Diamond Cattle Feeders specializes in personal attention not only to you the customer, but more importantly your cattle. Using various forms of risk management tools, Diamond Cattle Feeders can assist you in protecting your investment. Our yard is located 4 miles south of Hereford, Texas, in the "Heart of Cattle Feeding Country." We currently have pen space for 11,500 head and are permitted for 20,000 head. The location of our feedyard, combined with our knowledgeable employees, enable us to buy, feed, and sell fat cattle competitively. We use our size as our advantage. We are big enough to offer all the services of a large custom cattle feeder, but are small enough to provide individual customer attention and hands on management of your cattle.

Diamond Cattle Feeders is owned Joe Richards, and Burt Richards. Diamond Cattle Feeders enlists the advice of both a consulting nutritionist and veterinarian, and has an experienced team of professionals on our yard crew, cowboy crew, and doctoring crew.

Joe Richards, manager of Diamond Cattle Feeders, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Ag Economics at Texas A&M in 1994 and a Master of Agribusiness from Sam Houston State in 1996. 

A native of Fairfield in central Texas, Joe grew up on the ranch and learned the value of hard work and spent many hours helping with his family’s livestock market at Buffalo, Texas.

Between 1996 and 2003, Joe gained necessary knowledge working in the cattle feeding industry:  riding pens, doctoring cattle, calling and buying feed, selling fat cattle, and overseeing feed yards.  He and his father, Burt Richards, purchased Diamond Cattle Feeders, Inc. in 2003.

Diamond is built on personal service, a hands-on comprehension of the industry, diligence and a substantial client base throughout Texas and the U.S.

Joe and his wife, Brandi, live in Hereford and are the parents of two daughters, Madalyn and Lucy.