Cattle Procurement

Iowa Premium wants to partner with farm families who share our commitment to cattle quality, proper animal care and sustainability.

 

If you are interested in learning more about Iowa Premium, please contact a member of cattle procurement team.


Iowa Premium:

Phone: 1-844 Corn Fed @ Extension: 2205
Fax:  641-484-5482
Email: procurement@iowapremium.com

 

Head Cattle Buyer

Tim Sweeney

Office: 641-484-7480
Cell: 641-481-5476

 

Northwest Iowa

Jake Johnson
641-750-2086

 

North Central Iowa

Tom Lattimore

641-750-4343

 

 

Eastern Iowa

Wayne Ruen

641-481-6003

 

Central Southwest Iowa

Ryan Minnehan
641-481-1141

 

Central Iowa

Dustin Mattson
641-481-5060

 

Cattle Scheduling

Cinthia Westerman

Office: 641-484-7481
Cell: 641-750-7037

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ideal cattle type:

 

  • Bred, born, raised and finished in the U.S.A. 
  • Raised by a family farm operation
  • Black and black baldy Angus cattle
  • Fed a corn-based finishing diet              
  • ‘A’ Maturity cattle; 30 months of age and younger
  • Steers and/or Heifers 
  • Prefer moderate framed cattle
    • Hot Carcass Weight (HCW) of 1,050 lbs. or less  
  • Moderately thick or thicker muscling
    • Ribeye (REA) between 10.0-16.0 in²
  • Carcass characteristics
    • Cattle that consistently grade 85% Choice and higher
    • Fine to medium marbling texture
    • Visually appealing beef 
      • No dark cutters
      • Practically free of capillary rupture
  • Minimal cattle haul length
  • Raised in accordance Beef Quality Assurance guidelines
  • Additional requirements
    • No dairy influence 
    • No Brahman influence; maximum 2” hump height
    • No bulls, stags, heiferettes or cows
    • No cripple or non-ambulatory cattle


Cattle must be in compliance with the FDA’s ban on feeding mammalian protein.  In addition, chicken litter cannot be fed in any feed ration.