The Iowa Cattlemen's Association is proud to support nearly 10,000 members and 97 local county organizations.

Our Mission: Grow Iowa's beef business through advocacy, leadership and education.

Many Iowa cattle producers and related businesses go above and beyond base dues and make an additional investment in the future of Iowa’s beef industry through the ICA President’s Council, as a Friend of the Industry Booster, donating to the Carcass Challenge, through the ICA Brand Wall and by investing their “Fair Share.”

Fair Share
ICA President’s Council
Friend of the Industry Boosters
Carcass Challenge
ICA Brand Wall
Iowa Cattleman Online Magazine

Printable Membership Form
Online Membership Form
Producer Membership
Friend of the Industry Membership
County Cattlemen's Associations
Calendar of Events

Fair Share

Fair Share is an avenue for Iowa’s cattlemen to invest in the successful future of their cattle industry. Fair Share investment is 25¢ per head of operational capacity annually.

Why is Fair Share important and how does ICA use it?

It’s imperative that the cattle industry be at-the-ready to respond to any issues that challenge our way of life. Information and the way it’s shared has changed. Social media and digital  communications have enabled the general public to research and respond to issues quickly. The cattle business is increasingly impacted by these issues and it’s more important now than ever before, that ICA has the resources and tools to stand up on behalf of all Iowa cattlemen to preserve our livelihood.

Issues Response

Fair Share sets a place at the table for ICA regarding current and recent issues such as:

  • Foreign Animal Disease preparedness and response
  • Nuisance lawsuit protections
  • Continuing to protect Iowa’s fence law
  • 2018 Farm Bill
  • International trade
  • Regulations governing new livestock barns

Example: In July, 2017, when an Iowa activist group pushed for revisions to the master matrix, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association pushed back. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement wanted to increase rules and regulations governing new livestock barns, but thanks to the investment of our members, ICA was able to effectively advocate on behalf of cattle producers. As attacks continue on Iowa agriculture, ICA will continue to defend your right to raise cattle in the state of Iowa.

Public Relations

ICA is committed to sharing the story of Iowa’s cattlemen and maintaining your freedom to operate. Our cattlemen are hardworking, caring family farmers who are proud of the safe, nutritious, quality food they raise, and we use social and traditional media to spread that message whenever possible.

Membership Awareness and Voice

When industry issues arise, ICA involves members to coordinate and communicate Iowa’s beef industry response. Members are also encouraged to use their voice and provide comments to the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association on topics and issues important to them. Whether your input is given at a listening session, district meeting, through a survey or over the phone - ICA staff and leadership will attend meetings to relay Iowa cattlemen’s concerns on issues important to Iowa’s cattle producers.

To contribute your Fair Share today, please download a membership form or pay online. 

President's Council

Established in 1987 as a special group of select, allied-industry companies dedicated to the beef industry, the Iowa Cattlemen's Association President's Council makes an investment in the future of Iowa's beef industry.

Each member gives $5,000 annually for the development of special long-term programs, educational activities, leadership training and broad-based informational programs which normally fall outside the Iowa Cattlemen's Association's membership supported budget.

The President's Council establishes a communications link between Iowa's cattle producers and our participating companies. Through tours, events and seminars, ICA members have the opportunity to touch base with this elite group of businesses, which are all interested in the future of cattle producers.

If you are interested in becoming an ICA President's Council member, please email Adair Lents, Director of Industry Relations, or call 515-296-2266.

The list below are current members of the ICA President's Council.
* Denotes Founder Members.

ADM Animal Nutrition
Biozyme, St. Joseph, MO
BPI, Inc, Dakota Dunes, SD
Byron Seeds
Cargill, www.cargill.com
Corteva Agriscience, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont
D&R Feed, Victor, IA
Darling Ingredients, LLC*, Des Moines, IA 
Diamond V, Cedar Rapids, IA
Elanco Animal Health, Overland Park, KS
Farm Credit Services of AmericaOmaha, NE 
First National Bank, Ames, Ankeny, Johnston, Valley Junction, West Des Moines
Holstein Manufacturing, Holstein, IA 

KentMuscatine, IA 
McDonald's, Coralville, IA
Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.Des Moines, Fort Dodge, Sioux City, Waterloo, Omaha
Prairie Creek Seed,Cascade, IA 
Producer's Livestock, Omaha
Purina Animal Nutrition LLCFort Dodge, IA
Rabo AgriFinance
Ritchie Industries, Inc.*, Conrad, IA
Summit Livestock Facilities (An FBi Buildings Company)Remington, IN
Tyson Fresh Meats
Wilson Trailer, Sioux City, IA

Friend of the Industry Boosters

Boosters are county cattlemen’s associations, companies and individuals who support the Iowa cattle industry beyond the basic membership level.

2017 $1000 Boosters

Clarke County Cattlemen’s Association • Crawford County Cattlemen’s Association • Jones County Cattlemen’s Association • Mills-Montgomery County Cattlemen’s Association • Polk County Cattlemen’s Association • Sac County Cattlemen’s Association • Allflex USA Inc. • Animat • Bomgaars, Torrey Wingert • Deluxe Animal Health • Green Plains Renewable Energy • Humboldt Mutual Insurance Association • Iowa Premium, Tim Sweeney • JED’s Construction • Kunafin The Instectary, Frank Junfin • Lytton Farm Equipment, Mike Penniman • Norbrook • Mississippi Media Valley • Sinclair Tractor, Bob Sinclair

Carcass Challenge

Iowa’s beef cattle production sectors—seedstock, cow/calf, backgrounder, and feedyard, each play a key role in determining final cattle performance and carcass quality. ICA’s Carcass Challenge is an ongoing effort to demonstrate continuous industry-wide improvement within Iowa. As Iowa’s only statewide fed-beef competition, the ICA Carcass Challenge was created to:

1. Showcase Iowa’s beef cattle genetics, feedyard management, and modern technology.
2. Offer Iowa’s cattle industry a fun and competitive statewide fed-beef contest to highlight Iowa’s beef production advantages.
3. Provide leadership and learning opportunities through the ICA Young Cattlemen's Leadership Program (YCLP).
4. Generate additional non-dues ICA revenue to grow Iowa’s beef business through advocacy, leadership and education.

Each November, steer-sponsors donate 700 lb. steer calves to compete in this prestigious Iowa fed-beef contest. Steers complete 180-200 days on feed to an average 1,400 lb., market-ready end point. Cash prizes and special awards are presented to contributors of the Top 10% of individual steers based on the “Retail Value per Day on Feed,” recognizing both feedyard performance and end carcass merit. In 2017, a $5,000 cash prize will be paid to the Champion Steer donor(s). Awards for outstanding individual carcass results will also be presented. Every effort is made to deliver maximum cattle efficiency, carcass value and net revenue of all steers.

From July to October, YCLP members recruit steers for the contest. Individual ICA members, allied businesses, county associations and other entities have generously donated steers to compete for “Iowa’s Best Beef Carcass” steer honors. Read more about the Carcass Challenge here.

2018 Carcass Challenge Donors include:

Kevin Allman/Jeff Kaffka
Valley Vet Center/Cherokee County Cattlemen
Innovative Ag Services/River Valley Coop
Emmet County Cattlemen
Larry Johnson/Cargill Animal Nutrition-Kevin Gassman
Renew Ag Supply
RL Flechvieh/B&B Farm Store/Fat Chef Catering LLC
Brandt Farms/Nodaway Valley Feeders
Werner Family Angus/ Ringgold County Cattlemen
Steve & Judy Kennedy/21st Century/Zak & Emily Kennedy
Adams County Cattlemen
Fremont County Cattlemen/Longinaker Farms
Cedar, Scott, Muscatine County Cattlemen
Steve & Trent Rehder/ Kent & Sylvia Pruismann
David Rasmussen/Coon River Gate Company
Custom Precast
Heartland Simmentals/Iowa Simmental Association
Knoxville Regional Livestock Market
Massena Livestock-Mark&Al Venteicher
Loren Truellson/Clinton Co Cattlmen
Franklin County Cattlemen
Linn County Cattlemen
Brad Kooima
Hammenville Cattle
Spring Valley Ranch/Iowa Simmental Association
AMVC/ Iowa Maine Association/American Maine-Anjou Association
Kossuth County Cattlemen/JD Morris
Mike Holden/Greene County Cattlemen
Madison County Cattlemen
Deluxe Animal Health/VanderVeen Family Farms
Sioux & Lyon County Cattlemen
Marcel & Suzie Sebetka
Butler County Cattlemen
Bob Noble/Brad Balsley
Hawkeye Breeders/Mason Fleenor
Converse Cattle Company
New Balance Commodities/Schuler
Mills-Montgomery Cattlemen/Doug Borkowski 
Herdbuilder-Bryce Lehman/Cascade Livestock Auction/Marks Locker
Collison Veterinary Service/Lytton Farm Equipment
Polk County Cattlemen
Joe & James Johnson/Jackson County Cattlemen
ScottLand Genetics/Iowa Simmental Association/Mahaska County Cattlemen
Ida County Cattlemen
ScottLand Genetics/Garver's Animal Health Clinic/ Bard Materials
Bloomfield Livestock Auction/Schooley Cattle Company
Riverview Trucking
Fremont County Cattlemen/Walter Family Stock Farm
First Co-op/Elanco
Sterling Cattle Co/ Pixley Family Simmentals/Iowa Simmental Association
JJB Cattle Company
SJS Cattle Company/ North River Cattle Company
A to Z Feeders
Mahaska & Marion County Cattlemen
Craig Miller/Crawford County Cattlemen
BECC Inc./Malcom Seed & Stock/ Fremont County Cattlemen
Cherokee County Cattlemen
Mosher Angus/Rob Medberry
Cooperative Farmer's Elevator & Purina Animal Nutrition
Dennis Clarahan/ G Walker
Carrol County Cattlemen/ 3 N Farms
Fremont County Cattlemen/DBM Cattle
Decatur County Cattlemen/Amy Hamilton
Pine View Angus/Tri-Vet Associates
Kent Nutrition Group
Ruby Cattle Co./Iowa Simmental Association
KM Cattle Co./Select Sires/Guthrie County Cattlemen
Worth County Cattlemen
Drummond Bros./Yardley Cattle Co./Iowa Simmental Association
Wiese and Sons Hereford Cattle/Iowa Hereford Breeders Association/Carroll Vet Clinic/Farm Service Cooperative
Steve Holtz-Bennett Farm/Producers Livestock
Winnishiek, Clayton, Fayette County Cattlemen
Clay Co. Cattlemen/Adam Binder
Customized Cattle Solutions/Natural Fertilizer Solutions
Cherne Angus/ Hosch & Sons
Cobett Waterers/KM Cattle Co.
DMACC Agribusiness

Brand Wall

The Brand Wall, which started in 1995, is a source of pride for Iowa producers and a way to recognize families in Iowa’s cattle industry in a business that remains family-oriented. The wall was completed in 2017, when the last 15 spots were filled in. Over the years, 160 members have donated $1000 to the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association.Those members include: 


Glass House Farms, Ltd.: Richard & Rita Godfrey of Henderson, IA

JEM Angus: John & Emily Putney of Gladbrook, IA

Travis Jones of Ionia, IA

Kaisand Farm Corp.: David & Denise Kaisand of Kellogg, IA

Kooima Family Farms: Brad & Kathy Kooima & Matt, Kayla & Kristin of Rock Valley, IA

Rafter 4L Ranch: Ron Jr., Jen, Logan & Keagon Lyon of Van Meter, IA

Ross Land & Cattle LLC: Kevin & Sara Ross & Family of Minden, IA

Schuiteman Feedlot: Joel & Karen Schuiteman of Sioux Center, IA

Schwarck Farms: Michael Schwarck of Riceville, IA

Stream Farms: Aric & Angie Stream & Palen & Dawson of Bedford, IA

Streets Cattle Farms:  Steve & Carmen Streets & Peter, Ryan & Dillon of Wyoming, IA

Trans Ova Genetics: David Faber of Sioux Center, IA

Van Zee Commodities of Sioux Center, IA

Vermeer & Sons Feedlot: Darrell, Jeris, Darren & Nathan Vermeer of Sioux Center, IA

Winterfeld Brokerage & Feedlot: David Winterfeld of Sioux Center, IA


Thoma Beef Feedlot, Wesley M. Thoma, JesupV&L Farms, LeRoy and Valene Schneiders and Family, Dundee

Walter Family Stock Farm, Families of Gary and Mary Kay Walter, Farragut

McNeis Farms, est. 1903, Joe & Kim, Preston & Lauren and Cassie McNees, New Market

R Hills Ranch, Dr. Gary and Georgia Runyon, Allerton


3D Rueber, Dick, Dean, David & Dakota Rueber, Westgate/Luxemburg

Amana Farms, Amana

Amstutz Cattle, Aaron & Mindy, Brandt, Tucker & Wesley Amstutz, Bloomfield

Clan Farms, Nicholas & Sue Hunt, Atlantic

Deering Prairie View Farms, Charles & Kim, Kelsie, Tanner, Whitney, & Morgan Deering, Postville

Miller Farms, Thom and Mary Miller, Mollie, Abby, Eli & Katie, Winfield

River Family Farms, Ross and Vivian River, Maquoketa

Smith Family Farms, Eric, Dainna, Dustin, Emily & Liz Smith, Decorah

SP Genetics, Isaiah Shnurman, Sampson Shnurman & Travis Parton, Bevington

Spring Valley Ranch, Matt & Cassie Winters & Family, Volga

Ultra Ova, Toby & Casie Muller & Family, Adair


Phil & Gayle Anstey & Family, Corning

Bar Z Ranch, Steve & Becky Zinke, Corning

Beavers Cattle Farms, Frank & LeAnn Beavers & Brett & Tina Beavers, Colo

Kisling Custom Cattle Working, Steve "Pee Wee" Kisling, Keosauqua

Prairie Hills Farms, Jim & Nancy Pellett & Family, Atlantic

RJTnT Miniture Herefords, Ron & Janice Klimesh, Troy & Tyler, Lawler

Rowe Farms, Justin & Corinne Rowe & Family, Dallas Center

S&B Cattle Co., Lexington, KY

Sampson Feedyard, Brian & Deborah Sampson, Alex & Bryce, Nevada

Shawn's Hay Grinding, Shawn & Jami Ritter, Keystone

Sioux Automation Center, Sioux Center


Eby Trailers, Milt Eby, Story City

Har-Mar Farms, Mike & Linda Cline & Family, Elgin

Idlewild Farm, In Memory of Clarence Vos and Leroy Vos and Lowell & Judy Vos, Kingsley

J&R Farms, Jeff & Robbin Weier & Family, Denison

Petersen Family Farm Corp., Dan & Shirley Petersen, Muscatine

Smith Farms, Inc., Lynn & Joy Smith and Seth & Etta Smith, Nemaha

Timber Top Angus Farm, Dwight & Sue Muir, Rippey

Wiederstein Pure Angus Farm, Ed & Nicki Wiederstein & Family, Audubon

Ziskovsky Family Farms, Vernon, Marilyn & Norm Ziskovsky, Swisher


Braun Farms, Roger & Blanche, Wayne & Michelle & Oliver Braun, Durant

Deppe Angus, Dennis & Jennifer Deppe & Family, Waverly

Graham Angus Farm, George & Randy Graham, Gilman

Kent Nutrition Group, Muscatine

Koopman Hay & Forage LLC, Dennis & LuElla Koopman & Family, Newhall

S&B Feedyard, Inc., Brian & Shiela Bentley, Macedonia

Teddee Farms, Ted & Dee Ann Paulsrud & Family, Danbury

The Rolling B, Roger & Betty Brummett, BedfordTom & Jane Hotz, Lone Tree 


Bentley East Inc., Bruce & Ruby Bentley, Macedonia

Bettin Feedlot, Mike & Deb Bettin and Family, Odebolt

Bonnichsen Family, Tom & Rebecca Bonnichsen and Royce & Charlotte Bonnichsen, Letts

Burken Family, Jerome & Janis Burken and Family, Clinton

Carson Feeders, Inc.; Carson

Christensen Feedlot, Russ & Mary and Jim & Julie Christensen, Royal

Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference, Ottumwa

Curran Cattle Co., Mike and Kelliee Curran, Chariton

D&R Feed, Inc.,  Delmar & Rose Bayer, Victor

Dallmeyer Farms, Kurt & Jan Dallmeyer, Wellman

Faidley Farms, Donald & Dorothy Faidley, Colfax

Glenora Feedyard & Sievers Family Farms, Glenn & Norma Sievers and Bryan & Lisa Sievers, New Liberty

Greiman Brothers, Ed & Cindy Greiman and Matt & Angie Greiman, Garner

Lytton Farm Equipment, Mike & Susan Penniman, Lytton

Nash Farms, Kurt Nash, Kingsley

Neiss Family, Scott & Julie Niess and Cody and Callie Niess, Osage

McGregor Farms, Scott & Tracy McGregor, Nashua

Rob & Dawn Medberry, Rob, Dawn, Max, Madelin, Maria & Mayleigh Medberry, Volga

Silver Creek Feeders, Roger & Jill Chambers, Treynor

Triple R Ranch, Gene & Marita Rouse, Adam, Paul and Julie, Huxley


Dean & Jean Black, Black Land & Cattle, Somers

Francis & Karol Bormann, Bormann Red Angus-Simmental, Livermore

Kirkwood Community College, Hoof-N-Horn Club, Cedar Rapids

Mike & Dianna Nolin, Jess, Wyatt & Gene, Nolin Red Angus, Monroe

Robert & Hope Mendenhall & Family, Garden Grove

Keith & Dana Wellhausen, Wellhausen Farms, Inc., Clarinda


Jack & Vici Giltner

Rex, JoAnn, Fritz, Tamra & R.C. James, James Red Angus

Jeff & Twila Longnecker & family, Longnecker Cattle Co.

Chris & Barb Nelson, Nelson Simmentals & Angus

Todd, Kristi, Colten & Trenton Drake, Nodaway Valley Feeders LLC

Sid & Sparky Wellman, Wellman Cattle Company


James Bradford, Brad Z Ranch

William Couser, Couser Cattle Co.

Howard Mogler, Mogler Stock Farms

Harold Peyton, Peyton, Inc.

Daniel Phelps, Dan Phelps Feedlot

John Fluit, Jr.

Duane Warden, Warden Farms


John & Arlys Hall, Brookside Farms

Craig & Margaret White, White Family Farms

Kent & Sylvia Pruismann, Rock River Feeders

Bob & Verana Johnson, RVJ Land Inc.

Larry & Mary Lou Johnson, Johnson Family Farm, Inc.

Will & Deb Frazee, Frazee Farms LTD

Alan & Lisa Albright, Albright Farms, Inc.


Paul & Margery Jones

Merle Witt, Witt & Son

Allan Zellmer, A-Z Feeders

Kirk & Lynn Brandt, Brandt Angus Farm

Vince & Jane Colllison, Collison Embryo

Doug & Judy Wedemeyer, Rainbow Valley Farms, Inc.

Bloomfield Livestock Market, Inc.

Larry Carlson, Carlson Farm

Steve & Shari Rehder, 3R Feedlot


Ralph & Joyce Neill, Douglas Center Stock Farm

Bob Blomme, Audubon-Manning Vet Clinic

Dean & Maureen Freed, Horizon Beef

Quality Liquid Feeds

Brenton Brothers


Jim Gregory, Gregory Feedlots, Inc.

Dean & Betty Whitehead

Steve & Penny Radakovich, Radakovich Cattle Co.

Trent Johnson, Johnston Charolais

David Kalsem, Kalsem Farm, Inc.


Steve Olson, Olson Acres

Butch & Patsy Neumeyer, Golden Chute Ranch

Scott Hansen, Two Sisters Ranch

Rick Keith


Ronald Seuntjens

Dave Petty, Iowa River Ranch

Kenneth & Phyllis Cheers

Iowa State University

ICA Bull Evaluation Program

Leonard Harris

Kevin & Terri Carstensen, Bar V Feedlots


Lloyd RankMarshall & Jon KingRex Wilhelm, Wilhelm Family Angus

Mark & Jennifer Williams

Hinners Family

Jim Milani

John Lacey

John & Connie Greig, Little Acorn Ranch


Junior Cooper

Wanda Nelson

Amana Society

Chuck & Carol Balvanz

Jim & Ann Werner

Craig Utesch, Triple U Ranch

Richard Derscheid, Four D Grain Cattle

Lee Faris

Gerald Anderson, Flying A Cattle Company

Wythe Willey

Noller & Frank Farms

Charlie Van Meter

Jim Jury

Scott & Don Lauritsen

Ned Stanzel

Glenn & Bev Rowe