The late Louis Dinklage began feeding a few cattle in Nebraska in the 1920s, and set a goal of someday feeding 1,000 head. He surpassed that to become one of the nation’s largest cattle feeders. Dinklage also became known for assisting young farmers and cattle feeders around the area, and several individuals he mentored continue to operate feedyards today. At the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame, Louis’ great nephew Jeff Dinklage reflects on the family’s history in cattle feeding. For more about Louis Dinklage and his induction into the Hall of Fame, read “Where everybody knows his name.”
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