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Iowa's Best Burger is at The Chuckwagon in Adair - Monday, May 02, 2016

AMES, IOWA – The 2016 Iowa’s Best Burger has been found in Adair at The Chuckwagon Restaurant. The Chuckwagon embraces the rich history of Adair through its restaurant and menu offerings. The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA (full story)


Iowa Cattle Industry Convention replaced by regional BeefMeets - Thursday, April 28, 2016

For the past several years, the Iowa Cattle Industry Convention has offered cattlemen in Iowa a chance to learn about the latest advancements in the cattle industry, develop policy for the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and network with other (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen's Association names Environmental Stewardship Awards Program Winners - Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association has named AJ and Kellie Blair, Dayton, as winners of the 2016 Iowa Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP). The Blairs show a dedication to the environment on their modern, diversified livestock farm (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen Urge Passing of Trans-Pacific Partnership - Monday, April 11, 2016

Washington, DC - Several Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) leaders and staff members are headed to our nation’s capital this week to meet with legislators on behalf of Iowa’s cattle producers. A key issue that will be discussed (full story)


Iowa Beef Checkoff Updates Signed into Law by Governor Branstad - Friday, April 01, 2016

AMES - Governor Branstad signed into law changes to the Iowa Beef Checkoff on March 31. Changes to the code were a priority for the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association in 2016. The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association thanks state Representatives (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen Appreciate Tax Coupling Relief - Monday, March 21, 2016

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association applauds Governor Branstad for signing into law state tax coupling w ith portions of federal tax code Section 179. This action follows movement from the Iowa House and Senate earlier this week. The (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen Anticipate Tax Coupling Relief - Thursday, March 10, 2016

  AMES - The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association thanks Iowa House and Senate Ways and Means Committees for supporting a bill that would couple state taxes with portions of federal tax code Section 179.  In 2015, Congress permanently ext (full story)


ICA Opposes CME’s Proposed Worthing Discount - Friday, March 04, 2016

The CME Group recently announced changes to amend the Live Cattle futures rules concerning delivery . ICA strongly advises CME to reject the current proposal specific to live cattle futures contract specifications for the Worthing, SD delivery (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation scholarship deadline is March 15 - Tuesday, March 01, 2016

AMES, IOWA – High school seniors who have been involved in cattle or beef activities may be eligible for scholarships from the Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation. Eligible students must graduate from high school this year, and meet any of these crit (full story)


Iowa Foundation Heifer Award Winner Announced - Tuesday, March 01, 2016

AMES, IOWA – Matt Brinkman of Audubon, Iowa is this year’s winner of the Iowa Foundation Heifer Award. Each year, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation partners with the Iowa Beef Breeds Council to provide an amazing opportunity for (full story)


FREE Feedlot Forums to be held in March - Friday, February 12, 2016

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association has three educational events scheduled for feedlot operators in March.   The feedlot forums will offer a market outlook and discussion on the quickly approaching Veterinary Feed Directive. Attendees (full story)


Iowa Cattle Producers Supportive of Proposed State Checkoff - Thursday, February 11, 2016

Survey shows 80% support 50 cent state checkoff For the past few years, Iowa’s cattle industry has shown interest in increasing funding for vital needs, such as promotion of our beef industry and production research specific to Iowa. (full story)


Iowans honored at National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention - Thursday, February 04, 2016

Several Iowa cattle producers were honored at last week’s National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention in San Diego. Dave Petty, a cow-calf and small feedlot operator from Eldora, was honored for his work with NCBA’s Enviro (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen disappointed in President Obama’s veto of WOTUS Resolution - Wednesday, January 20, 2016

AMES, IOWA– After bi-partisan passage in both chambers of Congress, President Obama vetoed Senate Joint Resolution 22, disapproval of the EPA’s “waters of the United States” rule. The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association strongl (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Adopts New Policies at Annual Meeting - Friday, January 15, 2016

AMES, IOWA– After bi-partisan passage in both chambers of Congress, President Obama vetoed Senate Joint Resolution 22, disapproval of the EPA’s “waters of the United States” rule. The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association strongl (full story)


2015 Dietary Guidelines a Victory for Iowa’s Cattlemen - Thursday, January 07, 2016

AMES, IOWA – The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), reaffirm the role of lean beef in a healthy diet and confirm that (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen’s Association to hold educational forums - Monday, December 28, 2015

AMES, IOWA– In an effort to provide continuing education to Iowa’s beef producers, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) will hold 3 educational forums in January 2016. The first event will be held at Northeast Iowa Community (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)


Families and Businesses add to Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Brand Wall - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

AMES, IOWA– Eleven members of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association added their family and/or business brands to the ICA Brand Wall this year. The Brand Wall started in 1995, when 10 ICA members wanted to go an extra step in support of ICA. (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)


Seedstock Producer of the Year recognized at Iowa Cattle Industry Convention - Monday, December 14, 2015

AMES, IOWA– The Iowa Beef Breeds Council named Douglas and Glenda Schroeder of Clarence the 2016 Iowa Outstanding Seedstock Producer of the Year at the Iowa Cattle Industry Convention in December. The purpose of the Iowa Seedstock Producer (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen’s Association inducts Nancy Degner into Hall of Fame - Monday, December 14, 2015

AMES, IOWA– This year’s recipient of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Hall of Fame award is Nancy Degner. Nancy was nominated by the Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) as a shining example of an individual that has given over (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen support COOL Repeal - Thursday, December 10, 2015

AMES, IOWA– At this week’s Iowa Cattle Industry Convention, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) members adopted new policy supporting a full repeal of Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling. ICA currently has three policy (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen’s Association thanks Carcass Challenge Donors - Thursday, November 19, 2015

AMES, IOWA – The 5 th annual Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) Carcass Challenge is off to a good start. A total of 55 steers, donated by cattlemen and friends of the industry across the state, were delivered on November (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen applaud Branstad, Ernst’s efforts to halt WOTUS - Wednesday, November 18, 2015

AMES, IOWA– The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is appreciative of Governor Branstad and Senator Ernst’s efforts to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule. Ear (full story)


Cattlemen’s College offered at Iowa Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show - Tuesday, November 17, 2015

AMES, IOWA– This year’s Iowa Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show will again feature Cattlemen’s College sessions, educating producers from all sectors of the cattle industry. Cattlemen’s College, sponsored by Zoetis (full story)


Iowa Lakes Community College offers new Beef Feedlot Technician Course - Thursday, November 05, 2015

AMES – Iowa Lakes Community College, in cooperation with the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, has developed a Beef Feedlot Technician short course. In just six weeks, the course will educate participants on safety recommendations, animal (full story)


Iowa Cattle Industry Convention to include policy discussions - Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Contact: Katie Olthoff, ICA Communications Director, 515-296-2266, katie@iabeef.org AMES, IOWA– The Iowa Cattle Industry Convention will bring together producers and industry partners for educational sessions, policy discussions, and a tra (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation seeks participants in Beef Scholarship Extravaganza - Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Contact: Mary Greiman, Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation, mary@iabeef.org or 641-425-1533 Opportunity awaits students at Beef Scholarship Extravaganza AMES, IOWA – High school juniors and seniors interested in cattle and beef produ (full story)


TPP expected to benefit the Iowa beef industry - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

AMES, IA – The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association supports the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. On October 5, 2015, TPP was signed by 12 countries on the Pacific Rim including Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canad (full story)


Sixth Judicial Court Prevents Implementation of WOTUS Rule - Friday, October 09, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Citing a substantial possibility of success on the merits of their claims and casting suspicion on the rulemaking process, the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Appeals today ordered that the EPA and Army Corps’ &ldquo (full story)


Iowa Cattle Industry Convention scheduled for Dec. 8 & 9 - Thursday, October 08, 2015

AMES, IOWA– The Iowa Cattle Industry Convention will bring together producers and industry partners for educational sessions, policy discussions, and a trade show Dec. 8-9 at the Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport Conference Center. The conven (full story)


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 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 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)