Reynolds talks beef

Governor speaks to cattlemen’s association


Kelby Wingert, The Messenger (IA)

Jun 3, 2021


WEBSTER CITY — Maintaining a strong livestock industry — including making sure producers can recover financially from devastating market disruptions — is important to the state of Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds said to a room of cattle producers on Wednesday evening.


Reynolds was the speaker for the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association’s Carcass Challenge Banquet at the Briggs Woods Conference Center in Webster City.


“Each and every day Iowans benefit from the value of our beef cattle industry as a major beef producing state and I take great pride in representing and standing up for my constituents, cattlemen and women,” the governor said.


Reynolds noted the challenges the last 18 months have had for cattle producers, including the COVID-19 pandemic; a Tyson processing plant fire in Holcomb, Kansas; and now a price disparity between what cattle producers are paid by processing plants for their cattle and what the processing plants sell the butchered meat for.


“Know that I’ve been right there beside you,” Reynolds told the cattle producers…