Beef Jerky

Hands-on Cattle Care Training is Coming to Iowa

Rusty Gibbs | April 18, 2019

Contact: Rusty Gibbs, Director of Industry Relations, Iowa Beef Industry Council, 515-296-2305
Katy Lippolis, Extension Beef Specialist, Iowa State University, 515-294-3020

Join us in Ames, IA for the Midwest Summer Stockmanship & Stewardship experience on June 28-29, 2019. Stockmanship & Stewardship is a unique two-day educational experience featuring live low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training, and industry updates you won’t find anywhere else. Beef producers who attend not only receive hands-on training in best management practices to help improve their operation, but also the chance to get both BQA and BQA Transportation certified.

This regional event brings together beef and dairy producers, stakeholders, and key industry leaders to partake in educational programs in cattle handling and management from the industry’s experts. “Attendees will gain an edge on learning about consumer concerns regarding beef sustainability and livestock welfare, how those concerns have impacted the industry, and the role that BQA plays in the conversation,” commented Rusty Gibbs, Director of Industry Relations for the Iowa Beef Industry Council.

All involved within the beef and dairy industries are encouraged to attend and engage in the discussion of current industry challenges, consumer driven trends, and realistic strategies to enhance producer’s commitment to stockmanship and stewardship. Iowa State University Extension Beef Specialist Katy Lippolis stated, “The Midwest is home to a large concentration of cattle fed in the U.S., beef and dairy producers, and livestock transporters. The desire for producers to seek BQA and BQAT certification and education has continued to increase.”

To learn more about the June 28-29, 2019 Midwest Stockmanship & Stewardship event in Ames, IA, visit


About the Iowa Beef Industry Council:  The Iowa Beef Industry Council is funded by the $1-per-head National Beef Checkoff Program and the $0.50-per-head Iowa State Beef Checkoff.  Checkoff dollars are invested in beef promotion, consumer information, research, industry information and foreign market development, all with the purpose of strengthening beef demand.  For more information, visit