Coronado Feeders, a 70,000-head feedyard completed in 1972, is located on Farm Market Road 297, a few miles east of Dalhart, Texas. Dalhart is located in the Northwest corner of the Texas Panhandle, 85 miles from Amarillo, and has a population of less than 8,000.
Coronado feeders is located on the land where a significant part of Texas Panhandle history began. In the late 1800s, the XIT Ranch was the world’s largest ranch under fence, with 3 million acres. A Chicago company was granted the land in exchange for building the state capitol. The ranch was 200 miles from north to south and 27 miles from east to west and included 3,000 miles of barbed wire fencing and more than 110,000 head of cattle. The XIT Ranch is now divided into many smaller parcels, though some still have 100,000 acres or more.
Every year since 1936, a three day festival is held the first Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in August. The Rodeo & Reunion hosts the world’s largest free barbecue, a great parade, nightly dances, a PRCA rodeo, amateur rodeo events, performances by well-known artists and much more. Five Rivers Coronado Feeders is a major sponsor of the event and a proud member of the Dalhart community.
Coronado Feeders was built by local investors and has carried the names of Continental Grain or ContiBeef and Five Rivers Ranch Cattle Feeding.
4301 FMR 297
Dalhart, TX 79022
Feedyard Area: 557 acres
Irrigated/Dryland: 110 acres
Geographical Purchasing Region
Southwest Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and
Average Precipitation: 15.7 inches
Average Snowfall: 18 inches
Jason started his career with Five Rivers at Coronado Feeders in 2009. He has had the privilege of working with some of the best people in the business and is delighted to lead the team at Coronado Feeders. If you have any questions about feeding cattle or employment at Coronado Feeders, feel free to contact him via the link below.