

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Food Production industry

August 2011Present (3 years 2 months) Wyalusing, PA

Cargill beef processing plant consisting of harvest, fabrication, and ground beef/boxed beef operations. This plant processes up to 1800 head of cattle a day. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Purchase cattle best suited to fulfill current orders at a competitive price according to current set bids. Cattle are purchased from auction barns, buying stations, and direct from producers. Cattle purchased include cows, bulls, and fed steers/heifers
Utilize skills as a Kaizen Leader to organize and implement team efforts in Continuous Improvement projects throughout the plant
Maintain a working knowledge of all plant operations. This includes continuous involvement throughout each department of Harvest, Processing, Grinding, Shipping, Rendering and Quality Assurance
Within the Procurement department, perform vital processes including management of new cattle loads, payment of freight bills, reconciliation of daily cattle loads, and consistent contact with buyers and truck drivers throughout the day
Complete projects consisting of product yield studies and cost savings improvement utilizing results of studies. Current annual savings of $75,000 with above goal product yield tests
Acting Pens Supervisor, responsible for employee safety and implementing humane animal handling practices. Leader of pilot tests around animal handling and have implemented solutions for improved animal handling techniques
Acting Cattle Office Dispatcher, responsible for accurately recording each night’s cattle purchases and dispatching truck drivers to pick up designated loads of cattle

Operations Manager

Provitello LLC

January 2010February 2011 (1 year 2 months) Elba, NY

Automated feeding veal operation utilizing group housing for over 1,100 bull calves. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Public relations, consisting of communication and interaction with industry leaders, farmers, and the general public to dispel inaccuracies of the veal industry and uphold a positive image utilizing transparency
Engagement of farm operators and owners in procuring calves for purchase and maintaining positive relations between company and farms
Management of inventory and procurement of farm necessities such as calf feed, medications, and operating equipment/parts
Monitoring and management of herd health, consisting of daily health checks, diagnosis and treatment of animals
Formulation of group medication treatments, group supplements, and milk rations using Excel programs
Documenting and organizing calf origin, group treatments, group supplements, individual calf treatments, and feed consumption
Organization and scheduling of daily work for farm employees

Livestock Specialist

Louis Berger Group

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Civil Engineering industry

June 2009September 2009 (4 months) Baghdad, Iraq

Within the Inma Agribusiness Project, responsible for the following:

Introduction of improved technologies, animal management best practices, and production method techniques.
Designed and implemented animal health, animal selection, and animal handling training programs for Inma expatriate and local national field and functional staff.
Establishment of ancillary production schemes to supply feedlots, and the most effective means for organizing a healthy and reliable supply.
Member and key functional advisor on Veterinary Laboratory Technical Review Committee to enhance the animal health services of Iraq, in support of a $610,000 contract value
Supported multiple engagements with GFA (Geographical Focus Area) Coordinators and PRT (Provincial Reconstruction Teams) to facilitate implementation of the Inma Work Plan.
Developed and designed courseware for local national contracted training organization supporting Inma technical assistance for over 1,000 trainees.
Identification and pre-screening of grantees and monitoring their progress in the implementation of grant funded activities.

General Worker

Empire Livestock Markets

October 2008June 2009 (9 months) Central Bridge, NY

High volume live animal auction barn with sale days twice a week. Responsible for the following:

Registered and processed over 1,000 animals per week
Recorded key data during time of sale to ensure accurate transactions between auctioneer company and consignor
Weigh master, which includes calibrating machinery and measuring and recording live animal weight in compliance with New York State Agricultural Standards
Maintained New York State Sanitary Standards throughout facilities

Stacylyn Snyder's Certifications

  • BQA Certified

    • New York Beef Quality Assurance Program
  • DBQA Certified

    • New York Dairy Beef Quality Assurance Program
  • Master of Beef Advocacy (MBA) Certified

    • Beef Checkoff Program - Cattlemen's Beef Board
  • Continuous Improvement Green Belt Certification

    • Cargill
  • Kaizen Leader Certification

    • Cargill
  • Animal Handling Practices and Principles to Reduce Stress in Livestock

    • Cargill

Stacylyn Snyder's Education

State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.), Beef and Livestock Production

20072009

State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill

Associate of Science (A.S.), Animal Sciences

20052007

Stacylyn Snyder's Organizations

  • American National Cattlewomen

    Region 1 Representative-Animal Well Being Committee
  • Pennsylvania Cattlewomen

    President
  • National Beef Speakers Bureau

    Public Speaker/Advocate
  • American Angus Association

    Member

Stacylyn Snyder's Skills & Expertise

  1. Agriculture
  2. Agribusiness
  3. Transportation
  4. Microsoft Excel
  5. Quality Assurance
  6. Project Planning
  7. Microsoft Office
  8. Logistics
  9. Process Scheduler
  10. Management
  11. Cattle
  12. Cattle buyer
  13. Program Management
  14. Procurement
  15. Animal Husbandry
  16. Continuous Improvement

Stacylyn Snyder's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Volunteer Member

      Greenfield Township Volunteer Fire Company

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