Michael Archibald is the general manager of Deseret Cattle and Timber in Wewahitchka, Florida. Michael has 12 years of experience working in all aspects of feedlot management. This includes five years as the general manager of Deseret Cattle Feeders in Satanta, Kansas. He became the general manager of Deseret Cattle and Timber in 2015. Michael’s experience makes him an advocate for good cattle handling, having seen how it improves animal health and performance as well as worker safety.
In 2014 Michael chaired the animal welfare and handling committee for Deseret ranches. Previous experience with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, HACCP, and BQA served as a starting point from which the committee developed a standardized program that fits all regions and management preferences at all Deseret ranches.
Michael graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Brigham Young University—Idaho and with a master’s of business administration from Northwest Nazarene University.