Stockman's Milling, Tillman County's finest feed mill, is owned and operated by Tommy Challacombe. Over the past thirty-six years, the mill has grown from mixing ten tons of feed per day to over 150 tons per day. The mill has four delivery trucks and delivers feed across five different counties and two separate states. The mill has a two-high roller mill and two corn grinders. Commodities are railed in, approximately three rail cars a week. 10,000 dairy cows and 5,000 head of beef cattle are fed daily.
In the late 1960's and early 1970's Tommy was working in Garden City, Kansas, teaching vocational agriculture. Living in Garden City, he was surrounded by large feed mills. Several years later, returning to Frederick, where no feed mills were to be found, he saw the need for a feed mill to service the livestock industry in Tillman County. Way back when, the only choice for feed in Southwest Oklahoma was bag feed. Tommy knew that the farmers and ranchers of Tillman County needed somewhere to purchase bulk feed. He traveled to over twenty feed mills across Oklahoma and Kansas to get an idea of what he was getting into and how the mills operated. In 1980 between Tillman, Kiowa, and Jackson counties, there were numerous beef operations and eleven small dairies. Local ranchers and dairies had no where to buy bulk feed until Stockman's Milling came to be.