CN October November 2023 Vol. 62 Issue 6


2019 – Bill Foxley, Foxley Cattle Company, Omaha Bill Foxley’s Foxley Cattle Company originated in 1962 with a 15,000-head feedlot south of Omaha. By 1980, the company-owned inventory was a quarter of a million head in five feedlots in Nebraska, Colorado, Texas and Washington. In an inventive and resourceful measure, Foxley built the 65,000-head Bartlett feedlot with half-mile-long sheds over waste pits emptied to fertilize 10,000 acres of irrigated Sandhills corn.

2017 – Jeff Biegert, Midwest PMS, Shickley Jeff Biegert established a liquid feed manufacturing and cattle feeding company, Biegert Feeds, now known as Midwest PMS. The business has expanded into 10 manufacturing sites across Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Texas, Iowa and South Dakota. Biegert, owning extensive ranching properties throughout the Midwest, maintains ownership in Fort Kearney Feeders, a 58,000-head operation, and North Platte Feeders, an 82,000-head operation.

2016 – Bob Gottsch, Gottsch Cattle Co., Hastings and Elkhorn Bob Gottsch and his brother began feeding cattle on a leased lot, with Gottsch feeding other people’s cattle until he could afford to feed his own. He expanded his Elkhorn feedlot through the years and added a location in Red Cloud, where he eventually had 42,000 head. He partnered with Ken Morrison in a 40,000-head feedyard at Juniata, followed with a Kansas feedyard exceeding 50,000 head.

2014 – Roy Dinsdale, Dinsdale Brothers, Inc., Palmer Roy Dinsdale joined the family’s cattle operation at Palmer in 1948. Since that time, Roy has nurtured Dinsdale Brothers into a diverse company involved in cattle feeding, ranching, farming, banking and other ag-related businesses. Third- and fourth-generation Dinsdales now oversee the 75,000-head cattle operations in Colorado and Nebraska, while Roy continues a watchful eye on the Palmer feedyard.

2013 – Leo Timmerman, Timmerman & Sons Feeding Co., Inc., Springfield Leo Timmerman started farming with three milk cows and two dozen chickens, as Timmerman and his wife lived off the money from eggs and cream. During this time, he bought two or three head of cattle, then six more, then 25, eventually expanding into a successful career in the cattle feeding business. In 1945, he quit raising milk cows and chickens to purchase a feedyard in Omaha, serving as the foundation for his business. CONTINUED ON PAGE 12


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