Pen Rider - Stratford Feedyard

Stratford, TX

**Interested Applicants can also apply in-person at Stratford Feedyard in Stratford, TX.**

About the Company:  

Stratford Feedyard is 1 of 10 Cactus Feeders locations. Cactus Feeders, Inc., is 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 over 850,000 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

Stratford Feedyard is actively looking for pen riders to join our team in Stratford, Texas. Join the industry leader and apply today!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Checking and caring for the health of cattle
  • Reporting necessary maintenance and repair of facilities
  • Sorting and shipping of cattle
  • Must be able to ride a horse and work on foot


  • Education - High school, GED or equivalent (Preferred, but not required)
  • Previous cattle experience and horsemanship skills (Preferred) 
  • Complete a pre-employment background screening and drug test
  • 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

Cactus Feeders provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.