Jennifer Carrico

Senior Livestock Editor
Jennifer Carrico
Jennifer Carrico is an Iowa State University graduate with a bachelor's degree in animal science and a minor in journalism. She joined the DTN staff in 2023 as the Senior Livestock Editor.
Throughout her journalism career she has covered agriculture in the Midwest for the Iowa Farmer Today, High Plains Journal and Wallaces Farmer, as well as several other publications during her time as a freelance journalist. She has received writing and photography awards from the Livestock Publications Council (LPC) and Agricultural Communications Network (ACN). In 2017 she was honored with the Master Writer Award from ACN. She served as the president of LPC in 2020.
Jennifer will use her many years of experience in the livestock industry to cover beef issues in the Cattlelink section of the magazine and the weekly Cattlelink e-newsletter. She lives on her family's beef cattle and crop farm in central Iowa, where her children are the sixth generation to raise cattle there.

More From This Author

  • Ross Havens, marketing coordinator for Nichols Farms in southwest Iowa, said helping customers find the right herd bull is a job they take seriously. (DTN/Progressive Farmer file photo by Jennifer Carrico)

    A Bull Is Half Your Herd

    An overwhelming amount of information continues to become available when searching for a herd bull. Finding a trusted source for the purchase who can explain the information is important.

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    Risk Management Tool May Cause Cattle Market Price Fluctuations

    Recent price fluctuations raise questions about whether Livestock Risk Protection plays a role.

  • Silver Spur Ranch cowboys Michael Thelen, Brandon LaPorte, JT Brown and George Geiger push cows out of the corral to move them to range pasture until they are rounded back up for calving. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Jennifer Carrico)

    View From the Range

    Since 2005, DTN/Progressive Farmer readers have followed along on farms across the country to know what farmers do with their crops from planting to harvest through View From the Cab. Now readers will be able to do the same...

  • Using the right genetic tools for herd selection can help make improvements in those traits. (DTN/Progressive Farmer file photo by Jennifer Carrico)

    Genetic Tools for Raising Cattle

    Using the right tools to select cattle for your herd takes constant learning. Both genotype and phenotype need attention to raise cattle with stay-ability.