Top 30 Cattle Feeders 1999

      
Cattle Buyers Weekly's (CBW) annual ranking of the top cattle feeding operations is based on one-time maximum capacity of yards that share common ownership and/or management. 

 

Company Name

One Time
 Capacity

Feedlots

1998 Marketings

Preferred Cattle Type

1

Cactus Feeders, Inc.  
Amarillo, Texas

460,000  

9

Confidential

English-Exotic,  
Muscled Cross

2

ContiGroup Cattle Feeding Division  
Boulder, Colo.

425,000

6

975,000 estimate

Predictable Performers  

3

ConAgra Cattle Feeding Co.  
Greeley, Colo.

345,000

4

820,000

High Quality Beefy  
English-Exotic Cross

4

Caprock Industries  
Amarillo, Texas

285,000

4

600,000 estimate

English-Exotic Cross

5

National Farms, Inc.  
Kansas City, Mo.

274,000

7

Confidential

High Grading Steer

6

J. R. Simplot Company  
Boise, Idaho

260,000

3

Confidential

Mixed

7

Cattlco/Liberal Feeders  
Memphis, Tenn.

235,000

5

Confidential

Northern Steer

8

Friona Industries L.P.  
Amarillo, Texas

230,000

5

375,000

Commercial Calves  
and Yearlings

9

Agri-Beef Company  
Boise, Idaho

180,000

6

Confidential

Angus, Choice

10

AzTx Cattle Company  
Hereford, Texas

172,000

4

Confidential

English Cross, Okies

11

Irsik & Doll  
Cimarron, Kan.

170,000

6

Confidential

All Types

12

Hitch Enterprises, Inc.  
Guymon, Okla.

160,000

3

290,000

Yearling Steer & Heifer

13

Four States Feedyards  
Lamar, Colo.

139,000

5

Confidential

All Types

14

Barrett Crofoot, Inc.  
Hereford, Texas

135,000

3

Confidential

No. 1 Type

15

Gottschalk Feeding Corporation  
Elkhorn, Neb.

130,000

3

312,777

Charolais/Angus,  
English Breed

16

Dinklage Feedyards, Inc.  
Sidney, Neb.

120,000

6

Confidential

Quality English Cross

 

Harris Feeding Company  
Coalinga, Calif.

120,000

2

206,000

English, English Cross

18

Pratt Feeders, Inc.  
Pratt, Kan.

115,000

4

180,000

English-Exotic Cross

19

Brookover Companies  
Garden City, Kan.

110,000

3

Confidential

Quality Cross

20

Cattle Empire LLC.  
Satanta, Kan.

108,000

3

169,910

Lightweight (450-550 lbs.)  
English & Crossbred Calves

21

McElhaney Cattle Company  
Wellton, Ariz.

105,000

1

103,745

Crossbred, Mexican,  
Holstein

22

Adams Land & Cattle Company  
Broken Bow, Neb.

102,000

1

180,000

Angus-Exotic Cross

23

Pinal Feeding Company  
Goodyear, Ariz.

100,000

3

90,000

Crossbred

24

Bar-G Feedyard  
Hereford, Texas

95,000

1

Confidential

No. 1 Okie, Exotic

 

Timmerman & Sons Feeding Co.  
Springfield, Neb.

95,000

7

210,000

Superior Quality  
80% Choice

26

Bartlett Cattle Company  
Kansas City, Mo.

90,000

2

160,000

Quality, Predictable  
Hedgeable Cattle

27

Texas Beef Group  
Amarillo, Texas

80,000

2

200,000

No. 1 Okie

28

Brandt Company  
Brawley, Calif.

70,000

1

Confidential

Calf-Fed Holstein

29

Bovina Feeders  
Farwell, Texas

65,000

2

90,000

Exotic, English

30

Foxley Cattle Company  
La Jolla, Calif.

60,000

1

100,000

Mixed Breed

   

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