William Dennis Braswell,
Cattle Handling Facilities Enhancements
Grant Award: $3,000
Since he stopped growing tobacco in 2004, Mr. Braswell has been working to increase his cattle business by steadily growing his herd of Black Angus. To increase efficiency and productivity of his existing handling facilities, a computerized weigh system was added.
The weigh system consists of a platform, weigh bars and a scale analyzer to assist in data management of his current and future herds. A modern weigh system has already greatly contributed to the efficiency and productivity on the farm by decreasing the time, cost and effort of weighing cattle.
The system has also resulted in more accurate data collection, which is instrumental for making sound decisions that will effect overall performance and selling times for maximum profits.