PROFILES

Jeff George

Finney County Feedyard, Inc., near Garden City, Kansas, was founded in the early 1970s. More...

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...

  • CATTLE

    A Kansas feedyard focuses on receiving, mixing and storing their ingredients — creating improved efficiency throughout the operation. Read More.

  • LAND

    At Finney County Feedyard in Garden City, Kansas, they’ve helped streamline their operations simply by building a bigger pit to receive grain deliveries. 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

    It’s been said many times, by many managers: Employees make (or break) a business. Jeff George, managing partner at Finney County Feedyard in Garden City, Kansas, agrees. Read More.

BUSINESS

It’s been said many times, by many managers: Employees make (or break) a business. Jeff George, managing partner at Finney County Feedyard in Garden City, Kansas, agrees. Read More.

BUSINESS

Batching software keeps track of all the feed rations and the batches they make each day at Finney County Feedyard in Garden City, Kansas. Read More.

LAND

At Finney County Feedyard in Garden City, Kansas, they’ve helped streamline their operations simply by building a bigger pit to receive grain deliveries. Read More.

LAND

In 2012, Finney County Feedyard in Garden City, Kansas, started construction of a new mill, which has been operational for about two years now. Read More.

BUSINESS

Finney County Feedyard in Garden City, Kansas, was still feeding a lot of high-moisture corn when managing partner Jeff George arrived in 2008. Read More.

CATTLE

A Kansas feedyard focuses on receiving, mixing and storing their ingredients — creating improved efficiency throughout the operation. 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.