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Farmers encouraged to watch cattle closely for heat stress - Monday, July 21, 2014

High temperatures, high humidity, solar radiation, and low-speed winds create the perfect environment for heat stress in cattle. The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is encouraging the state’s cattle producers to be prepared to make some chan (full story)


Winners of ICA Carcass Challenge named - Friday, June 06, 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)


Summer is full of Beef Quality Assurance training - Thursday, June 05, 2014

One man and ten cattle. He moves them through a bud box, around a pen, into a tub and through a chute on his own. No raised voices, waving hands or electronic prods. Veterinarian and BQA trainer Kip Lukasiewicz knows that none of those tactics are (full story)


Cattle producers encouraged to comment on facility rules - Thursday, May 08, 2014

AMES, IOWA – The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is asking cattle producers to make comments on proposed administrative rules for Iowa livestock facilities. The proposed rules are a result of a months-long negotiation between the Iowa (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)


Summer Policy Conference will feature animal handling, Carcass Challenge awards - Thursday, April 03, 2014

The Summer Policy Conference will be held in Ames, June 5-6, 2014. Activities at the event will be held at the new Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center that opened in January. On Thursday, June 5, the focus will squarely be on cattle. (full story)


Bull prices in Bloomfield up from year ago - Wednesday, April 02, 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 lobbies for increased dollars for Ag Experiment Station - Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Fifty people representing the beef cattle industry made an impact with Iowa legislators and state workers during Cattlemen at the Capitol on April 2. First, there was the face-to-face lobbying that took place in the morning as ICA members met (full story)


Iowa's Best Burger? Find it at Brick City Grill in Ames - Wednesday, April 02, 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)


Top Ten named for Iowa’s Best Burger contest - Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The nominations for Iowa’s Best Burger shows that whether you live in a town of 800 people or a metropolitan area of over half a million people, great hamburgers are being served across the state. Iowans submitted more than 9,600 nomination (full story)


Registrations being taken for 25th Annual Beef Masters Open - Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Dates and locations have been set for the 2014 Beef Masters Open tournaments. The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association will hold the west tournament June 23 at Lake Panorama National Golf Course in Panora. The east tournament will be Aug. 4 at the Wild (full story)


ICA kicks off 2014 bull sales, March 17 in Bloomfield; March 28 in Dunlap - Tuesday, March 04, 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)


Feedlot forums Mar. 20, 21 in Maquoketa, Clear Lake - Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is hosting two Feedlot Forums to help producers understand the process of the EPA/DNR workplan, and to introduce them to technical service providers that can work with them to prepare for a site evaluation. (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)


ICA proposal becomes interim policy at NCBA - Friday, February 07, 2014

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association was successful during the 2014 Cattle Industry Annual Convention in moving a resolution forward that would define one national auditing process for producers. Tyson Foods, Inc. announced in October 2012 that (full story)


CattleFax, BQA offer free opportunities - Thursday, February 06, 2014

Two opportunities to try products that can improve profitability for cattle producers were announced the first week of February during the National Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, TN. Through the end of February, CattleFax is offering unlim (full story)


Farm Bill delivers little positive certainty for cattle producers - Tuesday, February 04, 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 02, 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 03, 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 08, 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)