The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is working up new policies on cattle marketing in light of the market disruptions seen after the fire at Tyson’s Holcomb, Kansas packing plant.
Producers are invited to attend a cattle marketing listening session to discuss the proposals from the association’s feedlot council. Meetings are set for:
Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in Ames at the Iowa Cattlemen's Association office;
Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in Atlantic at the Cass County Community Center;
Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. in Maquoketa at Johnson Family Farms, 101 300th Ave;
Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7 pm in Osage at the Knights of Columbus Hall;
Monday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in Sioux Center at the Kooima, Kooima and Varilek office, 580 Third St. NW.
Each meeting will include a history of Iowa Cattlmen’s policy initiatives related to cattle marketing and an open forum to discuss new ideas with staff, feedlot council members and board members.
Members who are unable to attend one of the five meetings will be given an opportunity to voice their opinion through other avenues, according to the Iowa Cattlemen's Association.