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Iowa Beef Center
313 Kildee Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3150
Phone: 515-294-BEEF (2333)
Fax: 515-294-3795

last updated: October 7, 2015


Industry Links

Beef Industry

Breed Associations

Gelbvieh Breeders of Iowa
Heart of America Brangus Association
Iowa Angus Association
Iowa Red Angus Association
Iowa Shorthorn Association
Iowa Simmental Association
Iowa Texas Longhorn Association 

American Angus Association
American Belgian Blue Breeders Inc.
American Brahman Breeders Association
American Gelbvieh Association
American Hereford Association
American Maine-Anjou Association
American Red Angus Association
American Shorthorn Association
American Simmental Association
Beefmaster Breeders United
Belted Galloway Society Inc.
British White Cattle Association
Charolais USA
International Belgium Blue
International Brangus Breeders Association
International Texas Longhorn Association
North American Limousin Association
Piedmontese Association of the United States
Salers USA


Al Companies
Accelerated Genetics
Alta Genetics

American Breeders Service

Genex Cooperative Inc.
Hawkeye Breeders Service
National Association of Animal Breeders
Other AI companies
Select Sires

Meat packers
ConAgra Foods
U.S. Premium Beef

Other businesses
Advantage Cattle Services

Cattle Network


Farm Credit Services of America
For-Most Livestock Equipment
Hubbard Feeds Inc.
Iowa Custom Cattle Feeders
Iowa Droptine Outfitters
Land O Lakes Beef Program
Larson Purebred Angus & Charolais
Pfizer Animal Health
Producers Livestock Marketing and Credit Corporation
Production Angus Associates
Ritchie Fountains
Sioux Automation Center Inc.
StrongHold Manufacturing
Tend-R-Leen Dairy Beef Feeding


Iowa State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Careers Services


Commercial links
Gallagher Power Fence Systems
Kentucky Graziers Supply
The Noble Foundation

Government links
Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
NRCS Grazing Lands Technology Institute
NRCS Plants Database
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

Iowa Forage and Grassland Council

General Beef Information

USDA: Beef cattle and meat information
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
North Central Regional Research Committee of Faculty (NCR-185)
North American Institute for Beef Economic Research
Beef Stocker USA
CEPEA Center for Advanced Studies on Applied Economics
Chariton Valley Beef
Elite Farmer
Pricing and price discovery information

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
USDA National Animal Identification System
USDA National Animal Health Monitoring System
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
NetVet Veterinary Resources
Centers for Disease Control
University of Illinois Extension: Biosecurity and livestock diseases
World Organization for Animal Health


USDA National Animal Identification System
USDA National Animal
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
USDA agricultural and food biosecurity
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
CDC/USDA biosecurity on farms
Kansas Livestock Association biosecurity information
Developing a biosecurity plan (Penn State Cooperative Extension)
Biosecurity on the farm (West Virginia State University Extension Service)
Biosecurity and livestock diseases (University of Illinois Extension)
Biosecurity resources from Gempler's
Guide on biosecurity basics and management for controlling infections diseases (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)


Ag Journal
Angus Journal
Beef Magazine
Beef Stocker USA
Beef Today
Cattle Network
Cattle Today
Hereford World magazine
The High Plains Journal
Iowa Farmer Today
Livestock Farmer
The National Cattleman


Canadian Beef Breeds Council
Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers
Iowa Beef Expo
Iowa Beef Industry Council
Iowa Cattlemen's Association
Independent Cattlemen of Iowa
National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Ultrasound Information

Ultrasound Guidelines Council
Directory of ultrasound technicians

Livestock Industry


USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
USDA National Agricultural Library (NAL)

General information

American Society of Animal Science
Agriculture Network Information Collaborative (AGNIC)
Breeds of livestock (Oklahoma State University)

State Organizations


Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers


Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS)
Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)
Iowa Legislature
Natural Resources and Conservation Service - Iowa (NRCS)
USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Iowa


USDA Cattle Reports


Cedar Rapids Gazette Agriculture
Des Moines Register Agriculture
Farm News
Mason City Globe Gazette
Iowa Farm Bureau Federation News
Iowa Farmer Today
Midwest Marketer
Wallaces Farmer
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier


Iowa State University
University of Iowa
University of Northern Iowa

U.S. Extension Services & Universities


Cornell University Cooperative Extension


University of Illinois Extension
Illini BeefNET
Kansas State University Extension
Kansas State University Beef Extension
Michigan State University Extension
University of Minnesota Extension
University of Minnesota Extension Beef Center
University of Missouri Extension
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Ohio State University Extension's Beef Team
Purdue Extension
South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service
University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension


University of California-Davis
Colorado State University Beef Team
Montana State University Extension: Beef cattle
New Mexico State University
University of California
University of Idaho
University of Wyoming


Auburn University
North Carolina State University
Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M meat science research
University of Florida
University of Georgia Extension
University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service
University of Tennessee
Virginia Tech Extension


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