Founded in 1898, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association is the marketing organization and trade association for cattle farmers and ranchers. With offices in Denver and Washington, D.C., NCBA is a producer-directed organization focused on industry advocacy, promotion, education and research. 

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NCBA Vision
To be the trusted leader and definitive voice of the U.S. cattle and beef industry.
NCBA Mission
To serve the cattle and beef industry by improving the business climate, growing beef demand, and increasing the world's access to U.S. beef.

The NCBA Federation of State Beef Councils Division oversees beef and beef product promotion, research, information and related activities financed by the Beef Checkoff and similar market development investments. It also functions as the Federation of 43 Qualified State Beef Councils and carries out the duties and responsibilities assigned to the Federation by the Beef Promotion and Research Act and Order. In this way, NCBA coordinates state-national efforts to build demand for beef.

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is the national trade association representing U.S. cattle producers, with more than 25,000 individual members and several industry organization members. Together NCBA represents more than 175,000 cattle producers and feeders. NCBA works to advance the economic, political and social interests of the U.S. cattle business and to be an advocate for the cattle industry's policy positions and economic interests.

As family farmers and ranchers, cattlemen have a vested interest in protecting the environment. As responsive producers, they share an interest in meeting the needs of consumers worldwide by providing high-quality, nutritious beef, while setting higher quality and safety standards than those required by the government. As individual entrepreneurs, cattlemen raise livestock in more states than any other commodity, helping sustain a way of life in thousands of rural communities.

NCBA works to encourage the humane treatment of farm animals, the wise stewardship of natural resources and the implementation of good husbandry practices.


 9110 East Nichols Avenue, Suite 300 
Centennial, CO 80112 
 (303) 694-0305 
  Fax: (303) 694-2851

NCBA's Center for Public Policy
Washington, D.C.

 1275 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 801
Washington, D.C. 20004
 (202) 347-0228

"As individuals, we have limited resources... aid in keeping the "wolves" such as government, environmental and radical groups, off of our door steps. NCBA is there every day protecting our industry."

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Mark Spurgin
Nebraska Rancher