DFI’s Columbus location is situated with excellent drainage and air movement, providing maximum drying conditions in wet periods. Pen sizes range from 50 to 200 head per pen to maximize cattle and feedlot efficiencies.
In addition to the Columbus yard, in 2010, DFI acquired a feedyard located eight miles north of Palmer in east central Nebraska – a little more than an hour west of the Columbus location.
The Palmer location is picturesque, positioned on the side of a hill with plenty of space, air flow and drainage. Here, pen sizes range from 75- to 250-head capacity. A slightly drier climate than Columbus, the Palmer location is permitted at 10,000 head.
Both DFI’s locations are finishing commercial lots, feeding all classes of cattle from unweaned calves to heavy yearlings, with no preference for steers or heifers. The main feed ingredients at both yards are No. 2 rolled corn, high-moisture corn, modified distillers, ground alfalfa hay with blended ground cornstalks, silage, liquid supplement and finish meal with micro machines.