Boot Hill Museum

Cattle & Harvests

Harvesting crops in Southwest Kansas

Harvest stories submitted by Kansans for the online exhibit.

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Cargill Meat Solutions, Dodge City, KS

As the second-largest beef processor in North America, Cargill Meat Solutions processes more than 7.6 million cattle per year. The plant in Dodge City was established in 1980 and comprises over 800,000 square feet. The plant can process over 7,000 head per day. With approximately 2,750 employees at the Dodge City site,they are able to produce in excess of 4.5 million lbs of beef daily.

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National Beef, Dodge City & Liberal, KS

National Beef Packing Company is one of the largest beef processing companies in the United States, processing and marketing fresh beef and beef by-products across the U.S. and internationally. Our processing facilities in Dodge City, Kansas and Liberal, Kansas provide beef products to retailers, food service providers, distributors and further processors. Quality and processing innovation has supported their growth from a single plant in 1992, to the fourth largest U.S. beef processor.

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Winter Livestock & Sale Barn, Dodge City, KS

Established in 1936, Winter Livestock is one of the oldest cattle auctions in the nation. With five locations, Dodge City, KS, Pratt, KS, LaJunta, CO, Enid, OK, and Riverton, WY, over 30 million head of cattle have been merchandised for the area's finest cattlemen over the years. We strive for top dollar on your cattle. Our facilities are highly maintained and laid out with cattle care in mind. You're welcome to stop in, and have a cup of coffee and talk cattle.

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Beef Country

Along with diversity of farming is a large collection of cattle and dairy farms. This is the heart of beef country. Kansas ranks among the top states in the nation in commercial cattle processing and about 25% of the nations beef supply comes from this Southwest Kansas region.

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Southwest Kansas

Southwest Kansas has a unique place in America’s food basket. You’ll find a diverse agricultural landscape of wheat, milo, sunflowers, soybeans, corn and even cotton. Family farmers work the land and are very gracious in welcoming you and telling a story or two.

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