PROFILES

Joe Morgan

Poky Feeders is a 73,000-head commercial feedyard; the company also has a hog division and ranching operations, both leased and owned, in seven states More...

PROFILES

Terry Klopfenstein

Terry Klopfenstein, UNL professor emeritus of ruminant nutrition, has run the Feedlot Management internship program for 26 years. More...

PROFILES

Lee Borck

In the 1980s, Lee Borck started the Beef Marketing Group because central Kansans were earning less for their cattle than western Kansans. More...

PROFILES

Heather Donley

Director of Quality Assurance More...

  • CATTLE

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s (UNL) Feedyard Management Internship program, which trains students to become leaders in the feedlot industry, fills two missions, says Terry Klopfenstein, UNL professor emeritus of ruminant nutrition. Read More.

  • LAND

    The sustainability category of Progressive Beef, the quality management system at the 19 feedyards of Beef Marketing Group (BMG), has two parts. Read More.

  • COMMUNITY

    Having worked at Poky Feeders, a 73,000-head commercial feedyard in Scott City, Kan., since 1985, general manager Joe Morgan has seen changes, including what motivates the people he hires. Read More.

  • BUSINESS

    Joe Morgan, the general manager of Poky Feeders, a 73,000-head feedyard in Scott City, Kan., places a high priority on finding employees who are willing to go the extra mile in their work. Read More.

BUSINESS

Joe Morgan, the general manager of Poky Feeders, a 73,000-head feedyard in Scott City, Kan., places a high priority on finding employees who are willing to go the extra mile in their work. Read More.

BUSINESS

At Poky Feeders, a 73,000-head commercial feedyard in Scott City, Kan., general manager Joe Morgan is a firm believer in recognizing and rewarding straight-up hard work and has created a bonus program for all employees. Read More.

COMMUNITY

Having worked at Poky Feeders, a 73,000-head commercial feedyard in Scott City, Kan., since 1985, general manager Joe Morgan has seen changes, including what motivates the people he hires. Read More.

BUSINESS

At Poky Feeders, a 73,000-head commercial feedyard in Scott City, Kan., quarterly meetings keep the lines of communication open and give employees a chance to raise any issues they might be having at work. Read More.

BUSINESS

When Joe Morgan started at Poky Feeders in 1985, there were 11,000 head on feed. Read More.

CATTLE

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s (UNL) Feedyard Management Internship program, which trains students to become leaders in the feedlot industry, fills two missions, says Terry Klopfenstein, UNL professor emeritus of ruminant nutrition. Read More.

BUSINESS

Admission to the the University of Nebraska’s (UNL) Feedyard Management Internship is not based on grades. Read More.

CATTLE

There are three parts to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s (UNL) Feedyard Management Internship. Read More.

BUSINESS

When Terry Klopfenstein, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) professor emeritus of ruminant nutrition, came to Nebraska in 1965, he worked with students to coordinate their summer internships at feedyards. Read More.

COMMUNITY

Nebraska is home to some 1.8 million head of beef cows, according to the Nebraska Beef Council — not surprisingly, since it’s nearly ideal cattle country. Read More.

CATTLE

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, they are helping ensure feedyards have an educated, prepared workforce. Read More.

COMMUNITY

When Beef Marketing Group (BMG) launched their Progressive Beef program 13 years ago, their immediate goal was to improve food safety in their member feedyards, and therefore in the resulting beef products. Read More.

CATTLE

When Beef Marketing Group (BMG) started their Progressive Beef program across its member feedyards 13 years ago, the focus was on improving food safety. Read More.

BUSINESS

Today, Beef Marketing Group (BMG) markets some 600,000 head of cattle a year from 19 member yards in Kansas and Nebraska. Read More.

CATTLE

When the feedyard members of the marketing coop Beef Marketing Group (BMG) agreed to market their cattle together every year, they quickly saw the advantage of trying to bring some standardization to the cattle they were selling, even though they were coming from different feedyards with different backgrounds and conditions. Read More.

BUSINESS

Once the member feedyards of Beef Marketing Group (BMG) had agreed to market their cattle together, the next step was to develop a relationship with one packer, rather than gather bids every week. Read More.

CATTLE

In the 1980s, Lee Borck noticed a problem: Feedyards in central Kansas were getting fifty cents a hundredweight less for their cattle than western Kansas feedyards. Read More.

BUSINESS

One unique aspect of the Progressive Beef program, which is a quality management system in the feedyards of Beef Marketing Group (BMG), is that much of it is scored; it is primarily a points-based system. Read More.

LAND

The sustainability category of Progressive Beef, the quality management system at the 19 feedyards of Beef Marketing Group (BMG), has two parts. Read More.

CATTLE

A major category of Progressive Beef, the quality management system of Beef Marketing Group (BMG) — a coop of 19 feedyards in Kansas and Nebraska — is animal handling and welfare. Read More.

BUSINESS

The multifaceted Progressive Beef system at Beef Marketing Group (BMG), a coop of 19 feedyards in Kansas and Nebraska, was developed through BMG’s advisory board of experts in conjunction with the demands of their customers. Read More.

CATTLE

In the 1990s, food safety was a major concern for the beef industry. Read More.

CATTLE

A major category of Progressive Beef, the quality management system of Beef Marketing Group (BMG) — a coop of 19 feedyards in Kansas and Nebraska — is animal handling and welfare. Read More.

COMMUNITY

Since opening in 2008, Kansas Ethanol, LLC, has sought to be a member of the community in Lyons, Kansas. Of course, the first thing they did was create jobs. Read More.