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Wilroads Feedyard

MJE was tasked to construct this 12,000-head cattle expansion, which included 500,000 CY of earthwork, 8,000 CY of concrete, 10 miles of fence with over 700 gates, new shipping and receiving facility, processing capabilities, a satellite hospital, horse barn, well house and generator facilities.

Location

Dodge City, KS

Challenge

The main challenge of this 8-month expansion project was overcoming very sandy soil. With multiple crews working, we utilized a cement stabilization incorporated base under the road material to ensure longevity of the asphalt millings.
MJE Case Study Wilroads Feedyard
MJE Case Study Wilroads Feedyard

Collaboration

Our turnkey design and construction experience allowed the creation of a state-of-the-art processing and monitoring facility, catered to the client’s needs. After consulting with livestock experts, the project incorporates features that better protect cattle and cowboys alike.
MJE Case Study Wilroads Feedyard
MJE Case Study Wilroads Feedyard
MJE Case Study Wilroads Feedyard
MJE Case Study Wilroads Feedyard

Custom Solution

For the first time, we constructed a 30-inch feed truck apron as a monolithic pour with the feed bunk. This design strategy provides the owner with durable roads against the bunk that will last for many years. This technology and design incorporation is the new standard in feedyard construction, addressing the age-old problem of road weakness against the bunk.

MJE Case Study Wilroads Feedyard
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