Supreme Beef

Former head of DNR’s livestock program opposes cattle barns near trout stream

BY: - June 29, 2021

The former director of Iowa’s livestock regulation program on Tuesday said a proposed 11,000-animal cattle operation near a northeast Iowa trout stream should have been built somewhere else. Gene Tinker, who lost his job in what the Iowa Department of Natural Resources called budget cuts in 2017, said the state’s approval of the Supreme Beef […]

Sierra Club eyes court action over N.E. Iowa cattle operation

BY: - June 4, 2021

Critics of a northeast Iowa cattle operation near a high-quality trout stream are considering a court appeal after the state’s top environmental official declined to review her agency’s approval of the feedlot. Supreme Beef wants to raise more than 10,000 cattle in a partially enclosed feedlot near Bloody Run Creek, not far from Monona in […]

Groups ask DNR to veto cattle operation near trout stream

BY: - May 25, 2021

More than 40 groups and individuals, including nine state lawmakers, have asked the state’s top environmental official to block a proposed cattle operation near a specially protected northeast Iowa trout stream. “Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a duty to protect Iowa water and landscapes from contamination that threatens public health and livelihoods,” the […]

Environmental groups demand hearing on cattle farm near trout stream

BY: - May 10, 2021

Environmentalists have filed a petition demanding a state hearing on the decision to allow a large cattle operation near a northeast Iowa trout stream. The Sierra Club Iowa Chapter, Iowa Environmental Council and conservationists Steve Veysey and Larry Stone requested the hearing regarding Supreme Beef’s plans for 11,600 cattle near Monona, close to Bloody Run […]

Ag secretary: Environmentalists’ alarm on Raccoon River was ‘propaganda’

BY: - April 15, 2021

Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig on Thursday labeled as “propaganda” a national environmental group’s listing of the Raccoon River as one of the nation’s most-endangered.  “That so-called report was a bit of propaganda, I think,” Naig said of the American Rivers report this week.  “It was obviously a Washington D.C.-based advocacy organization. They can go […]

Critics: Northeast Iowa cattle operation threatens trout streams

BY: - March 1, 2021

Proposed manure applications from a Monona-area cattle operation would threaten Bloody Run Creek and other trout streams in the area, critics said Monday. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources held a public meeting on Supreme Beef’s proposed manure management plan.  A string of speakers accused the company of making errors in its calculations that would […]