Carrie Horman not only understands the market volatility in the cattle industry through her work at the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA), she knows it first-hand as a cattle producer herself.

"Seedstock producers usually, in my op­­inion, are the last to really feel it," Horman said on the sidelines of the Iowa Beef Expo last week.

Horman, seedstock manager for the ICA, raises Simmentals with her husband, Nate, near Roland.

She said all facets of the cattle industry have felt the...