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A Dream Comes True

Growing up in Canyon, Texas, Scott Keeling knew cattle feeding would be his future.

Todd Wilkinson

Redstone Feeders LLC operates near De Smet, SD. In addition to growing corn and soybeans, they feed cattle in an environmentally friendly zero-runoff operation, where most of their cattle stay out of the elements under two monoslope finishing barns.

Poky Feeders focuses on communication and employee needs

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. “People working for us today have different needs and wants than people I employed 20 years ago,” he says. “It doesn’t all revolve around salary. They’re looking for more of a home.”