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.
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!
The Ebersole Family in Kellerton, Iowa sells pasture-raised and grass-fed beef directly to consumers.
The Wulf Family raise cattle, crops and two future farmers in Blackhawk county, Iowa.
Lamoni Livestock Auction and Fisher Farms showcase the importance a local market has on the community, the economy and Iowa's beef business
Fourth generation farmers, Marty and Steve Schwers, raise cattle on their family farm New Vienna.
The Kennedy family strives for animal care on their farm in Cass county.
The Plowman family owns and operates a cow-calf farm in Van Buren county, Iowa
The Flexsenhar's are cattle farmers in Buchanan county, Iowa.
Dan owns and operates a cow-calf farm alongside with his father in Madison county.
The Utesch family owns and operates a cow-calf and feedlot farm in Cherokee and Woodbury counties.
The Rowe family own and operate a cow-calf farm in Dallas county, Iowa.
The Peter's family own and operate a cow-calf farm in Jackson county, Iowa.
The Peterson family own and operate a seedstock beef farm in Monroe county, Iowa.
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.
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.
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.
A sustainable food supply balances efficient production with environmental, social and economic impacts with Beef Quality Assurance protocols.