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ERIC Number: ED044498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 90
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Competencies Needed by Livestock Sale Barn Employees.
Reidel, Wallace Franklin, Jr.
To determine the competencies needed by managers, assistant managers, and auctioneers in the livestock auction sale business and to determine the implications for educational programs, a questionnaire of 20 competencies compiled from a survey of livestock auction businesses was sent to every livestock auction sale barn listed with the Iowa Department of Agriculture. An analysis of the returned questionnaires indicated that competencies most needed are: (1) knowledge of current markets, (2) familiarity with market outlets, (3) understanding of bookkeeping procedures, (4) ability to properly use scales, (5) ability to get along with people, (6) ability to identify quality livestock, (7) ability to manage money, (8) understanding the proper care and handling of livestock, (9) ability to be a community leader, and (10) mechanical ability. The results show, however, that all 20 of the identified competencies are needed in the livestock sale business, and these competencies should influence the content of instructional programs preparing students for these occupations. This M.S. thesis was submitted to Iowa State University. (GB)
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