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Feedlot getting in a rut

Dirt road and recent rains bad combination for business

Barton County Feeders Office Manager Mitch Mulch presents photos showing the flooded ruts in the dirt road leading to the rural Ellinwood business to Barton County Commissioners Tuesday morning. Mulch is concerned with the condition of the road after it rains and how it impacts the many heavy tru...

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A pungent feedlot aroma and gray clouds threatening rain hung over Barton County Feeders Tuesday morning.
The smell is just part of doing feedlot business. But the rain, recent heavy rains especially, have made doing that business more difficult, Barton County Feeders Office Manager Mitch Mulch told Barton County commissioners who paid a visit to the business located south of Ellinwood to study the flooding issue.
“We have a lot of traffic go in and out of here every day,” Mulch said. By the time the commissioners arrived Tuesday, there had already been over 22 80,000-pound semi-trucks pass through ...

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