Adams Land and Cattle


Every Day,
in Many

We are committed to sustainability on many different levels at Adams Land & Cattle. We follow sustainability best management practices in every area of our operation, from the way cattle are purchased and introduced into the feedlot, to the way they are cared for every day, to the way they are fed and watered, down to the way we manage their manure.

Adams is a founding member of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB), a multi-stakeholder initiative developed to advance, support and communicate continuous improvement in the sustainability of the U.S. beef value chain.

As part of its mission, the USRSB has identified six high-priority indicators of sustainability:

  • Air & Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Land Resources
  • Water Resources
  • Employee Safety & Well-Being
  • Animal Health & Well-Being
  • Efficiency & Yield

Sustainable Practices

While each indicator has its own individual goals and targets, these components of beef sustainability can overlap substantially, often with clear synergies. This virtual tour of Adams Land & Cattle will show you more about how we approach sustainability.

Explore the hotspots to learn more:


Our feedlots are engineered to mitigate runoff of any kind (from silage or feed grains, or from manure) to keep it out of the environment. This includes using holding and debris basins, evaporation ponds and other mitigation methods.

Feed Mill

Our feed mill allows us to use multiple feedstuffs to formulate the most efficient and cost-effective rations for the cattle.


EVERYTHING in the feedlot is third-party audited to ensure compliance with sustainability best management practices.

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We contract other corn producers throughout Custer County to grow the rest of the corn we need to feed the animals. This reduces transportation of the grain, meaning less fuel, fewer emissions and a smaller carbon footprint.


We farm 6,000 acres of corn utilizing the industry’s leading technologies to support regenerative and sustainable farm practices – this supplies us with the more than 140,000 tons of silage that we use as part of our feed ration throughout the year.


Each year, Adams Land & Cattle gives nutrient-rich and odorless compost away to gardeners throughout Custer County.


Manure is hauled from our pens daily. This natural fertilizer is spread onto farm ground and used to grow the corn that feeds the cattle. Local farmers also purchase the manure as a natural alternative to synthetic fertilizer.

You’ll see examples of our commitment to sustainability as measured by all of these factors throughout the website. Thank you for visiting!

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