AMES, Iowa — Price discovery and producer leverage are urgent issues affecting cattle producers in Iowa and across the country. The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association will host a webinar on Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. CST with three industry leaders to discuss the current challenges and possible solutions to the problem.
Join ICA staff member Katie Olthoff as she moderates a panel featuring Corbitt Wall, Brad Kooima and Jordan Levi. The group will discuss fed cattle marketing trends and how they affect price discovery and producer leverage before diving into industry-led initiatives such as Senator Grassley’s proposed 50/14 mandate and “Bid the Grid” concept.
About the Panelists:
Corbitt Wall, DV Auction Livestock Market Analyst
You might recognize his name from the weekly “Feeder Flash” videos reporting 5 days a week on the feeder cattle market. From Corbitt Wall’s early days of taking delivery of country cattle purchases he found a passion in feeder cattle reporting. Corbitt has been a loud voice on many issues in the cattle industry including the need for more cash negotiated trade in the south.
Brad Kooima, ICA Feedlot Council & NCBA Cattle Marketing Working Group Member from Rock Valley, IA
Brad has been a broker since 1980 and is the President of Kooima Kooima Varilek Trading in Rock Valley, IA. He currently sits on ICA’s Feedlot Council and NCBA’s Cattle Market Working Group. He’s been feeding cattle since 1974 and currently remains engaged in farming with his son. His passion is to work for the independent cattle producer and work towards policy that ensures cattlemen and women have the opportunity to maintain their business and their way of life.
Jordan Levi, NCBA Cattle Marketing Working Group Member
Jordan is the program manager and founder of Arcadia Asset Management, the investment manager to Arcadia Commodity Opportunity, LLC. Concurrently, he is the founder of the Fed Cattle Exchange which began operations in 2016. In March of 2018, Jordan, his firm and partners facilitated the purchase of Five Rivers Cattle, the world’s largest cattle feeding operation with a onetime capacity of approximately 900k head. He is a part of the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association and is actively engaged in the NCBA Cattle Marketing Working Group.
Wednesday, June 17, 7:00 p.m.
The webinar is sponsored by: AgriVision Equipment Group, Farm Credit Services of America- Sheldon & Red Oak, First National Bank Massena, Frontier Bank, Iowa State Savings Bank, Midwest PMS LLC, Peoples Bank – Lester, Security Savings Bank
— Iowa Cattlemen’s Association
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