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Published: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 11:07 a.m. CDT

Iowa Cattlemen’s Association will host its next meeting June 5 and 6 at the new Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames. 

Thursday’s sessions will include a session on demonstrating and discussing low-stress, effective cattle handling. 

The ICA Carcass Challenge awards program will begin with a reception, followed by a banquet and awards announcement. 

The program, which is finishing its third year, showcases Iowa’s feedyard performance and cattle genetics in an event which is a major project for the Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program class. 

Friday’s sessions will include a discussion of national policy topics; a review of state issues; a beef products policy discussion; an education session on predicting and verifying calf performance; cattle production policy discussion; business issues policy discussion; and an educational session on animal disease traceability and premises registration.

All meals, except the Carcass Challenge banquet, are free and will be provided at the events. Call (515) 296-2266 to register.