Meet Your ACFA Directors: Bob de Boer

Feedlot Business:
Monarch Feeders Ltd
Monarch AB

Time in Business: 36 years and going strong

Your Role at Monarch: I am a partner and I manage livestock purchases and sales

Biggest Challenge in Business: Keeping up with new technology

What made you become an AFCA Director? I joined ACFA after conversations with friends on the board and I wanted to contribute to the industry while staying current with the changing landscape.

Tell us a funny feedlot story: Most funny stories usually come at the expense of a fellow coworker. Stepping out of a rubber boot and face planting in a muddy pen, while trying to get it back without anyone noticing always rates near the top!

What makes Monarch unique? We are unique in that we have 10+ family members involved in the business and have managed to make it work.

Meet Your ACFA Directors: Kendra Donnelly


Korova Feeders Ltd., Acme

Rimrock Feeders Ltd., High River

Time in Business: 30 + years

Role: Financial Manager? We don’t define our titles.

Biggest Challenge: Labour

Funniest Feedlot Story: There are too many to choose from! Every day is a blast around here – we love working with our team

Why did you choose to become an ACFA Director:

  • To stay involved, and be connected and knowledgeable about the industry
  • To make some impact

What is innovative or unique about your operation:

We are family run and we are working to be 100% RCC and steel (no wood!). We also focus a lot on research and development.