Cattlemen must endure 2-year cycle of market risk

Cattlemen must endure 2-year cycle of market risk

Dan Piller

Des Moines Register

The Winkelplecks — father Larry, 74, and sons Larry Jr., 44, and Jon, 42 — farm about 2,000 acres just west of Dysart in Tama County.

But the Winkelplecks are, first and foremost, cattle producers. More specifically, they are cattle feeders for 800 to 1,000 head of Black Angus and Charolais cattle.

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