Pen Rider - Centerfire Feedyard

Ulysses, KS

About the Company:  

Cactus Feeders, Inc., an Amarillo, Texas-based producer of commercial fed cattle and market hogs. Originally founded as a family company in 1975, Cactus Feeders is 100% Employee Owned with its 800+ employees producing a million fed cattle and 700,000 market hogs annually with gross revenues of over $1 Billion. The Company has cattle feedyards throughout the Texas Panhandle and Southwest Kansas with hog operations in Iowa, South Carolina, and Georgia. 


Job Description

Centerfire Feedyard is actively looking for a pen rider to join our team in Ulysses, Kansas. Join the industry leader and apply today!


Job Responsibilities:

  • Receiving and checking in cattle (weighing cattle and getting a head count off of the truck
  • Placement of cattle in pens
  • Checking and caring for the health of cattle
  • Processing cattle
  • Maintenance and repair of facilities
  • Sorting and shipping of cattle
  • Must be able to ride a horse and work on foot



  • Provide a driver's license
  • Education - High school, GED or equivalent (Preferred, but not required)
  • Complete a satisfactory pre-employment background screening and drug test

Work Environment: 

  • Physical requirements include: standing, walking, lifting, bending, kneeling, shoveling, working equipment, and handling livestock
  • Work Environment: Considerable exposure to weather such as: rain, sleet, snow, hail, heat, cold, wind, dust, and daily close proximity to livestock