Glenn & Bev Rowe

RAISING Beef in Iowa

Take a minute to get to know our beef farmers in Iowa. In response to a growing interest in knowing more about how beef is raised and connecting consumers to farmers. NCBA, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, generated its first-ever social responsibility report, The Cattlemen's Stewardship Review. The first-of-its-kind look at the values and vision of beef farmers and ranchers and how they responsibly raise wholesome food and healthy animals.

The Beef Industry Behind The Block

Our latest farmer profile video highlights the Lamoni Livestock Auction Market of Lamoni, Iowa and Fisher Farms of Murray, Iowa in showcasing the important role a local market has on the community, the economy and Iowa's beef business. 

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Stronger Communities:

The Schwers

Fourth generation farmers, Marty and Steve Schwers, raise cattle on their family farm New Vienna.

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Kennedy Cattle Company

The Kennedy family strives for animal care on their farm in Cass county.

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Plowman Farms, Inc.

The Plowman family owns and operates a cow-calf farm in Van Buren county, Iowa

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Flexsenhar Farms

The Flexsenhar's are cattle farmers in Buchanan county, Iowa. 

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Hanrahan Ranch

Dan owns and operates a cow-calf farm alongside with his father in Madison county.

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Triple U Ranch

The Utesch family owns and operates a cow-calf and feedlot farm in Cherokee and Woodbury counties. 

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The Rowe Family

The Rowe family own and operate a cow-calf farm in Dallas county, Iowa.

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The Peters Family

The Peter's family own and operate a cow-calf farm in Jackson county, Iowa.

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The Peterson Family

The Peterson family own and operate a seedstock beef farm in Monroe county, Iowa.

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Sustainability Fact Sheet

Sustainability Assessment

Sustainability is not a destination. It is a continuous journey being carried out by each generation of farmers and ranchers responsible for raising and supplying beef across the world. To the beef community, sustainability comprises much more than environmental considerations. Today, a sustainable food supply balances efficient production with environmental, social and economic impacts. Let's take a look at how today's farmers and ranchers are contributing to a more sustainable food supply.

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Farm Resources:



Across the journey of raising beef, one thing remains constant – the beef community’s shared commitment to raising cattle in a safe and environmentally sustainable way.

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Barthle Brothers Ranch

Safety plays an essential function across the beef lifecycle journey – from the cattle ranches across the U.S., to the meat processing plants, to your kitchen table.

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A sustainable food supply balances efficient production with environmental, social and economic impacts with Beef Quality Assurance protocols.

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