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Iowa Cattlemen's Podcast
30 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Developing Future Leaders of Iowa's Beef Industry
The Iowa Cattlemen's Association is currently taking applications for the Iowa Cattlemen's Leadership Program (ICLP), formerly known as the Young Cattlemen's Leadership Program. Jennifer Carrico, Southwest Iowa membership coordinator, speaks with previous program participants: Justin Robbins (2014), Clara Lauritsen (2017), and Dave Olson (2019). Each individual speaks to his or her experience and encourages you to apply for the 2022 ICLP class before November 15, 2021.
24 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
Seasons: Fall, Harvest and Membership
Membership season is in full swing at the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA). Tanner Lawton and Jennifer Carrico, ICA membership coordinators, speak to the value of an Iowa Cattlemen’s Association membership. Jenn says, “For your return on investment, you’re not going to find a better value.” Learn why you should “Join the Herd” today.
14 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Corn Silage, Pasture Management, Annual Forages and More
The summer drought not only took a toll on pasture ground, but the nutrition and quality of corn silage. Iowa State University Extension Beef Specialist Beth Doran recommends testing recently harvested silage for elevated nitrate levels. She also offers tips on preserving pasture ground and speaks to annual forages.
37 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
Sustainability: Climate Neutrality of U.S. Cattle Production by 2040
In this week's episode of "At The Gate," Matt Deppe visits with Dr. Jason Sawyer, associate professor and research scientist at King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management, and Randy & Jill Euken, Iowa cattle producers and the 2020 Region III Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) winners. Collectively, the group discusses viable paths toward climate neutrality in U.S. cattle production.
66 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Iowa Governor's Charity Steer Show Raises $375,000 for RMHC
Tanner Lawton and Casey Anderson, Iowa Governor's Charity Steer Show co-chairs, reminisce about the 39th annual Iowa Governor's Charity Steer Show (GCSS). The pair shares their most cherished moments from the show, as well as how many people it takes to raise $375,000 for a local cause, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa.
17 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
Key Priorities from NCBA Convention
ICA CEO Matt Deppe sits down with member leaders Brad Kooima, Dick Godfrey, and Bob Noble at the 2021 Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, TN. The group discusses a variety of topics including: live cattle marketing, sustainability, as well as tax and finance.
39 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Vulnerabilities in the Beef Supply Chain
This week, Jon Schaben, ICA member-leader and owner of Dunlap Livestock Auction, in Dunlap, Iowa, and West Point Livestock, in West Point, Neb., testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The committee met to discuss competition and vulnerabilities within the beef supply chain. Cora Fox, ICA director of government relations, worked alongside Jon in preparation for the hearing. On Wednesday, the pair traveled to Washington, D.C., where they met with a few elected officials and attended the committee meeting. Links: Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
28 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
NEW Interim Policy, Heat Stress in Cow-Calf Herds
This week on "At The Gate," Bob Noble, ICA president-elect, and Cora Fox, ICA director of government relations, discuss interim policies, which were recently passed by our Board of Directors. These policies stem from grassroots feedback collected at our summer BeefMeets, and cover climate change, beef product labeling, Waters of the United States and rural broadband. Erika Lundy-Woolfolk, southwest Iowa Extension beef specialist, also joins us to discuss heat stress and heat stress management in cow-calf operations. Tune in for tips and tricks on how to beat the heat.
35 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Regional BeefMeets, Policy Process
Anna Hastert, ICA director of communications, talks with Ashley McDonald, NCBA senior director of sustainability. McDonald speaks to carbon markets and how beef cattle producers can effectively share what they are doing on-farm in regards to climate and environmental sustainability. Matt Deppe, ICA CEO, and Cora Fox, ICA director of government relations, share feedback received during the grassroots policy breakout sessions at ICA's Regional BeefMeets. Producers are focused on tax reform, conservation and cattle market reform.
21 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Price Disparity Between Live Cattle & Boxed Beef, SE Region BeefMeet
Cora Fox, ICA director of government relations, speaks to the price disparity between live cattle and boxed beef, and what our Association is doing to address this ongoing issue. Bryan Sievers, owner of Glenora Feedyard, LLC., talks about the Southeast Region BeefMeet, to be hosted at his feedlot on Wednesday, June 9.
38 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
ICA Update, Governor's Charity Steer Show Wrap-Up
Matt Deppe gives listeners an update on NCBA's price discovery working group and goes over ICA programs including the Carcass Challenge and Bull & Heifer Evaluation Program. Tanner Lawton talks to Dr. Dan Thomson about the Governor's Charity Steer Show and Katie Olthoff visits with Mike McDonough and his mom, Amy.
40 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
NCBA Summer Business Meeting Policy, Governor's Charity Steer Show, and Drought Meetings
This episode features an interview with Matt Deppe following NCBA's summer business meeting, where he gives an in-depth overview of the cattle marketing policy discussions. He also shares ICA's "next steps". Tanner Lawton and Casey Allison share a new fundraising challenge for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa, and ISU extension beef specialists tell listeners about several upcoming meetings and webinars focused on drought conditions in western Iowa.
35 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Cattle Marketing, Performance Livestock Analytics, and Dr. Terry Houser from ISU's Meat Lab
Matt Deppe talks about some forward movement on cattle marketing reform and 50/14, including discussions expected at the upcoming NCBA Summer Business Meeting. Justin Sexten from Performance Livestock Analytics shares info on Cattle Krush (FREE for ICA members), Performance Beef, and the animal health update coming this fall. Finally, we hear a segment of our recent webinar focused on selling beef locally. Dr. Terry Houser, Iowa State University Meat Lab, discusses carcass yield and pricing considerations. Watch the entire webinar here.
52 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
50/14 in the House, Governor's Charity Steer Show, and Selling Beef Locally (The Harvest Barn)
This week's episode features an update on the 50/14 cattle marketing initative. ICA's Director of Government Relations, Cora Fox, discusses Reps. Axne, Finkenauer and Loebsack's companion bill, and the next steps in cattle market reform. ICA's Tanner Lawton gives an Governor's Charity Steer Show update, and Kaitlyn and Jason give advice on selling beef locally. Links: 50/14 House Bill Governor's Charity Steer Show Harvest Barn Marketplace
47 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
Beef Up Iowa & Mineral Management
Secretary Mike Naig joins us again to talk about efforts to connect hungry Iowans with market-ready cattle through the Beef Up Iowa program. Click here to find out more. This episode also features Part 2 of Dr. Brandon Koch's webinar presentation on pasture management and mineral needs of cattle on pasture.
91 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
Fed Cattle Markets Webinar: Bid the Grid and 50/14 with Corbitt Wall, Jordan Levi and Brad Kooima
Transparency, price discovery and leverage. All three panelists agree on the problem, but they have different views on possible solutions. This episode is a replay of a live webinar from June 17 focused on efforts to level the playing field and rectify the imbalance of price discovery across cattle feeding regions and operation sizes. Find out what the panelists think about government mandates, packer accountability, and how current proposals could affect the industry longer-term.
52 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
Iowa State Fair, Pasture Management, and Packer Investigations
On this week's episode, Matt Deppe gives cattlemen an update on Packers and Stockyards and Department of Justice investigations into beef packers, Dr. Brandon Koch from Kent Feeds shares pasture management advice (including advice for fescue), and Iowa State Fair CEO Gary Slater talks to us about the "postponement" of this year's fair. Watch Dr. Koch's full presentation here. Register for next week's cattle market webinar with Corbitt Wall, Brad Kooima and Jordan Levi here.
44 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
Cow-Calf Council Chair Bryan Reed and Market Reporting Service wtih Jeff Stolle
Get to know ICA's new Cow-Calf Council Chairman, Bryan Reed. Bryan shares his experience with cover crops and fence law and weighs in on the threats to the future of the cattle industry, including vertical integration and possible future lack of price discovery in feeder markets. Jeff Stolle from Nebraska Cattlemen gives a run-down of the subscription-only Market Reporting Service, used by 300 feedlots in the midwest. Click here for more info: https://www.iacattlemen.org/ica-programs/market-reporting-service Matt Deppe also gives a brief update on ICA's summer events.
31 minutes | May 28, 2020
BeefMeets Update and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds
Governor Reynolds celebrates May Beef Month and visits with us about her efforts to assist the cattle industry throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. You'll also hear from ICA staff members Matt Deppe and Kate Fulk.
40 minutes | May 21, 2020
CFAP, Brad Kooima, and Slaughter Backlog Numbers
Finally, the details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (direct payments for farmers) have been released, and ICA's Northwest Iowa Membership Coordinator, Tanner Lawton gives listeners the run-down. Dr. Lee Schulz, Iowa State University, reviews current slaughter numbers and weights, Brad Kooima talks to RFD-TV's Market Day Report, and Matt Deppe talks about upcoming ICA events.
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