ICA to Host Cattle Marketing Meetings Across the State

| November 2, 2020

Contact: Jackie Ditsworth, Graphic Designer, Iowa Cattlemen's Association, (515)296-2266.

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association has been keenly focused on price discovery, market transparency, and producer leverage for nearly a decade, but even more so within the last year due to extreme market disruptions. As the definitive voice of Iowa’s beef business, ICA has prominently led the development of solutions to address cattle marketing concerns. “Producers from each sector in the beef cattle industry rely on price discovery and transparency. We need more information to help us better negotiate marketing agreements with buyers,” said Matt Deppe, CEO of ICA. 

In November, ICA will host 10 cattle marketing meetings across the state to provide important updates to producers and solicit grassroots input to help shape the discussion in the coming months. Join ICA’s herd to build better opportunities for Iowa’s cattle producers. Cattle marketing meetings will be held at the following locations: 

  • November 10, 7 p.m. at Tama Livestock Market, Tama, IA
  • November 11, 10 a.m. at Plymouth County ISU Extension & Outreach, LeMars, IA
  • November 11, 7 p.m. at Spencer Livestock Sales, Spencer, IA
  • November 11, 7 p.m. at Decorah Sales Commission, Decorah, IA
  • November 12, 10 a.m. at Brickyard Bistro, Sheffield, IA
  • November 12, 10 a.m. at Humeston Livestock Exchange, Humeston, IA
  • November 12, 7 p.m. at Keosauqua Sales Company, Keosauqua, IA
  • November 19, 10 a.m. at Dunlap Livestock Market, Dunlap, IA
  • November 19, 7 p.m. at Creston Livestock Auction, Creston, IA
  • November 19, 7 p.m. at R Land & Cattle, LLC, Cascade, IA 
Members of the ICA staff and board of directors will lead discussions centered on cattle market reform, to include: the Grassley-Tester 50/14 bill, the Cattle Marketing Transparency Act of 2020, and NCBA’s voluntary proposal.

“ICA is the voice of the independent cattle producer, not just in Iowa, but nationally. Your membership will make our voice louder. Join us and help be part of change,” said Brad Kooima, ICA Feedlot Council member.

For more information, contact the ICA Membership Staff, Tanner Lawton at [email protected]; Lane Eads at [email protected]; or Jennifer Carrico at [email protected]

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About the Iowa Cattlemen's Association: The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association represents nearly 9,000 beef-producing families and associated companies dedicated to the future of Iowa’s beef industry. ICA’s mission is “Grow Iowa’s beef business through advocacy, leadership and education.” www.iacattlemen.org.