The Iowa Cattlemen's Association represents nearly 9,000 beef farmers and related businesses in agriculture. Our mission is grow Iowa's beef business through advocacy, leadership and education.
This podcast was launched for cattle producers in March of 2020.
ICA member testifies before House Agriculture Committee regarding value of conservation programs
Shayne Wiese, a fifth-generation cattle producer from West Central Iowa, testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry. The hearing focused on Title II Conservation Programs in the Farm Bill.
Wiese testified on behalf of the Iowa Cattlemen's Association and National Cattlemen's Beef Association. He advocated for voluntary programs, as well as flexibilities within the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and enhanced support for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
Iowa's cattle industry raises $440,000 for RMHC of Iowa
It's hard to imagine the impact $440,000 can have on an individual, family or charity. Yet Iowa's cattle industry raised more than $440,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities at this year's Iowa Governor's Charity Steer Show.
The Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Cattlemen's Association and Office of the Governor of Iowa are proud to carry on the Iowa Governor's Charity Steer Show, which started in 1983. To learn about this year's anniversary show, tune into this week's episode of "At the Gate."
Jason Ross: Iowa State University Department of Animal Science Chair
Iowa State University recently named Jason Ross as the new chair of the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
In this week's episode, Jason Ross speaks to the new school year. On Monday, the Department of Animal Science welcomed 1,100 undergraduate students, many who have a primary or secondary interest in beef cattle production.
Ross also shares his vision for the Department, which is "For Iowa State University's Department of Animal Science to be the premier Department of Animal Science in the country."
Extended grazing and fencing technologies
The Iowa Beef Center will host three Fencing and Grazing Clinics in September. "The goal of these clinics is to focus on extending your grazing and exposing producers to available technologies," said Beth Reynolds, IBC extension program specialist.
Learn more about opportunities to extend grazing during a drought as well as best practices for optimizing feed sources to keep the herd conditioned.
Brief Recap of the 2022 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting
Iowa cattle industry leaders influenced policy at the 2022 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting, hosted by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, in Reno, Nevada.
This week, we hear from:
Matt Deppe, ICA Chief Executive Officer Bob Noble, ICA President Rob Medberry, ICA President-elect The group discusses our impact on policy, especially as it relates to 14-day delivery and the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). For a full recap, tune into this week's episode of "At the Gate."
Find us at the Iowa State Fair!
This week's episode is a brief update from your Iowa Cattlemen's Association. We cover a variety of topics, including the "I Am An Iowa Cattleman" Photo Contest, Iowa State Fair, and 2023 Carcass Challenge program.