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Welcome to the Iowa Custom Cattle Feeders Directory 

Iowa ranks fourth nationally in the number of cattle and calves on feed. Custom feeding is a big part of the Iowa cattle feeding industry and is the fastest growing segment. Custom feeding in Iowa has several advantages.
 

These Iowa feedlots are nearly all owned and operated by on-site, hands-on farm families that have a wealth of experience in cattle feeding. These custom feedlots offer a wide range of services to help you decide where to feed your cattle. 
 

Iowa is the best place to feed cattle when you add up the benefits - low feed costs, quality forages, ethanol co-products, access to feeder cattle, competitive markets and the personal touch of family-owned businesses.
 

Below is a list of feeders in Iowa that are professional with a full list of services available to investors and retained ownership clients.

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Brenton Brothers

Contact: William Brenton 
Address: 1415 Walnut St., PO Box 19
Dallas Center, IA 50063

Phone: 515.992.3403
Fax: 515.992.4037
Email: brenton_brothers@msn.com
Website: www.brentoncustomcattlefeeding.com

4,500 head capacity

50 pens - 20-240 head per pen
  • Sloping and mounded pens
  • Continuous flow waterers
  • Fenceline feed bunks
Grooters Feedlot

Contact: Dave Grooters
Address: 5720 300th Avenue
Sanborn, IA 51248

Phone: 712.348.1960
Email: grootersfeedlot@gmail.com

2,500 head capacity

19 pens, various sizes
  • 1000 head dirt lot
  • 1500 head bedding packed barn
  • Nutritionist tracking
  • Source verified available
  • BQA certified
  • Sourcing and marketing available
  • Family owned
Jones Custom Cattle

Contact: Travis Jones
Address: 1139 200th St
Ionia, IA 50645

Phone: 641.220.1286
Email: jonescustomcattle@gmail.com

2,200 head capacity

14 pens; 60-200 head per pen
  • Confinement
  • Open lots
  • Monoslope Buildings
  • Dirt
Longnecker Cattle Company

Contact: Jeff Longnecker
Address: 27300 580th Ave Ames, IA 50010

Phone: 515.291.0836
Email: jlgotliquid@hotmail.com

570 head capacity
6 pens, 95 head per pen
  • Deep bedded hoop barn
  • Outside lots available
  • Mounds
  • BQA certified
  • Performance tracking
  • Marketing, sourcing, hauling available
  • Nutritionist on retainer
Schuiteman Feedlot

Contact: Joel Schuiteman
Address: 3828 Hickory Ave
Sioux Center, IA 51250

Phone: 712.441.4030
Email: joelschuiteman@gmail.com

4000 head capacity
16 pens under roof (3200 head); 140-250 head per pen
6 pens outside (800 head); 150 head per pen
  • Monoslope
  • Deep bedded
  • Windbreaks
  • Concrete aprons
  • Mounds in dirt pens
  • BQA Certified
  • Source and Age verification available
  • Performance Beef Tracking
Glenora Feed Yards, LLC

Contact: Bryan Sievers, Manager
Address: 26618 20th Avenue
Stockton, IA 52769

Phone: 563.893.2930 (h/o)
653.340.6541 (Bryan's cell)
Email: bryan.sievers@gmail.com
Website: facebook.com/sieversff

4,800 head capacity

Permitted capacity: 4800
Current capacity: 2444
80-160 head per pen
  • Monoslope buildings
  • Fenceline bunks
  • Concrete bedded pens with fans
  • Automatic heated waterers
  • Isolated hospital pens
  • Windbreaks
  • Slatted concrete aprons
  • Certified scale
  • DNR approved
  • EPA approved
  • Financing available
  • Computerized records
  • Consulting veterinarian
  • Consulting nutritionist
Lauritsen Cattle Co.  

Contact: Scott, Clara or Ty Lauritsen 
Address: 3015 Hwy 71
Exira, Iowa 50076

Phone: 712.249.7333 (Scott's Cell) 
712.304.4451 (Clara's Cell)
Email: lauritsencattle@gmail.com 
Website: www.lauritsencattlecompany.com

Services & Specialities:
• 5,000 head capacity
• 37 pens
• 70-200 head per pen
• Full service, professionally fed cattle
• Fenceline bunks, mounds, shades, sprinklers and windbreaks
• Arrival pens, sick pens, and hospital
• All classes of cattle 
• Fully computerized
• Retained, investor and percentage ownership experience
Silver Creek Feeders  

Contact: Roger or Barrett Chambers  
Address: 32665 Beechnut Road
Treynor, Iowa 51575

Phone: 402.680.5448
Fax: 712.487.3884
Email: scf@silvercreekfeeders.com
Website: www.silvercreekfeeders.com

Services & Specialities:
• 4,500 head capacity
• 25 pens
• 75-200 head per pen
• 1,000 head confinement
• High-quality, competitive feedstuffs
• Individual carcass and performance data
• Cattle and/or feed financing
• Close proximity to numerous packers
• Licensed Certified Angus Beef Premier Partner
Winter Feedlots

Contact: Scott and Stacey Winter
Address: 17638 Fir Ave.
Akron, IA 51001 

Phone: 712.568.3617
Fax: 712.568.1076
Email: office@winterfeedlot.com

8500 head capacity
80-250 head south slope mounded pens
32 open yard pens
5 bedded barn pens
  • 4 covered hospital pens
  • Modern feed mill & facilities
  • Feed steers, heifers, holsteins and naturals
  • Excellent gains and conversion
  • Nutritionist and veterinarian on staff
  • Highly trained personnel
  • Direct purchase of feed ingredients
  • Close proximity to 3 packing plants
  • Certified scales
  • Computerized rations and records
  • Projections available for marketing
  • Financing program available
Gregory Feedlots, Inc. 

Contact: David Trowbridge
Address: 1164 305th Avenue
Tabor, Iowa 51653
Phone: 712.625.2311 (Office) | 712.370.2205 (Cell)
Fax: 712.625.2321
Email: david.trowbridge@gregoryfeedlots.com
Website: www.gregoryfeedlots.com

Services & Specialities: 
• 7,000 head capacity
• 40-200 head per pen
• Open lots and mounds with excellent drainage
• Southeast exposure with sprinklers
• Complete EID animal information and data collection
• Financing available
• CAB Partner
I-80 Custom Feedlot

Contact: Richard Cochran 
Address: 2141 D Ave.
Ladora, Iowa 52251

Phone: 319.647.3487 | 319.521.1527
Fax: 319.647.3387
Email: i80feedlot@netins.net 

850 head capacity
9 pens
50-160 head per pen

• 280 head confinement
• Lots with building and mounds with 60% concrete floors
• Consulting nutritionist
• Use of co-products
Loes Farms

Contact: Mark Loes
Address: 4185 County Rd D-61
Cascade, IA 52033

Phone: 563.590.7880
Email: loesfarms@netins.net

1300 head capacity
9 pens; 120-250 head per pen
  • Monoslope buildings
  • Open concrete lots with sheds
  • BQA certified
  • Windbreaks
  • Sourcing and marketing available
  • Performance tracking
  • DNR & EPA approved
  • Certified Scale
  • Fenceline bunks
  • Computerized records
  • Consulting veterinarian
  • Consulting nutritionist
Werner Feed Efficiency

Contact: Joe Werner
Address: 1945 180th St
Diagonal, IA 50845 

Phone: 641.344.4926
Email: bonnielarson10@gmail.com
wernerfamilyangus.com

600 head capacity
25-400 head per pen
  • 400 head capacity in open ridge cap, deep bedded barn
  • 75 sq ft/head on concrete in barn, dirt exercise pens outside
  • 200 head capacity in dirt lots
  • Mounds
  • 16 foot concrete aprons
  • Custom feed intake testing
  • Test mostly seedstock bulls & heifers
  • Part of Iowa Cowmaker Elite
  • Low-stress cattle handling
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