Shining a Light on Cattle Feeders

WCFA members are doing great things on a daily basis. Raising cattle to provide one of the most protein and nutrient-dense foods in our diet is a big deal. But in today's world, it's often overlooked, undersold, misunderstood or worse. It's time to shine a light on the specific ways cattle feeders are doing things right, and doing them better today than ever. Our best practices are based on experience, backed by science, and implemented through technology.

But before all that, it starts with our humanity. See the human side of cattle feeding, and you'll see the obligation we feel to the cattle and environment we steward, and the customers we serve who want to feel confident about the beef they eat. We get it, and we want you to "get" us!

It Takes a Family

Easterday Ranches

How do the specialized roles at a feed yard combine to take great care of cattle? Like this. Pen riders. Bunk readers. A Renowned cattle handling expert. See how a team approach is the right ration for feeding excellence.

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People Make the Difference

Beef Northwest

When it comes to the family business the Wilsons have built, they look beyond flesh and blood. At Beef Northwest they know success is dependent on their crew, so they've created a culture where employees feel like family. Effort is valued and success is rewarded, so strong employee retention and operational continuity is a natural result.

Learn more about the people and programs at Beef Northwest. Follow along with them day to day at @beefnorthwest on Instagram.

Feeding the Local Economy

Para Livestock

Michael and Liz Para make cattle feeding fit right in the agriculturally-rich Othello area. Buying local cattle, feed stuffs, and using byproducts makes the local economic footprint of their small business, well, big.

Next Gen Feeding

C & G Cattle Co.

Get the 101 on cattle feeding from Othello feeder Camas Uebelacker. He and his wife Gretchen built their yard and their farm about ten years ago, and they're raising a young family on it today. Camas hosted the Washington Grown film crew to share more about how cattle are cared for at a feed yard with the public.

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Local Is As Local Does

Agri Beef

With cattle ranching, feeding and processing operations in Washington and throughout the northwest, Agri Beef is a leader in getting beef to hungry people. Utilizing local feed opportunities and providing exceptional cattle care is the focus at their feedyard near Moses Lake.