ICA cattle market listening sessions set

     The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association has been dedicated to improving market conditions for Iowa’s independent cattle producers since long before the Holcomb, Kansas Tyson plant fire. However, recent market conditions have added more urgency to the situation, and ICA’s volunteer leaders are actively searching for new solutions to the market problems faced in the Upper Midwest.

     The ICA Feedlot Council has been working on specific policy proposals and invites cattle producers to attend one of the upcoming cattle marketing listening sessions.

     The session closest to Monticello will be Wednesday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. at Johnson Family Farms, 101 – 300th Ave., Maquoketa.

     Other sessions will be held Oct. 17 in Atlantic, Oct. 23 in Osage and Oct. 28 in Sioux Center.

     Each meeting will include a history of ICA’s policy initiatives related to cattle marketing and an open forum to discuss new ideas with staff, Feedlot Council members and board members.

     Members who are unable to attend one of the meetings will be given an opportunity to voice their opinion through other avenues.

     More information is available at iowacattlemen.org.



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