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CRP-Grasslands enrollment period now open - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

AMES, IOWA – Farmers in Iowa who agree to use sustainable grazing practices may be eligible to participate in the updated Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)-Grasslands Program. The CRP-Grasslands program was created by Congress through (full story)

Carcass Challenge participants can sign-up until Oct. 1 - Friday, September 11, 2015

AMES, IOWA –The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is on the hunt for 2016 ICA Carcass Challenge entries.  The Carcass Challenge, now in its fifth year, is an ICA sponsored contest that provides Iowa cattlemen the opportunity to test the (full story)

ICA seeks young cattlemen for leadership program - Thursday, September 10, 2015

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 Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program through October 1, 2015. (full story)

ICA bull and heifer evaluation program reservations due soon - Tuesday, September 01, 2015

AMES, IOWA – The 2016 Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) Bull and Heifer Evaluation Program tests and sales will mark the 31st anniversary of the ICA service which is well-known by both seedstock and commercial cattle producers.  (full story)

Local youth recognized at Iowa State Fair - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Local youth recognized at Iowa State Fair DES MOINES, IOWA – Two Iowa youth from two Iowa counties were recognized for their achievements with their purebred breeding heifer projects this week at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. The Iowa (full story)

Governor's Charity Steer Show raises $222,652; Sets new steer record - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Records were broken at the 33rd annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show, which raised $222,652 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa. This year’s event featured the second-highest selling auction, including the highest selling ste (full story)

“Sampson” rules Iowa State Fair’s 2015 Super Bull contest - Monday, August 17, 2015

AMES, IOWA – The winner of the Iowa State Fair’s “Super Bull Contest” is a Red Angus bull named “Sampson.” Sampson is owned by the Jim & Danelle Skartvedt and family of Atlantic. Sampson weighed in at 2,893 (full story)

Iowa Cattlemen provide nutritious beef choices to RAGBRAI riders - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

AMES, IA - RAGBRAI riders and supporters had no trouble finding a tasty meal, thanks to county affiliates of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. Both Iowa cattlemen and women lined up daily to serve thousands of RAGBRAI riders safe, quality and (full story)

Iowa Cattlemen’s Association hosts first PAC sporting clay shoot - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

AMES, IA - The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Political Action Committee (PAC) hosted its first-ever Sporting Clay Shoot on Saturday, July 11 in Riverside. “The PAC committee was looking for a fun, new and exciting way to raise funds for (full story)

Iowa cattle producer is finalist for national environmental award - Friday, July 17, 2015

AMES, IA - Southwest Iowa cattle producers have been selected as the Region 3 winner of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s program that highlights exceptional work done by cattle producers to protect and enhance the environment (full story)

ICA membership tops 10,000 third year in row - Wednesday, July 08, 2015

AMES, IOWA – The Iowa Cattlemen's Association saw its fifth year of growth during its 2015 membership drive, finishing with 10,080 members. This is the third year in a row that ICA has finished the membership year with over 10,000 members. (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)

Iowa Cattlemen's Association holds Summer Policy Conference - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AMES, IA – More than 120 Iowa Cattlemen’s Association members gathered at the Hansen Ag Student Learning Center in Ames on Thursday, June 11 to review ICA policies and attend educational sessions. Currently, ICA maintains more than 130 (full story)

Shelby County golfers sweep Beef Masters Open - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AMES, IOWA – Golfers from Shelby county walked away with the top prizes at the Beef Masters West tournament. The open was held at Lake Panorama National Golf Resort in Guthrie County. The E4 Sons team from Shelby County took home both the (full story)

Iowa Cattleman attends NCBA Young Cattlemen's Conference - Tuesday, June 09, 2015

AMES, IOWA - Over 50 cattle producers from across the country and across the industry participated in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s 2015 Young Cattlemen’s Conference including one member from the Iowa Cattlemen&rsquo (full story)

ICA comments on proposted WOTUS rule - Thursday, May 28, 2015

AMES, IOWA – On May 27, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers released the final “Waters of the United States” proposed rule. In its current language the rule unilaterally strips private property rights (full story)

ICA will hold Summer Policy Conference June 11 - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

AMES, IOWA – Members of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association will come together on Thursday, June 11, to begin discussions about policy issues their association needs to develop or change as they look forward to 2016. Members are the vital (full story)

ICA's Tama sale finished a strong sale season - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

At the final sale of the season for the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Bull Evaluation Program, the average price of 69 bulls sold was $3,432. That was the highest average at the Tama location; and it was the third highest historically. The highe (full story)

Carcass Challenge event will name winners of 2015 contest - Monday, May 11, 2015

AMES, IOWA –The winners of the 2015 Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Carcass Challenge program will be announced June 11, at the Hansen Ag Student Learning Center in Ames. The program, which is finishing its fourth year, showcases Iowa&rsq (full story)

Iowa Cattlemen's Association to host June pasture walks - Friday, May 08, 2015

AMES, IOWA– The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is holding three pasture walks in mid-June, giving cow-calf producers in northeast, east and south central parts of the state an opportunity to hear from experts on brush management and maximiz (full story)

Iowa's Best Burger is at The Cider House in Fairfield - Monday, May 04, 2015

AMES, IOWA – When we say this year’s winner of Iowa’s Best Burger award is using all beef in their 6-1/2-oz. hamburger patties, it’s not an oversimplification. The Cider House in Fairfield buys locally grown cattle, and uses (full story)

ICA makes comments on federal dietary guidelines - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

AMES, IOWA – The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association submitted comments today on the recommendations for Dietary Guidelines being considered by U.S. Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ICA’s comments focus (full story)

Goal-oriented process builds a legacy of environmental stewardship - Monday, April 13, 2015

The physical distance between the first and current farm operations of Iowa’s 2015 Iowa Environmental Stewardship Award Program winners is short; just 50 miles. But if you look at the progression of the stewardship journey Glenn and Bev Rowe (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)

Iowa cattle producers must respond to Dietary Guidelines recommendations - Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Confusion does accurately describe the recommendations that have come out from the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. That’s why Iowa cattle producers are being asked to be part of the effort to comment on those recommendations which (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)

Drainage districts target of pending lawsuit - Friday, January 16, 2015

Three northwest Iowa counties are the bull's-eye for heated discussion about farmers and their impact on water quality. On Jan. 8, the board of trustees for the Des Moines Water Works (DMWW), announced that it intended to file a citizen&rsquo (full story)

Check out the videos from the Iowa Cattle Industry Convention - Friday, January 16, 2015

For the first time, the Iowa Cattle Industry Convention is making available via YouTube many of the presentations made at the event. Matt Deppe, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association CEO   Welcome Address Warren Weibert, Feedyard Cons (full story)

Seedstock marketing to feedlot facility design are topics at 2014 Iowa cattle convention - Tuesday, November 11, 2014

AMES, IOWA– The Iowa Cattle Industry Convention will be held Dec. 8-10, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport Conference Center. The convention program on Dec. 8 and 9 will provide educational opportunity to all Iowa cattle producers: see (full story)

ICA + Eby = Solid Performance. - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is excited about its partnership with Eby to offer a new member benefit to ICA members. ICA and Eby are both known for solid performances, and our partnership extends that promise to ICA members. Since 1938 (full story)

Prepare cattle to come through cold weather - Monday, October 27, 2014

Prepare cattle to come through cold weather Freezing temperatures have already arrived this fall, and it doesn’t take much imagination to get us back to the harsh, on-going cold weather and winds we dealt with during the winter of 2013-14. (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 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)

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 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)

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 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)

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 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)