Retained Ownership in Iowa

Iowa ranks fourth nationally in the number of cattle and calves on feed. Custom feeding is a big part of the Iowa cattle feeding industry and is the fastest growing segment. Custom feeding in Iowa has several advantages.

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These Iowa feedlots are nearly all owned and operated by on-site, hands-on farm families that have a wealth of experience in cattle feeding. These custom feedlots offer a wide range of services to help you decide where to feed your cattle.

Iowa is the best place to feed cattle when you add up the benefits - low feed costs, quality forages, ethanol co-products, access to feeder cattle, competitive markets and the personal touch of family-owned businesses.

Below is a list of feeders in Iowa that are professional with a full list of services available to investors and retained ownership clients.

2022-2023 Directory

Grand River Cattle Co. LLC

Contact: Todd Masters
Address: 12011 205th St.
Grand River, Iowa 50108
Phone: 641.783.2514
Email: [email protected]

8,800 head capacity*
* Permitted capacity: 4,800

Current Capacity: 2,444

80-160 head per pen

  • Monoslope buildings
  • Fenceline bunks
  • Concrete bedded pens with fans
  • Automatic heated waterers
  • Isolated hospital pens
  • Windbreaks
  • Slatted concrete aprons
  • Certified scale
  • DNR approved
  • EPA approved
  • Financing available
  • Computerized records
  • Consulting veterinarian
  • Consulting nutritionist

Gregory Feedlots, Inc.

Contact: David Trowbridge
Address: 1164 305th Ave.
Tabor, Iowa 51653
Phone: 712.625.2311
712.370.2205 (Cell)
Fax: 712.625.2321
Email: [email protected]

7,000 head capacity
60 pens

40-200 head per pen

  • Open lots
  • Mounds
  • Excellent drainage
  • BQA Certified

Grooters Feedlot

Contact: Dave Grooters
Address: 5720 300th St.
Sanborn, IA 51248
Phone: 712.348.1960
Email: [email protected]

2,500 head capacity
19 pens, various sizes
1,000 head dirt lot
1,500 head bedding packed barn

  • Nutritionist tracking
  • Source verified available
  • BQA certified
  • Sourcing and marketing available
  • Family owned

Lauritsen Cattle Company

Contact: Clara, Ty or Scott Lauritsen
Address: 3015 Hwy 71
Exira, Iowa 50076
Phone: 712.304.4449 (Ty)
Email: [email protected]

4,000 head capacity
37 pens

70-200 head per pen

  • Full service, professionally fed cattle
  • All classes of cattle
  • Fenceline bunks, mounds, shades, sprinklers and windbreaks
  • Arrival pens, sick pens and hospital
  • Fully computerized
  • Retained, investor and percentage ownership experience

Werner Feed Efficiency Test Center

Contact: Joe Werner
Address: 1954 180th St.
Diagonal, Iowa 50845
Phone: 641.344.4926
Email: [email protected]

850 head capacity

20 pens
25-125 head per pen                          

  • Covered pens
  • Open pens

Become part of the Directory

The Iowa Cattlemen's Association is prepares an annual Iowa Custom Cattle Feeders Directory that is included in the Iowa Cattleman magazine. We want you to be part of it!

The ICCF directory is dedicated to promoting Iowa feedlots as the best place to feed cattle. Throughout the year, the ICA receives numerous phone calls in regard to the locations and services offered by Iowa custom feedlots. The directory is sent to everyone who requests the feedlots listing.

The ICA is working hard to help promote Iowa as a great place to custom-feed cattle. The advantages are obvious – Iowa grows the feed and has excellent and inexpensive co-products now available from a growing ethanol industry. Iowa’s hard- working farm families provide personal service and will share information, such as carcass data, with their customers. Iowa has many close-by processors interested in the high-quality cattle fed here. Many bankers and lenders in Iowa understand agriculture and are willing to work with custom feedlots.

The ICCF Directory is included in the August issue of the Iowa Cattleman magazine. The magazine is mailed to more than 10,000 ICA members and affiliated businesses. The directory is also distributed at ICA events such as the ICA booth at the Iowa State Fair, ICA district meetings each fall, the ICA Conferences and Iowa Beef Expo. In addition to this issue being available at the events mentioned, all information is listed on our Web site for easy access to those looking for custom feeding.

Costs to list your feedlot in the ICCF Directory is $150. For this issue we also give discounts on advertising in the Iowa Cattleman magazine. Watch for those specials! Don't miss this chance to reach thousands of potential clients and show your continued support for a steadily expanding segment of the beef industry – cattle feeding in Iowa!

Feel free to call the ICA office at 515-296-2266 if you have any questions about this program.