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  • When it comes to tackling environmental issues in the cattle industry, Dave Petty of Iowa River Ranch near Eldora, Iowa, has always been one to grab the bull by the horns. Petty and his wife, Diane, are first generation farmers who founded their own ranch in 1987.  Primarily a cow-calf operation with a finishing feedlot, the Iowa River Ranch is a diversified farm encompassing cropland, pasture and hay land. Petty has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to being a good steward to the land and the environment while producing quality Angus cattle.

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