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November 11, 2009   Email to Friend 

'ON THE JOB' VISITS MAZE FARMS, HENRY CATTLE CO.
Darryal Ray
(334) 613-4187
November 11, 2009

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Maze Farms in Blount County and Henry Cattle Company in Montgomery County will be featured in Sunday's episode of On The Job, the Alabama Public Television program that showcases often overlooked career and educational opportunities in the state.

In the first segment, host Bobby Jon Drinkard takes viewers to Snead where Dennis Maze and son Jeff operate one of the state's most successful broiler farms. Dennis Maze is a member of the Alabama Farmers Federation's state board, and Jeff is a member of the State Young Farmers Committee.

The segment takes a look at the computer technology utilized on the modern broiler farm, as well as the arrival of thousands of baby chicks.

Next, the On The Job team goes to Pintlala for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the daily duties at Garry and Garrett Henry's beef production farm. Garry Henry is also a member of the Federation's state board. Drinkard and the On The Job team looked at proper procedures of administering medication, along with the importance of proper identification tagging procedures and the weighing process before the animals leave the farm. The segment will also contain a small clip of the Autuagaville Beef Producer's sale.

The program will air Sunday, 12:30 p.m., on the APT network. It will also air on NBC affiliate WSFA-TV's digital station of 12.2 on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 9:30 p.m. The show can also be viewed from Facebook or downloaded from iTunes (type "on the job" in the respective search engines). The show can also be viewed in its entirety at www.OnTheJobTV.org after Nov. 15.


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