Our History

Working Together to Grow Your Business


Dean Cluck Feedyard, Inc. began as a family business and today our principles remain the same. We are passionate about our work and we encourage our employees to take ownership of their daily tasks. We know that our customers have a choice in cattle feeding suppliers. That’s why we believe in working together to grow your business.

It first began in the 1960s and early 70s, and cattle feeding on the High Plains is now a major supplier of high-quality beef for consumers worldwide. Industry dynamics are changing and the cattle feeding sector is adapting to those changes. But the basics remain the same-quality feed, quality cattle care, and a low-stress feedyard environment are just as important now as they were in the beginning.

It’s been said a well-run feedyard is the most boring place on earth. An on-site feed mill ensures fresh and high-quality feed and pen riders ensure all health issues are promptly addressed. Well-fed, healthy cattle produce quality beef, and that’s the end game.

Employee training is an ongoing and essential part of making a feedyard run smoothly. Beef Quality Assurance principles are the foundation sessions.

The processing barn is one of the first stops for newly-arrived cattle. Here, they’re prepared for their stay in the feedyard, ensuring that they get the best start possible. Low-stress cattle handling techniques can help. Calm cattle go on feed faster and respond better to vaccines and antibiotics. Dean Cluck Feedyard uses a computerized sorting system that weighs each animal and measures its frame size, then sorts the cattle into pens and calculates a likely out date.

Low-Stress Cattle

Low-stress cattle handling tactics are just as important when riding pens as when working cattle through a chute. By understanding flight zones, balance points and cattle behavior, pen riders can more effectively deliver healthcare services to cattle.

Our Team

Sid Sawyer

Vice President/General Manager

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