BeefMeets 2018

The Iowa Cattle Industry Convention has traditionally been held in Des Moines in December, offering education, networking, policy discussions and a robust trade show.

Instead of holding an Iowa Cattle Industry Convention in 2016, ICA held 4 regional BeefMeets in June and a Leadership Summit in December. BeefMeets were also held in June of 2017.

Each BeefMeet incorporates several educational seminars, district meetings, grassroots issues surfacing and a trade show. No matter what your interest is in the Iowa Cattlemen's Association or beef industry, there will be something there for you!

June 6 - Red Oak | June 12 - Manchester | June 13 - Mt. Pleasant | June 19 - Sheldon | June 20 - Ft. Dodge

Register online today!

Southwest Iowa BeefMeet

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Red Coach Inn | 1200 Senate Ave | Red Oak, IA

9:30 a.m. Registration and Trade Show

10:00 a.m. Welcome

TOPICS

Calf Health Panel: Joe Werner, Werner Family Angus & Werner Feed Efficiency; Dr. Greg Weis, Southern Hills Vet Clinic; John McCarthy, Montgomery County Producer (confinement calving)

Market Outlook: Elaine Kub, author of Mastering the Grain Markets

Traceability and Animal ID: Matt Herrington, World Perspectives, Inc.

Register online today!

 

Northeast Iowa BeefMeet

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Delaware County Fairgrounds Community Building | 200 East Acres St. | Manchester, IA

9:30 a.m. Registration and Trade Show

10:00 a.m. Welcome

TOPICS

The Economics of Cover Crops: Karl Dallefeld, Prairie Creek Seed; Meghan Filbert, Practical Farmers of Iowa; Local Producer

Feeding Cattle with a Price Floor in Place: Carl Babler, Atten Babler Commodities

Traceability and Animal ID: David Gregg, World Perspectives, Inc.

Register online today!

 

Southeast Iowa BeefMeet

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

3:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Iowa Wesleyan University Social Hall | 601 N. Main | Mt. Pleasant, IA

3:30 p.m. Registration and Trade Show

4:00 p.m. Welcome

TOPICS

Land Use Panel: Seth Watkins - transitioning CRP to pasture; Phil Peitz - backgrounding; Randy Eddy - converting row-crop ground to hay ground/pasture

Estate Planning: Melissa O'Rourke, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Traceability and Animal ID: David Gregg, World Perspectives, Inc.

 

Northwest Iowa BeefMeet

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

3:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Northwest Iowa Community College, Building A | 603 W. Park Street | Sheldon, IA

3:30 p.m. Registration and Trade Show

4:00 p.m. Welcome

TOPICS

Feedlot Nutirtion: Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo, University of Minnesota

Financial Planning Panel: Kelvin Leibold,  Iowa State University Extension; Dave Karnopp, Farm Credit Services of America; Darin Newsom, DTN Senior Analyst

Traceability and Animal ID: Matt Herrington, World Perspectives, Inc.

Register online today!

 

West Central Iowa BeefMeet

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

3:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Webster County Fairgrounds | 22770 Old Highway 169 | Ft. Dodge

3:30 p.m. Registration and Trade Show

4:00 p.m. Welcome

TOPICS

Effective Stockmanship - Live Demonstration: Curt Pate, Stockmanship

Financial Planning Panel: Kelvin Leibold,  Iowa State University Extension; Dave Karnopp, Farm Credit Services of America; Darin Newsom, DTN Senior Analyst

Traceability and Animal ID: Matt Herrington, World Perspectives, Inc.