Iowa Cattlemen’s Association to Host Education Cattle Producer Forums

| February 11, 2021

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

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is hosting four free educational events for feedlot and cow/calf producers in the month of March. Each forum will include a free meal, a tradeshow, an update from the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and Iowa Beef Industry Council, and educational sessions.


March 2  - 5:00 p.m. | Bloomfield, IA

4H Building - Davis Co. Fairgrounds
20471 Old Hwy Rd., Bloomfield, IA 52537

“R&R for pastures in 2021—Recovery and Renovation” - Chris Clark
There are numerous reasons why pastures suffered in 2020, but regardless of the reason many need some much needed attention to recover for 2021. This presentation will discuss tools to evaluate current pasture status and techniques to boost existing pasture production or in extreme cases to renovate pastures.

"The Right Price: Grain & Livestock Market Signals for 2021" - Elaine Kub
A comprehensive look at the price levels in the livestock and feed grains industry, analyzing what's projected to be profitable in 2021 and what those profit benchmarks indicate about advantageous sales targets.

Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Update
A lot has happened in the past year. Hear how your association has been at the table advocating for the livelihood of Iowa’s independent cattle producer.

Iowa Beef Industry Council Update
Key accomplishments with the Beef Checkoff from the Iowa Beef Industry Council.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn ways the Iowa Beef Industry Council is advocating for beef as the number one protein.

March 3 - 5:00 p.m | Afton, IA
Show Arena Union Co. Fairgrounds
909 E Filmore St., Afton IA 50830

“R&R for pastures in 2021—Recovery and Renovation” - Chris Clark
"The Right Price: Grain & Livestock Market Signals for 2021" - Elaine Kub
Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Update
Iowa Beef Industry Council Update


March 10 - 5:00 p.m. | Monticello, IA

Citizens State Bank Youth Development Center
800 North Maple St., Monticello, IA 52310

“R&R for pastures in 2021—Recovery and Renovation” - Denise Schwab

Marketing Cattle in a Global Pandemic - Carl Babler
The title says it all, Carl Babler with Atten and Babler Commodities will enlighten producers in ways they can navigate through the cattle markets in an unprecedented year.

ICA Cattle Market Reform Efforts
Price discovery, market transparency and producer leverage are all on the minds of cattle producers due to extreme market disruptions over the past year. Hear an update on ICA’s cattle marketing efforts, current cattle marketing policy positions, importance of grassroots input and its influence on industry issues.

Iowa Beef Industry Council Update


March 11 - 5:00 p.m. | Oskaloosa, IA
Bradbury Hall - Nelson Pioneer  Farm & Museum
2211 Nelson Lane, Oskaloosa, IA 52577

“R&R for pastures in 2021—Recovery and Renovation” - Patrick Wall
Marketing Cattle in a Global Pandemic - Carl Babler
Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Update
Iowa Beef Industry Council Update

Each event will feature a trade show with the latest products and services for cow-calf and feedlot producers. If you renew your ICA membership at any forum you will receive a pair of ICA gloves.

Producers can RSVP by calling 515-296-2266 or email [email protected] Walk-ins are always welcome, and you do not need to be a member to attend.


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.