Lubben to receive heifers from cattle organizations

Grant Lubben was awarded three bred heifers from a pair of cattle organizations. (Photo submitted)

     Grant Lubben, son of Brian and Michele Lubben of Monticello, has been chosen as the 2019 recipient of three bred heifers awarded by the Iowa Beef Breeds Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation.

     Initiated in an attempt to help young Iowans begin foundation beef herds, this is the ninth year of the Iowa Foundation Heifer Program. Grant was chosen from a group of extremely well-qualified applicants.

     Grant is an active member of the Jones County Central 4-H Club, showing both market beef and bucket bottle calf projects. Grant is a member of the Iowa Junior Red Angus Association and has participated at county and state events. His recommendations describe him as a student with leadership qualities who is willing to volunteer and accept responsibilities in his school, community and church. He is a competitive, hard-working, enthusiastic young man, willing to help others. He has a passion for the cattle business and has chosen Red Angus as his breed of choice.

     The heifers were purchased from Nolin Red Angus (the Mike Nolin Family of Monroe, Iowa) by the Iowa Beef Breeds Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation. At the end of five years, when he graduates from high school, Grant will help further fund the project by contributing $6000.

     Grant and his family will be present on Monday, Feb. 11 at the Iowa Beef Expo Annual Kick-off Party, where he will be honored by the Iowa Beef Breeds Council as a future seed stock producer. The grand finale of the evening will be the presentation of the winners of the Friend of Iowa Beef Expo, Purebred Seed Stock Producer of the year and Commercial Seed Stock Producer of the year.

     The Iowa Beef Expo runs Feb. 10-17. The Expo offers the opportunity for beef producers to make purchases from a wide array of seed stock sales. A number of display pens, as well as equipment and new products in booths are available for perusal and purchase at this year’s expo.

     For information on the Iowa Beef Expo, visit

     Grant is a seventh-grader at Anamosa Middle School in Anamosa, where he is active in cross-country and football. Grant lives with his parents and his 16-year-old sister, Grace, on a farm near Monticello.



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