first_imgMay is “beef month” and officials say the economic impact the cattle and beef industries have on Iowa’s economy is enormous.Dan Loy, director of the Ames based Iowa Beef Center says the center teamed up with the Iowa Beef Industry Council and Ag Economist Lee Schultz on an economic impact study:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……economic activity. ;23Loy says the state’s beef industry is also responsible for providing several thousand direct jobs for Iowans:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….the state of Iowa. :21About 75 percent of the cattle are marketed outside the state of Iowa.Loy says consumer demand for beef has again been on the rise, both for the domestic market, and the international export trade.last_img

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