For Todd Wilkinson, co-owner of Redstone Feeders LLC in De Smet, South Dakota, the next generation is constantly on his mind. Click here to read how Wilkinson is "feeding for the future".
Cattle feeding is a tough industry, as Lee Reeve, owner of Reeve Cattle Company, knows well. “This has always been a very competitive business,” Reeve says. “We’ve always tried to look for an edge and some synergies.
The beef industry faces the challenge of providing enough affordable beef to meet the nutritional requirements of an ever-growing global population. When best practices – such as growth technologies, parasite control and increased calving rates – are used, cattlemen achieve optimum productivity to balance environmental responsibility and economic viability.
At Foster Feed Yard, transparency is more than just a popular buzz-word, and Jesse Larios eagerly describes how the operation walks-the-walk. “The feedyard is a nutrient recycling enterprise,” Larios says. “Corn, wheat, alfalfa and sugar beets raised on Foster land are fed to the cattle to make protein for human consumption.”
Paul Cameron, owner of Mesquite Cattle Feeders Inc., in Brawley, Calif., is helping save the owl population in his community.