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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.

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Iowa Local Beef Directory

There are so many choices of beef and we want to help you find the best option for you and connect you with local beef farmers/ranchers. We've assembled a local beef directory to help connect you with options to purchase beef directly from beef farmers. Check out our list of local beef farms and ranches! 

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Stronger Communities:

Hope Dohlman

Animal care is at the heart of everything the beef community does. Hope Dohlman is a third-generation beef farmer from Cresco, Iowa with a passion for veterinary medicine. 

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The Ebersole Family

The Ebersole Family in Kellerton, Iowa sells pasture-raised and grass-fed beef directly to consumers.

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The Wulf Family

The Wulf Family raise cattle, crops and two future farmers in Blackhawk county, Iowa.

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Lamoni Livestock Auction

Lamoni Livestock Auction and Fisher Farms showcase the importance a local market has on the community, the economy and Iowa's beef business

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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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Beef Quality Assurance: Raising The Bar On Raising Cattle

The beef community has a long-standing commitment to caring for their animals and providing families with the safest, highest-quality beef possible. The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program trains farmers and ranchers on best practice cattle management techniques to ensure their animals and the environment are cared for. 

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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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