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2018 Carcass Challenge is Complete - Thursday, June 7, 2018

      ICA is celebrating the conclusion of the 8th successful year of the Carcass Challenge program. Over the years, many cattlemen from around the state have contributed calves to this fed steer contest (full story)


3rd Annual BeefMeets - Thursday, May 10, 2018

Cattle producers invited to 3rd Annual Iowa Cattlemen’s Association BeefMeets Iowa cattle producers will convene at five locations across the state in June for the third annual BeefMeets. In addition to several educational sessions, a full (full story)


Iowa’s Best Burger is at Café Beaudelaire in Ames - Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Contact:  Brooke German, Director of Marketing,  brooke@iabeef.org , 515-296-2305                  Katie Olthoff, Director of Communications,  kati (full story)


Cover Crops for Fall Grazing Field Day - Thursday, April 26, 2018

Early interseeding—the seeding of a cover crop into corn between the V-3 and V-7 stages—is a fairly new practice that is gaining in popularity throughout the Corn Belt because of several potential benefits. Early interseeding may help (full story)


Iowa Environmental Stewardship Award Winner - Friday, April 20, 2018

Eddy Stock Farm: 2018 Environmental Stewardship Award Winners The 2018 Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Environmental Stewardship Award Program winner has always valued the land and the animals – livestock and wildlife – who depend (full story)


ICA’s Immigration Task Force heads to DC - Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Labor issues in agriculture, both on the farm and in related business, such as processing plants, has become an urgent issue, according to Iowa Cattlemen’s Association members. At the 2017 Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit, past ICA pre (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)


Cattlemen at the Capitol - Monday, March 26, 2018

Cowboy hats and polished boots have been a common sight around the grounds of the Iowa State House in 2018. In addition to the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association’s lobbyist, who is at the Capitol daily, ICA has also been using a boots-on-the (full story)


Iowa's Top 10 Best Burgers - Monday, March 19, 2018

Top 10 Best Burgers in Iowa Announced   Contact:  Brooke German, Director of Marketing,  brooke@iabeef.org , 515-296-2305                  Katie (full story)


Donations give Rock Valley FFA Students Skills for the Real World - Thursday, March 8, 2018

Students at a Sioux County, Iowa high school are being given the chance to learn how to use feedlot management tools after the addition of new laptops and software to their agricultural education program. The Rock Valley High School agricultural edu (full story)


Less than two weeks to nominate Iowa's Best Burger - Friday, March 2, 2018

Contact: Brooke German, Director of Marketing, brooke@iabeef.org , 515-296-2305                  Katie Olthoff, Director of Communications, katie@iabeef.org , 515-296 (full story)


Vote Feb. 12 - March 12 for Iowa's Best Burger - Monday, February 12, 2018

Contact: Brooke German, Director of Marketing, IBIC, brooke@iabeef.org, 515-296-2305   Katie Olthoff, Director of Communications, ICA, katie@iabeef.org, 515-296-2266 Search Begins for Iowa’s Best Burger AMES, IOWA &ndash (full story)


Upcoming Cow/Calf and Feedlot Forums - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Iowa Cattlemen’s Association to hold educational forums Each year, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) holds free or low-cost educational events around the state to help cattlemen and women improve their operations The even (full story)


Carstensens Inducted into Iowa Cattlemen's Association Hall of Fame - Wednesday, December 27, 2017

From Sac County to Asia, Carstensens’ impact on the beef industry is felt far and wide. Ames - Kevin and Terri Carstensen celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in November, and were inducted in to the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (full story)


Cattlemen discuss 2018 priorities at annual Leadership Summit - Thursday, December 14, 2017

AMES - Limiting the growth of environmental regulations, expanding international trade opportunities, and exploring ways to limit market volatility are top priorities for the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association in 2018. Last week’s Iowa Catt (full story)


Cattle producers complete Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program - Wednesday, November 29, 2017

AMES, IOWA – Twenty-seven young Iowa cattle producers from around the state participated in the 2017 Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program (YCLP). The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association program consists of a series of five educational (full story)


ELD Comment Deadline Approaching - Friday, November 24, 2017

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association encourages individuals to submit comments on the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule. Earlier this week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)held a meeting to announce that ag haul (full story)


Cattlemen can weigh in on 2018 policies at annual Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Cattlemen can weigh in on 2018 policies at annual Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit AMES - As part of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association’s mission to grow Iowa’s beef business through leadership, advocacy and education (full story)


Cattle producers invited to 2017 Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit - Wednesday, November 1, 2017

AMES - Cattle producers and friends of the industry are invited to attend the Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit and Annual Meeting on December 7 and 8. The event will be held at the CPMI Center in Ames. Interested attendees may register onlin (full story)


ICA pleased with Northey's appointment to USDA - Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey's appointment as undersecretary for farm production and conservation, at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The position is one of three created by new USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. Northey (full story)


Cattlemen and Friends raise $3 million for Ronald McDonald House Charities - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

ry Relations, Iowa Beef Industry Council: 515-296-2305, doug@iabeef.org Casey Allison, Eastern Iowa Membership Coordinator, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association: 515-296-2266, casey@iabeef.org Governor’s Charity Steer Show Raises over $274 (full story)


Governor’s Charity Steer Show celebrates 35th year at Iowa State Fair - Friday, August 4, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:   Doug Bear, Director of Industry Relations, (515) 296-2305 or doug@iabeef.org                  Katie Olthoff, Direc (full story)


ICA Stewards of the Land Pasture Walk - Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association has planned a pasture walk on Thursday, August 3 near Garden Grove. The educational evening will include information on improving soil health with managed grazing, a grazing stick demonstration, a fencing dem (full story)


Iowa Farm Wins Regional Environmental Award - Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Nemaha family farm, which supplies the beef for the 2017 Iowa’s Best Burger, was named the Region 3 winner of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) Environmental Stewardship Awards Program (ESAP.) The farm is now (full story)


ICA Adopts Interim Policy - Monday, July 10, 2017

Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Adopts Interim Policy on Cattle Marketing; Directives to Investigate Immigration, CRP, and Trichomoniasis Member feedback from the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association BeefMeets became interim policy (full story)


2017 Carcass Challenge Winners Announced - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Six years ago, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association developed a program to benefit Iowa cattle producers and friends of the industry. The Carcass Challenge Contest showcases Iowa’s feeder cattle genetics and feedyard performance; offers (full story)


ICA Political Action Committee Trap and Skeet Shoot scheduled for July - Thursday, June 18, 2015

AMES, IOWA – The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association’s Political Action Committee (PAC) is making their target the 2016 election. The first ever PAC exclusive event will take place at Highland Hideaway Hunting, 3127 160th Street in Riversi (full story)


ICA bull sales at Bloomfield, Dunlap show continued strength - Friday, April 10, 2015

The first two sales in the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) Bull Evaluation Program have resulted in a strong indication that Iowa cow-calf producers are seeking superior genetics for their commercial herds. At the first sale held in Bloom (full story)


Legal action against counties will not spur cooperation - Thursday, March 12, 2015

AMES, IOWA – The president of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association said he is disappointed with the decision by the quasi-public Des Moines Water Works to pursue legal action against drainage districts in Buena Vista, Sac and Calhoun cou (full story)


March feedlot forums planned in four locations - Friday, February 20, 2015

Whether it’s being prepared for an environmental inspection or an audit by a packer, Iowa feedyards need to comply with a variety of regulations. Being prepared to handle those, as well as being in tune with the market outlook, are all topics (full story)


Carcass Challenge participants can sign-up through Oct. 1 - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

For the fourth year, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is sponsoring a Carcass Challenge contest that lets cattle producers compare their genetics over a level playing field. The program provides for some good-natured head-to-head competition (full story)


ICA regional meetings scheduled for late August, early September - Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association will hold four regional meetings around the state, beginning later this month. This year, the regional meetings will have a strong state and federal legislative focus. Candidates for U.S. House and Senate (full story)


ICA bull test starts 30th year; reservations due Sept. 5 - Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The 2015 Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) bull tests and sales will mark the 30th anniversary of the ICA service which is well-known by both seedstock and commercial cattle producers. The performance bull test in Iowa was originally under (full story)


Governor's Charity Steer Show sets fund-raising record - Monday, August 11, 2014

$225,850 raised for Ronald McDonald House Charities For the third year in a row, the Governor’s Charity Steer Show exceeded its fund-raising record for Ronald McDonald House Charities.  The event earned $225,850 for the three Ronald McD (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)


Bridgewater cattle producers are nominees for environmental award - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bridgewater cattle producers are nominees for environmental award Nichols Farms LTD of Bridgewater is the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association’s nomination for the national Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP). This family farm (full story)


Iowa's Best Burger? Find it at Brick City Grill in Ames - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Iowa's Best Burger? Find it at Brick City Grill in Ames  The Brick City Grill in Ames is the 2014 winner of Iowa’s Best Burger contest. The restaurant is a first time entrant in the state-wide contest. And the response from owner Jas (full story)


Bull prices in Bloomfield up from year ago - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

For the fourth year in a row, the average sale price of the bulls in ICA’s Bloomfield sale was up from the previous year. A total of 37 bulls were offered, and the average sale price was $3,000. In 2013, the average sale price in Bloomfield (full story)


ICA kicks off 2014 bull sales, March 17 in Bloomfield; March 28 in Dunlap - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) will hold its first two performance-selected bull sales of the season on Monday, March 17, at the Bloomfield Livestock Auction Market in Bloomfield; and Friday, March 28 at the Dunlap Livestock Auction (full story)


ICA names young producers taking part in 2014 leadership program - Friday, February 14, 2014

Twenty-four young Iowa cattle producers from around the state are participating in the 2014 Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program (YCLP). The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association program is designed to develop personal, organizational, and communi (full story)


Farm Bill delivers little positive certainty for cattle producers - Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Iowa Cattlemen's Association is certainly appreciative of a farm bill finally being passed to provide some certainty for farmers. However, there is disappointment in specific outcomes that both Senate and House members supported, but were not (full story)


ICA members adopt policy for state, national issues - Thursday, January 2, 2014

More than 30 expiring policies of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association were reviewed during the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association annual meeting held during the Iowa Cattle Industry Convention in December. New policies were also proposed, and foll (full story)


ICA has leadership continuity as it heads into New Year - Monday, December 30, 2013

The leadership of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association will have strong continuity as 2014 begins. Ed Greiman, Garner, and Phil Reemtsma, DeWitt, were re-elected to serve second terms as President and President-Elect respectively during ICA&rsquo (full story)


South Dakota rancher relief goes over $28,000 - Monday, December 23, 2013

Iowa individuals and county cattlemen’s associations have provided assistance to the state challenge to join together and raise funds for the South Dakota ranchers who lost cattle and infras (full story)


Arcadia hosts West Central Iowa Beef Cattle Forum - Thursday, December 19, 2013

A mix of cow-calf and feedlot issues will be discussed at the West Central Iowa Beef Cattle Forum that will be held at the American Legion Hall in Arcadia on Wednesday, Jan 22. The 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (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)


ICA supports proposed rule change on Trichomoniasis testing - Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association submitted comments of support on a proposed rule change in Iowa regarding Trichomoniasis testing of bulls entering the state. Trichomoniasis, commonly called Trich, is a sexually transmitted disease that can lea (full story)


Challenge for Iowa cattlemen to raise funds for South Dakota ranchers - Friday, November 8, 2013

Iowa’s county cattlemen’s associations are are being challenged to join together in raising funds for the South Dakota ranchers who lost livestock during the untimely blizzards that hit the western part of that state in early October. (full story)