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Meet the McCrackens

Fifty-one years ago, on his dad’s farm outside of Ft. Morgan Colorado, Rick McCracken realized a need in his local community. There were not enough people utilizing the cattle manure available to them in the area. He acquired a manure spreader and began custom spreading. Working two other jobs and running his truck at night, he began to build a future for his small but growing family. He left Morgan county in the early seventies to move to the mountains of Hereford, TX, the mountains of manure. He started his business in the beef capitol of the world with just two trucks and a front-end loader. Working with farmers that would become lifelong friends, he grew his company on the principles of hard work and dedication to his industry. His goal was always to get in and out without sacrificing quality; Principles his family carries on in the company today. In 1998 Hockey Express Compost was started as a way to offer another quality product for our customers while expanding our ability to offer that great service, that has become synonymous with the McCracken name, all over the panhandle. 

Roger McCracken


Cell- (806) 344-5181


Roger, Rick McCracken’s youngest son, has been with the company since he turned eighteen and even before then when he could get out of going to school. Since his dad’s passing in 2010, Roger has acted as President of McCracken Farm Services and Hockey Express Compost. He and his wife Shelly have three children and two grandchildren.

Rick McCracken


Cindy Axe

Office Manager

Cell- (806) 344-2181


Cindy is the only daughter of Rick and Sandy McCracken. She has managed the office for twenty-five years. She and her late husband Mike have 1 daughter.


Dax McCracken


Cell- (806) 344-2101


Dax is the oldest son of Roger and Shelly as well as Rick’s first grandchild. He started his job as a salesman for McCracken Farm Services after Rick passed away in 2010 and became the salesman for Hockey Express Compost in 2012. Dax and his wife Beth have 2 sons.

Jake McCracken

Quality Control

Cell- (806) 344-2105


Jake is Roger and Shelly’s second son. He has run a compost spreader since starting full time in 2007, but has recently become the new manager in charge of quality control for both companies.

Rodney McCracken

McCracken Cattle Moovers, Inc.

Cell- (806) 282-3609


Rodney is Rick's oldest living son. He has his own business hauling cattle, McCracken Cattle Moovers. Rodney and his wife Jill have four children and one grandson.

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