2023 Hall of Fame Inductee

Ed Barrett

Barrett Crofoot Feedyards Hereford, TX

The late Ed Barrett of Barrett Crofoot Feedlots in Hereford, Texas, was in the cattle feeding industry full-time for over 60 years.

Barrett ran Lubbock Feedyard before moving back to Emporia in 1968 where he built and operated Flint Hills Feedyard. In 1975, Ed worked with the Crofoot family to establish the Barrett and Crofoot Feedlots in Hereford, Texas now owned and operated by his sons and grandsons fulfilling his lifelong dream.

Owning three yards with a total capacity of about 135,000 head, Barrett devoted his life to the cattle industry with continuous resilience. He ensured his passion and dedication for this industry would be remembered beyond his recent passing, as he has left a lasting legacy with his family business.