USA Feedyard was started
in October of 1997 by a group of cattle feeders to provide a commercial
feedyard that would be the best in the business. Since that time we have had a few changes in
ownership but it is still owned by cattle feeders for cattle feeders. We have averaged over 93% of capacity since
we started in business. The feedyard is
managed by Jeff Purvines, who is also one of the owners, who has managed
feedyards for over 35 years. He has as
much experience as anyone in the business.
The staff is also very experienced including; Dave Christain, Cattle
Foreman 35 years, Johnny Mofett, Yard
Foreman 25 years, Ramon Garcia, Bunk Reader 25 years, Manuel Balderrama, Mill
Foreman 30 years, and Cathy Boone, Office Manager 35 years. Besides these people we have many long term
employees who have worked here for many years, including several cowboys who
have been here for over 30 years.
We try to make our program
fit the individual cattle feeders. We
finance cattle with proper equity, we partner with customers, and we pasture
cattle with and for customers. We help
the cattle feeder buy cattle to feed, contract the cattle when fat, advise
which method of selling the cattle makes the most sense at that time. We can buy grain and commodities for the
customer, run projections on potential cattle to feed and help with you tax
planning. We sell our cattle to five
different and distinct packers located in 7 different locations. We handle all types of cattle. We have Native cattle, Sale Barn cattle,
Mexican cattle and Holsteins. We are
equipped to handle all weights including stressed cattle. We have a great deal of experience with small
calf fed Holsteins. Many of our pens are
designed to feed calf fed Holsteins. If
you can explain it, we can probably do it.
We maintain the facilities
to a high level of readiness. We have
five loaders to continuously clean the pens and keep things in good order. We are prepared for a bad winter and hot
summer. We have many innovative ideas and
procedures that give us a great reputation.