Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has proclaimed May as “Beef Month” in Iowa. Iowa is a major beef producing state with more than 3.85 million head of cattle and calves as of January 1, 2022. Each year, roughly 20,000 beef cattle operations generate more than $7 billion of economic activity in the state. Iowa is also a leader in the export of value-added agriculture products, shipping high-quality Iowa beef to other countries around the world. During “Beef Month,” the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association invites producers and consumers across the state to join their efforts in sharing how Iowa cattlemen feed a growing population, while stewarding the land, water and natural resources.