4-H'er delivers first steer for beef up Iowa

Beef Up Iowa
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, left, visits with Herry and Jon McClure last week after the McClures delivered the first cattle to be processed at ISU's Meat Lab for the Beef Up Iowa program. PHOTO / TOM BLOCK

Herry McClure and his dad, Jon, pulled their livestock trailer into the Iowa State University (ISU) Meat Laboratory parking lot early one morning last week carrying a special cargo. 

The Dallas County Farm Bur­eau members delivered the first cattle for the Beef Up Iowa program, including a steer that 10-year-old Herry raised for his 4-H project and two steers from a neighbor. ISU students and staff will process the cattle, and the beef...

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