Green Plains Cattle Company’s Kismet, Kansas feedyard was the first feedyard Green Plains Inc. purchased.
The feedyard has a capacity to feed 74,000 head, and is located two miles west of Highway 83, which is roughly 20 miles north of Liberal, Kansas. The yard was built in 1969 by Eugene Franz.
In the early 1980’s the feedyard was purchased by National Beef Packing Company; however, by the late 1980’s, National was acquired by Farmland Industries.
In early 1990’s Agri Beef Co. became an operating partner and by 1995 Agri Beef purchased full ownership of the feedyard. On June 14, 2014 Green Plains Inc. purchased Supreme Cattle Feeders from Agri Beef.