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2019 Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit - Friday, October 25, 2019

Members of the cattle industry are invited to attend the annual Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit on Dec. 5 and 6 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. The lineup will tackle diverse topics such as Fake Meat, foreign animal diseases, and how (full story)


Scholarship Deadlines Approaching - Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation offers a variety of scholarship opportunities throughout the year. Application deadlines are approaching for the: 1. Beef Scholarship Extravaganza 2. Maynard Jayne Scholars Program Applications can (full story)


Cattle Marketing Listening Sessions Scheduled - Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association has been dedicated to improving market conditions for Iowa’s independent cattle producers since long before the Holcomb, Kansas Tyson plant fire. However, recent market conditions have added more urgency (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen Statement on Trade Deal with Japan - Wednesday, September 25, 2019

President Trump and Prime Minister Abe of Japan made another step towards a bilateral trade agreement that is expected to greatly benefit the U.S. cattle industry. The agreement will include significant tariff reductions for U.S. beef imported (full story)


ICA seeking young cattle producers for leadership program - Monday, September 9, 2019

AMES, IOWA –In an on-going effort to build future leadership for both the Iowa cattle industry and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, ICA is taking applications for the 2020 Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program. The application dead (full story)


ICA supports Packers and Stockyards Investigation - Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association applauds the decision by USDA to utilize its authority via the Packers and Stockyards Division to investigate price changes experienced on both the boxed beef and live cattle side of the cattle market (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen applaud Japanese Trade Agreement - Monday, August 26, 2019

News that the U.S. and Japan have reached a tentative trade deal is cause for celebration in Iowa’s cattle industry. “Japan is the largest value export market for U.S. beef, responsible for about a quarter of all exports. That is desp (full story)


ICA encourages beef processors to expand slaughter following Tyson fire - Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association has been in contact with Tyson leadership following the fire on Friday at the Holcomb, Kansas plant. The plant had a capacity of about 6,000 head per day, or approximately 6% of the U.S. total fed (full story)


$284,000 Raised for Ronald McDonald Houses - Monday, August 12, 2019

Contact: Katie Olthoff; Director of Communications, Iowa Cattlemen's Association katie@iacattlemen.org or 515-296-2266  “One hundred and twenty-one days ago, I had a kidney transplant. I didn’t know if I was ever going to attend (full story)


2019 Governor’s Charity Steer Show Participants Announced - Monday, August 5, 2019

Contact: Katie Olthoff, Director of Communications, Iowa Cattlemen's Association 515-230-4470 or katie@iacattlemen.org                   Sixteen years ago, Brynn Nickle was (full story)


2019 Governor’s Charity Steer Show set for August 10 - Friday, July 26, 2019

The 2019 Governor’s Charity Steer Show will mark the 37th consecutive year the beef industry has raised funds to help families who utilize the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa. This year, the show ring competition takes place (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen pass policy urging USMCA ratification - Friday, July 12, 2019

Ratification of the United States - Mexico - Canada Agreement is a top priority for the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. This was made evident at the June 10 ICA board meeting where an interim directive was passed unanimously. Partisan (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen Advocate for USMCA - Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Cattle production provides considerable contributions to Iowa’s economy, generating $3.86 billion. However, there are many challenges in the agricultural economy at this time. In order to keep farmers and young people in rural Iowa, we must hav (full story)


Cattlemen Applaud changes to Prevented Plant Cover Crop Regulations - Thursday, June 20, 2019

The harsh winter and wet spring have caused many challenges for Iowa’s farmers. Through phone calls and discussions at June BeefMeets, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association’s members have made it clear that increased forage access (full story)


Register today for the Stockmanship and Stewardship Regional Event - Thursday, June 13, 2019

Register now for the Stockmanship and Stewardship event in Ames In just a few short weeks, industry leaders from all over the country will be coming to Ames for the Upper Midwest Stockmanship and Stewardship event. Here’s all the inform (full story)


Japan Removes Non-Tariff Barrier on U.S. Beef - Friday, May 17, 2019

Contact: Keely Coppess 515-281-3375 or 515-326-1616 (cell) Keely.Coppess@IowaAgriculture.gov or Katie Olthoff 515-296-2266 or 515-230-4470 (cell) katie@iacattlemen.org   Secretary Naig and Industry Representatives Comment on Tod (full story)


2019 BeefMeets in June - Thursday, May 16, 2019

  The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association will be holding five events around the state in June. This year’s BeefMeets will include education on policy and production topics, industry updates, a tradeshow and a meal. Not only will atten (full story)


2019 Iowa's Best Burger - Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Contact: Kylie Peterson, Director of Communications and Marketing, kylie@iabeef.org, 515-296-2305 Katie Olthoff, Director of Communications, katie@iacattlemen.org, 515-296-2266 Wood Iron Grille - Iowa’s Best Burger (full story)


Emergency CRP Grazing Available - Thursday, April 11, 2019

For several weeks now, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association has been working to help producers across the state adjust to the inclement and disastrous weather that has plagued our state. Today we applaud USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Execut (full story)


Top 10 Announced for Iowa’s Best Burger Contest - Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Iowans submitted nominations between February 11 – March 11 to kick off the quest to find the best burger in Iowa. Nominations were accepted online by the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. The number of vot (full story)


U.S. Beef and Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Friday, March 1, 2019

Accusations against the beef industry, including Iowa’s 28,000 beef producers, have recently been included in The Green New Deal and EAT-Lancet. However, research shows that eliminating meat consumption would only have a very minor impact (full story)


Eastern Iowa Feedlot Forums - Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is hosting three free educational events for feedlot producers in eastern Iowa in March. Each “Feedlot Forum” will include a free meal, a trade show, an update from the Iowa Cattlemen’s Ass (full story)


10th Annual Best Burger Contest Begins Feb. 11 - Monday, February 11, 2019

Contact: Kylie Peterson, Director of Marketing, IBIC, kylie@iabeef.org , 515-296-2305 Katie Olthoff, Director of Communications, ICA, katie@iacattlemen.org , 515-296-2266   Search Begins for Iowa’s Best Burger AMES (full story)


Outstanding Cattlemen Honored - Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Each year, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association honors outstanding cattlemen and women through several different awards. In December, awards were presented to cattle producers from Garner, Centerville and DeWitt at the Iowa Cattle Industry (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen set 2019 Policy - Friday, January 4, 2019

Big topics were on the agenda for December 6, as leaders from around the state met at the 2018 Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit. This annual event is where the association’s grassroots policy development culminates and policy for the fol (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen Applaud Passage of Farm Bill - Thursday, December 20, 2018

  The 2018 Farm Bill, which was passed by the U.S. House and Senate on December 12, was signed by by President Trump on December 20. "The Farm Bill offers crucial certainty for Iowa's cattle producers and farmers. We are encouraged (full story)


Iowa beef included in China’s proposed tariff hike - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Iowa’s agricultural products, including beef, have become victims of a trade war meant to benefit the US manufacturing industry. In addition to a 25% tariff on pork and ethanol that went into effect on April 2, the Chinese government (full story)


ICA Recognizes 2015 Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program Participants and Names 2016 Class - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

AMES, IOWA – Seventeen young Iowa cattle producers from around the state participated in the 2015 Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program (YCLP). The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association program is consists of a series of educational sessions (full story)


Environmental Stewards Honored at Iowa Cattle Industry Convention - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    AMES, IOWA – The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association has named Glenn and Bev Rowe, Lorimor, as winners of the 2015 Iowa Environmental Stewardship Award Program. Theirs has been a stewardship journey that started in Dallas Cou (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen’s Association names Outstanding Commercial Producer - Monday, December 14, 2015

AMES, IOWA– Every year, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association recognizes an outstanding commercial producer that continually goes above and beyond and “gives their all” to make the beef industry the best it can be. This year (full story)


Winners of ICA Carcass Challenge named - Friday, June 6, 2014

High quality beef and a moderate cost of production are two of the general measures that were used by the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association in its Carcass Challenge competition that wrapped up with awards in Ames this month. Awards to the top ste (full story)


Dave Petty named to ICA’s Hall of Fame - Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Dave Petty, Eldora, was named the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association 2013 Hall of Fame recipient at the Iowa Cattle Industry Convention, Dec. 9-11, in Altoona. Petty, who has a cow-calf and small feedyard, sees cattle production as a key part of env (full story)