Cattle marketing meetings to help update producers

     In November, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association will host cattle marketing meetings across the state to provide important updates to producers and solicit grassroots input to help shape the discussion in the coming months. Join ICA’s herd to build better opportunities for Iowa’s cattle producers.

     The meeting closest to Monticello will be Thursday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m. at R Land & Cattle, LLC, Cascade.

     Other meetings will be held Nov. 11 in LeMars, Spencer and Decorah; Nov. 12 in Sheffield, Humeston and Keosauqua; and Nov. 19 in Dunlap and Creston.

     The ICA has been keenly focused on price discovery, market transparency, and producer leverage for nearly a decade, but even more so within the last year due to extreme market disruptions. As the definitive voice of Iowa’s beef business, ICA has prominently led the development of solutions to address cattle marketing concerns.

     “Producers from each sector in the beef cattle industry rely on price discovery and transparency. We need more information to help us better negotiate marketing agreements with buyers,” said Matt Deppe, CEO of ICA.

     Members of the ICA staff and board of directors will lead discussions centered on cattle market reform, to include: the Grassley-Tester 50/14 bill, the Cattle Marketing Transparency Act of 2020, and NCBA’s voluntary proposal.

     “ICA is the voice of the independent cattle producer, not just in Iowa, but nationally. Your membership will make our voice louder. Join us and help be part of change,” said Brad Kooima, ICA Feedlot Council member.

     For more information, contact the ICA Membership Staff, Tanner Lawton at; Lane Eads at; or Jennifer Carrico at



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