Grant County Feeders

Ulysses, Kansas

Economic impact

Payroll: Nearly $4M+
Livestock Payments: $109M+
Payroll Taxes: $270,000+
Area Unemployment: 2.8%
Utilities: Nearly $1.3M

Grant County Feeders, a 98,000-head feedyard completed in 1974, is located near the town of Ulysses, Kansas. Ulysses, named after the 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, has a population of 6,000. Five Rivers Grant County Feeders is a proud member of the Ulysses and Grant County Kansas community.

Grant County Feeders is the only feedyard with its own supplement plant. The Grant County Feeders supplement plant produces nutritional supplements for the five southern Five Rivers feedyards, delivering more than 135 tons per day.

Grant County was built by Stratford of Texas and DeKalb and has carried the names of Continental Grain or ContiBeef and Five Rivers Ranch Cattle Feeding.

7597 West Rd 17, PO Box 1087
Ulysses, KS 67880


General Manager
Chad McCormick

Team Members

Cattle Capacity
98,000 head

Feedlot Space
Feedyard Area: 800 acres
Irrigated/Dryland: 1,440 acres

Geographical Purchasing Region
Southern Kansas and Northern Oklahoma

Grain Storage/Bushel

Average Precipitation: 17 inches
Average Snowfall: 18 inches

Chad McCormick

General Manager

Chad and his wife moved to Kansas in 2017 with their two children. Chad is a graduate of the Texas Christian University Ranch Management Program and serves on its Board of Directors. Chad is a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Italy, Iraq, Louisiana, and North Carolina. Chad has been in the cattle business for over twenty years in Texas, Oklahoma, Montana, Wyoming, and now Kansas.

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