Shawn Tiffany co-owns Tiffany Cattle Company in Herington, Kansas, with his brother Shane. It is a 15,000-head cattle feedyard that grows and finishes high-quality cattle. The business has earned the Certified Angus Beef Feedlot Commit to Excellence award several times.
Shawn Tiffany manages the business’s farmland, which includes an innovative soil health strategy that uses both no-till and cover crops, on which cattle graze. To alleviate compaction caused by grazing cattle, the Tiffanys do some light tillage on grazed ground.
Soil health is a big part of the operation’s focus.
“Soil health means sustainability, profitability, economics, lines of business for our customers and something for my children to look forward to in the future. Because if I am not taking care of the soil today there is not going to be a whole lot left to pass on to them,” Shawn said.