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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

The Iowa Cattlemen's Association is pleased about Iowa 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 (full story)


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

Doug Bear, Director of Industry 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 (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)


USDA Releases Requirements for Beef Exported to China - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

  Written specifications for US beef exported to China is a big step forward, according to Iowa Cattlemen’s Association CEO Matt Deppe.   “We’ve been hearing for some time that China would re-open to US exports (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Welcomes Governor Kim Reynolds - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Iowa Cattlemen’s association today released the following statement in response to the swearing in of Governor Kim Reynolds:  On behalf of the Iowa Cattlemen's Association, ICA President Mike Cline said "The Iowa Cattlemen's Associa (full story)


Early Registration for Iowa Cattlemen’s Association BeefMeets closing May 31 - Friday, May 19, 2017

Education, policy, a tradeshow, networking opportunities and more will all be offered at the 2nd annual Iowa Cattlemen’s Association regional BeefMeets.   BeefMeets are replacing the Iowa Cattle Industry Convention, which (full story)


U.S Beef Access to Chinese Market Takes Step Toward Restoration - Friday, May 12, 2017

On Thursday May 11, the Trump Administration announced an important new development in the restoration of U.S. beef access to China. With market access closed for U.S. beef to China for the past 13 years, this comes as welcomed news for American beef (full story)


Cattle Producers Invited to give Input on Industry Issues at 2nd Annual BeefMeets - Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Iowa cattle producers have an opportunity to weigh in on beef industry topics of concern at this year’s regional BeefMeets in June. In addition to several educational sessions, a full tradeshow and opportunities for networking, cattlemen (full story)


Youth Beef Team Trainings to be held at 2017 BeefMeets - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

  BeefMeets is an opportunity for not only cattle producers to learn and interact, but also an event for Iowa’s youth in the cattle industry. Youth are invited and encouraged to attend BeefMeets this year to participate in the Youth Bee (full story)


Iowa’s Best Burger is at Smokin’ Hereford BBQ in Storm Lake - Monday, May 1, 2017

The 2017 Iowa’s Best Burger has been named at Smokin’ Hereford BBQ in Storm Lake, Iowa. The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) and the Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) announced the winner on Monday, May 1, during a live broadcast (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen's Association names 2017 Environmental Stewardship Awards Program Winner - Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association has named the Lynn Smith family of Nemaha as winners of the 2017 Iowa Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP). The Smiths show a dedication to the environment by being pioneers in Iowa conservation (full story)


BeefMeets Education Focused on Surviving Tough Times - Thursday, April 13, 2017

We’ve all heard the saying, “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” Many farmers are experiencing tough times in this economic downturn, and the second annual Iowa Cattlemen’s Association BeefMeets are designed to help (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation Awards Scholarships - Wednesday, April 5, 2017

AMES, IOWA – Three Iowa high school seniors are receiving scholarships from the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation. Winners Madelynn Green of State Center, Megan Pansegrau from Gilman, and Macy Evans of Creston, each receive $1,000 from the Yout (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen’s Association to Hold 2nd Annual BeefMeets - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Iowa cattle producers will convene at four locations across the state in June for the second annual BeefMeets. In addition to several educational sessions, a full tradeshow and opportunities for networking, cattlemen will get a chance to share polic (full story)


Top 10 Best Burgers Announced - Monday, March 20, 2017

The Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen's Association announced the Top 10 Burgers in Iowa today.  See the full list here. (full story)


Statewide Wildfire Relief Fundraiser April 7 - Friday, March 10, 2017

Iowa cattlemen come together to help wildfire victims Over the past two weeks, as cattlemen across Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas fell victim to wildfires, there has been an overwhelming desire among Iowa cattlemen to help. In response (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Symbol of Excellence Sales Kick-Off in March - Monday, March 6, 2017

This year marks the 32nd annual Symbol of Excellence Sales and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is offering yet another set of superior cattle. Over the past few decades, ICA has built a strong foundation for the sale with cosigners, seller (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Feedlot Forums to be held in March - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Although feedlot profit margins are expected to improve in 2017, many producers are still recovering from a couple of rough years. The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association has three educational events scheduled for feedlot operators in March to help (full story)


Free Grazing Meeting February 20 - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

ICA, NRCS and Prairie Creek Seed Kick off “Stewards of the Land” Program The Stewards of the Land program, a one-of-a-kind initiative aimed at improving soil health and water quality in Iowa through well-managed grazing, offic (full story)


Search Begins for Iowa’s Best Burger - Monday, February 13, 2017

Contact: Brooke German, Director of Marketing, brooke@iabeef.org, 515-296-2305 Katie Olthoff, Director of Communications, katie@iabeef.org, 515-296-2266 AMES, IOWA – Iowa’s cattle producers are asking their fellow Iowans to help (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen’s Association to hold educational forums - Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Continual improvement is an important part of farm management, especially when profitability challenges arise. That is why the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) is holding educational events around the state in January. Cow/Calf Forums (full story)


AJ & Kellie Blair, Dayton receive cattlemen’s 2016 Environmental Stewardship Award - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

AMES, IOWA –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 (full story)


Kent Pruismann, Rock Valley, inducted into the Iowa Cattlemen's Association Hall of Fame - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

AMES, IOWA– This year’s recipient of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Hall of Fame award is  Kent Pruismann from Rock Valley, IA, nominated by the Sioux County Cattlemen. “Kent is a champion for the cattle industr (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen’s Association names Outstanding Commercial Producer - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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)


Mike Cline, Elgin, to lead Iowa Cattlemen's Association - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

AMES - The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association welcomed a new president at their annual meeting on December 10 in Ames. Mike Cline is a fifth generation cattle producer. He attended Iowa State University for one year before returning to his family (full story)


ICA Recognizes 2016 Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program Participants and Names 2017 Class - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

AMES, IOWA – Twenty-one young Iowa cattle producers from around the state participated in the 2016 Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program (YCLP). The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association program consists of a series of educational sessions (full story)


Cattlemen tackle tough issues at inaugural Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit and ICA Annual Meeting - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

AMES - Market challenges, Foreign Animal Disease, beef import safety, the state beef checkoff and estate tax garnered the most attention at last week’s Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit.   The summit, which was held on December (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and Iowa Beef Industry Council pleased with state beef checkoff referendum results - Thursday, December 8, 2016

AMES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today announced the passage of the referendum to reinstate the $.50 per head Iowa beef checkoff that was held November 30th.   The preliminary results show a positive vote (full story)


Cattle producers invited to 2016 Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit - Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cattle producers invited to 2016 Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit   AMES - Cattle producers and friends of the industry are invited to attend the Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit and Political Action Committee (PAC) fundrai (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)