FAQs

Find answers to your questions about Cattlemen’s Heritage from Chad Tentinger, Principal Developer of Cattlemen’s Heritage.

WHAT IS SHACKLE SPACE?

Buying a shackle space from Cattlemen’s Heritage guarantees a producer a processing spot for 10 years with a 2X payback or the option to sell shackles back after the initial 5 years. Chad Tentinger, principal developer of Cattlemen’s Heritage, talks about the extensive benefits of buying a shackle space.

HOW DOES HAVING SHACKLE SPACE SUPPORT SMALLER CATTLE OPERATIONS?

Learn about what Principal Developer of Cattlemen’s Heritage, Chad Tentinger, calls the “biggest opportunity in his lifetime” for smaller cattle producers in the new shackle space and processing facility. A shackle space can even the playing field with larger feed lots and set up your business for future generations.

HOW DOES A PRODUCER TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SHACKLE SPACE PROGRAM?

Interested in buying shackle space from Cattlemen’s Heritage? Principal Developer Chad Tentinger discusses the cost, benefits and return of investing in shackle space.

WHY WERE YOU MOTIVATED TO BUILD A BEEF PROCESSING FACILITY?

Cattlemen’s Heritage is filling a crucial capacity issue in the cattle industry by developing a 2,000 head-a-day processing facility in western Iowa. Learn more from Cattlemen’s Heritage Principal Developer, Chad Tentinger, in this video.

A PRICING GRID THAT SIDES WITH THE PRODUCER.

Could cattle producers have more control over price? Cattlemen’s Heritage’s producer-driven opportunities that will expand pricing options beyond the CME. Listen to Cattlemen’s Heritage Principal Developer, Chad Tentinger, discuss how.

HOW DOES THE DISPARITY BETWEEN CME AND BOX BEEF PRICES AFFECT PRODUCERS?

Cattlemen’s Heritage Principal Developer, Chad Tentinger, explains how the box beef model provides a more consistent market for producers.

A PROCESSING FACILITY THAT WILL ATTRACT AND KEEP THE BEST TALENT.

Higher than industry average pay. Onsite day care, healthcare and banking. Day-shift only and advanced robotics that result in a safer, easier and more efficient work environment. Cattlemen’s Heritage is bringing 800 jobs with loads of benefits to Iowa. Learn more about how innovative technology provides better employment opportunities from Cattlemen’s Heritage’s Principal Developer, Chad Tentinger.

WHAT WOULD BE THE EFFECTS OF THE CURRENT HERD LIQUIDATION?

Cattlemen’s Heritage is on a mission to give producers more processing options and better profit opportunities with their new processing facility. More opportunities mean producers can weather the cycles of the herd liquidation better. Watch this video from Principal Developer of Cattlemen’s Heritage, Chad Tentinger, to learn more.

REAL SUSTAINABILITY STARTS WITH INPUTS. THE ADVANTAGES OF BARN FED CATTLE VERSUS OUTDOOR FEEDLOTS.

What’s the carbon footprint of barn feed cattle versus outdoor feedlots? Cattlemen’s Heritage Principal Developer, Chad Tentinger, describes how independent, smaller farms with barn facilities are the way into carbon neutrality in the future.

HOW ARE YOU SURE THAT A BEEF PROCESSING FACILITY IS GOING TO WORK?

Principal Developer Chad Tentinger outlines how the extensive research, prime location and producer-driven model has set up Cattlemen’s Heritage cattle processing facility for solid success.

A PLANT MODELED AFTER A UNILATERALLY AGREED UPON USDA PLAN TO ENCOURAGE SMALL/MEDIUM PROCESSING FACILITIES.

The USDA has announced plans to encourage small and medium cattle processors. Cattlemen’s Heritage Principal Developer, Chad Tentinger, explains the details of how this will benefit the industry.

WHAT IS THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF BUILDING A BEEF PROCESSING FACILITY?

Cattlemen’s Heritage Shackle Space and Processing Facility will bring a $1.16 billion annual impact for Iowa. Principal Developer Chad Tentinger reveals how producers and rural Iowa will benefit.