Dan Gattis

2024 NCBA Federation Division Chair

Dan Gattis and his family run a cow-calf and stocker/backgrounder operation in Williamson County, Texas. As part of their diversified operation, the Gattis family feeds their cattle at various feedyards and sells some of their beef in their local community. Gattis has served on the board and as chairman of the Texas Beef Council and on the board of directors and the executive committee of the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. In addition, he is actively involved with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Federation of State Beef Councils. 

Having served four terms in the Texas Legislature, Gattis knows the impact that politics, laws and regulations can have on beef producers like himself across the country. In addition, Gattis is a practicing attorney where he represents landowners in eminent domain and condemnation matters across the state. 

Gattis knows that pressure from every angle — government, private entities, rising input costs — impacts producers’ bottom lines. He believes the way forward is with a unified voice and vision to promote and defend the beef industry to bring beef to tables of families in the U.S. and abroad. 

Gattis and his wife, Shana, have three children: Sterling Jack (20), Carson Marie (17) and Kenedy Sue (15) who actively participate on their operation.


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