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Livestock Marketing Council


NCBA’s Livestock Marketing Council gives livestock marketing professionals the opportunity to join and actively participate in NCBA and the beef industry policy development process. The LMC focuses specifically on policy, regulations and legislation that directly impact the marketing segment of the beef industry. The Marketing Council functions similar to your state cattlemen’s association affiliate of NCBA and has a seat on the NCBA Board of Directors and Executive Committee.





Legal Services

NCBA’s Livestock Marketing Services has teamed with law offices to provide council members a broad scope of legal consultation resources to effectively manage all threatening forces to your marketing business. A simple phone call gives you access to extremely qualified, retained legal professionals to effectively consult about your needs in areas like:

  • Bond Claims
  • Lien Laws
  • Cases Involving Packers & Stockyards Regulatory Pressures
  • Livestock Commerce Contracts
  • Payment Collection Procedures
  • Animal Regulatory and Health Laws
  • Fraudulent Business Tactics
  • Extortion

Access to legal consultation from livestock industry savvy professionals in the areas of business and agriculture law is designed to help keep your business moving in the right direction. Access to these legal resources is offered to you through your membership investment.





Livestock Marketing Council

Livestock Marketing Council shall earn voting seats on the NCBA Policy Division Board of Directors based on the collective dues sent to NCBA. The LMC earns board representation based on the following formula:

  • First Board and Committee seat: $10,000
  • Additional Board and Committee seats are earned in $35,000 increments


NCBA Policy Division Committees

The Livestock Marketing Council collectively determines which individual will represent them on the board and the NCBA Policy Division Committees.


NCBA Executive Committee

The Livestock Marketing Council has the opportunity to select one member to serve ex-officio on the NCBA Executive Committee.


Industry Focus

Independent livestock marketing businessmen and NCBA have together ushered in a new era in enhancing the business climate for the cattle industry. Our business tactics are now united – united under the branding of the new NCBA Livestock Marketing Council, united in our singular focus on excellence, and united in our vision for the future.

The NCBA Livestock Marketing Council is about better serving our industry – those who have given us and NCBA their business today and those who will do so tomorrow.

We will do so one relationship at a time, one livestock marketing at a time, in more that 1500 local livestock markets across the country.

We pledge to continue earning your confidence and your trust in us on a daily basis. There are doers and don’ters in the livestock marketing business. Doers, you know who you are and we’re in business because of you.


On Capitol Hill

NCBA’s Livestock Marketing Council members work to set NCBA policy through a complex but effective governance structure. The council’s political agenda carries a big punch on Capitol Hill.

Livestock marketing enterprises for years have been under the scrutiny of federal and state regulatory policies that make it difficult to operate efficiently and effectively. Within the scheme of constant changes to the cattle industry and the ongoing competitive pressure in the live cattle market, the NCBA Livestock Marketing Council focuses directly upon inhibiting regulatory legislation that directly affect livestock marketers. With economic forces and ongoing change as a backdrop for the livestock marketing industry, NCBA Livestock Marketing Council members are staying on course to support a free market system.

Council members believe that a beef industry long–range plan, including goals to achieve a dynamic and profitable beef industry, is imperative to the livestock marketing community. Through cooperative efforts with cattle producers there are new opportunities to increase profits through the marketing sector of the beef industry. Council members believe firmly in the continuation of the beef checkoff program that funds efforts to enhance the consumer demand for beef.

Members of the NCBA Livestock Marketing Council are able to closely monitor day to day activities of the Grain Inspection Packers & Stockyards Administration through their focused staff delegation in Washington D.C.

Council member’s investments successfully secured over $750 million in direct payments to producers impacted by recent drought conditions and reformed the death tax until 2010 which helped to reduce the impact felt by America’s small agriculture businesses.



Member Contacts


Auction Markets

Blue Grass Stockyards
Lexington, KY

Burlington Livestock Exchange
Burlington, CO

Buckhannon Stockyards
Buckhannon, WV
Office: (304) 472-5300

Carolina Stockyards Company
Silver City, NC
Office:(800) 733-1844

Calhoun Stockyard Hwy 53, Inc.
Calhoun, GA
Office:(706) 629-1900

Central Livestock Association
South Saint Paul, MN
Office:(919) 742-5665

Clay Center Livestock Sales Inc.
Clay Center, KS

Cuero Livestock Commission Inc.
Cuero, TX

Decatur Livestock Market
Decatur, TX
Office:(940) 627-5599

Dickson Livestock Center
Dickson, TN
Office:(615) 446-9066

East Tennessee Livestock Center
Sweetwater, TN
Office: (423) 337-6186

Equity Altoona Auction Market
Eau Claire, WI
Office:(608) 356-8311

Equity Arlington Auction Market
Arlington, WI
Office:(608) 356-8311

Equity Barron Auction Market
Barron, WI
Office:(608) 356-8311

Equity Lomira Auction Market
Lomira, WI
Office:(608) 356-8311

Equity COOP Livestock Sales
Baraboo, WI
Office:(800) 362-3989

Equity Johnson Creek Auction Market
Johnson Creek, WI
Office:(608) 356-8311

Equity Monroe Auction Market
Monroe, WI
Office:(608) 356-8311

Equity Marion Auction Market
Marion, WI
Office:(608) 356-8311

Equity Richland Center Auction Market
Richland Center, WI
Office:(608) 356-8311

Equity Reedsville Auction Market
Reedsville, WI
Office:(608) 356-8311

Equity Stratford Auction Market
Stratford, WI
Office:(608) 356-8311

Equity Sparta Auction Market
Sparta, WI
Office:(608) 356-8311

Equity Waukon Auction Market
Waukon, IA
Office:(608) 356-8311

Escalon Livestock Market, Inc
Escalon, CA
Office:(209) 838-7011

Harward Brothers Livestock Market
Richfield, NC
Office:(704) 546-2692

Farmers & Ranchers Livestock Auction
Vinita, OK
Office: (918) 256-6309

Joplin Regional Stockyards
Carthage, MO
Office:(417) 548-2333

John Queen
Waynesville, NC
Office:(828) 452-3873

Jordan Cattle Auction
San Saba, TX
Office: (325) 372-5159

Kist Livestock Auction
Mandan, ND
Office: (701) 663-9573

Kentucky-Tennessee Livestock Market
Guthrie, KY

Live Oak Livestock Auction Inc.
Three Rivers, TX

Lexington Sales Co
Lexington, TN

Manhattan Commission Co
Manhattan, KS

Lolli Brothers Livestock Market Inc
Macon, MO

OKC West Livestock Market
El Reno, OK

Milwaukee Stockyards
Reesville, WI
Office: (800) 728-5480

Presho Livestock Auction
Presho, SD

Preston Farmers Market
Terra Alta, WV
Office: (304) 789-2788

Sioux Falls Regional Livestock
Worthing, SD

Producers Livestock Auction
San Angelo, TX
Office:(325) 653-3370

Superior Livestock Auction
Brush, CO
Office:(970) 842-5566

Stanly County Livestock Market
Richfield, NC
Office:(704) 474-7681

Tennessee Livestock Producers Inc
Columbia, TN 38402
Office: (931) 388-7872

Templeton Livestock Market
Templeton, CA
Office: (805) 434-1866

Turlock Livestock Auction Yard
Karen Cozzitorto
Turlock, CA
Office: (209) 634-4326

Tulare County Stockyards
Dinuba, CA
Office:(559) 591-0884

Turlock Livestock Market
Travis Johnson
Oakdale, CA
Office: (209) 996-8645

Union Stock Yards Co.
Hillsboro, OH
Office: (937) 393-1958

United Producers Inc.
Columbus, OH
Office: (800) 456-3276

Visalia Livestock Market
Visalia, CA
Office:(559) 625-9615

Winter Livestock Auction
Dodge City, KS
Office: (620) 225-4159




Order Buyers/Dealers

5M Feeders
Myron Williams
Wall, SD
Office:(605) 279-2654

Apache Creek Cattle Company
Buzz Williams
Rye, CO
Office:(719) 250-9977

Berg Livestock
Larry Berg
Harlowton, MT
Office:(406) 366-4117

Brunner Cattle Company Inc
Tracy Brunner
Ramona, KS
Office:(785) 965-2228

Cattle Fortune, LLC
Yuma, CO
Office:(970) 848-2405

Central States Cattle Company
Albia, IA
Office:(641) 938-2225

Cornerstone Cattle Co LLC
McCook, NE

Chuck Cozzitorto
Hilmar, CA
Office: (209) 634-4326

Crossroads Cattle Company Ltd
Jennings Steen & Leslie Callahan
Austin, TX
Office: (512) 358-0358

Dudley Cattle Co
Long Branch, TX

Double M Ranch
Westbrook, MN
Office: (507) 274-5640

Ewald Friedrick Jr.
Weimar, TX

Hitch Enterprises, Inc.
Guymon, OK
Office: (580) 338-5571

Heine Cattle Co, Inc.
Gary Heine
Yankton, SD
Office: (605) 664-3395

Heinrich Cattle Co.
Bowman, ND
Office: (701) 523-5654

Heritage Livestock Inc
Brian Grant
Bowling Green, KY
Office: (270) 563-3361

Michael Imbrogno
Atwater, CA
Office: (209) 838-7011

Jeld-Wen Timber & Ranches
Mark Campbell
Klamath Falls, OR
Office: (503) 882-6135

Kloeppel Cattle Co.
Sidney, OH
Office: (937) 492-6645

J&L Livestock LLC
Brad Peterson
Aberdeen, SD
Office:(605) 228-1173

J&L Livestock LLC
Wally Jansma
Sioux Falls, SD
Office:(605) 338-6232

King Livestock Company Inc.
Chuck King
Hopkinsville, KY
Office:(270) 886-8118

King Livestock Company Inc.
Dell King
Hopkinsville, KY
Office: (270) 886-8118

Knobbe Livestock Sales
Harry Knobbe, Owner
West Point, NE
Office:(402) 372-5464

Lazy L Order Buyers
Ronnie Lewis
Dover, FL
Office: (813) 689-1835

LeMaster Livestock
Josh LeMaster
Gaffney, SC
Office:(864) 489-0412

Leonard Cattle Company
Chuck Leonard
Springfield, NE
Office:(402) 896-1075

Longoria Cattle, Inc.
Edinburg, TX
Office:(956) 607-6832

Lucas Livestock
Winnemucca, NV

Nock Trading Company
Richard Nock
San Luis Obispo, CA
Office:(805) 434-3282

Justin Mebane
Bakersfield, CA
Office:(661) 399-2981

John Person
Medford, OR
Office:(541) 944-0094

Pike Pond Ranch
Fred Marley
Napoleon, IN
Office:(812) 852-4061

Prairie Livestock LLC
West Point, MS
Office:(662) 494-5651

Prins Cattle Company Inc
Bryan Prins
Sisseton, SD
Office:(605) 880-1940

Producers Livestock Marketing
Omaha, NE
Office: (402) 597-9189

R L Kirkwood
Hondo, TX
Office:(830) 741-8188

Mike Reaves Livestock Inc.
Rowland, NC
Office:(918) 762-3978

Riley Cattle Company
Sidney Riley
Bluff City, TN
Office:(423) 502-7456

Riley Livestock
Joe Riley
Mayfield, KY
Office:(270) 345-2302

Robert L Conley Livestock
Lexington, KY
Office:(502) 868-5122

Rose Cattle Company
John Rose
Three Forks, MT
Office:(406) 285-6849

S&B Cattle Company
Scott Bucher
Lexington, KY
Office:(859) 254-9635

Schneider Cattle Order Buying LLC
Sonny Schneider
Eaton, CO
Office:(970) 454-2611

Shawn Wilson Livestock
Somerset, KY
Office: (606) 679-7466

Swift & Henry Order Buying Company
Thomas D Runyan
Saint Joseph, MO
Office:(816) 233-8615

Union Stock Yards Co.
Hillsboro, OH
Office: (937) 393-1958

Western Livestock Marketing
Charles Cole
Weston, WV
Office:(304) 884-8886

Lemmy Wilson
Newport, TN
Office: (423) 623-8721

Wilson Livestock
Willard V Wilson
Thermopolis, WY
Office:(307) 864-3076

Winters Ranch Partnership
Del Rio, TX

Yankton Land & Cattle
Yankton, SD
Office:(605) 665-2999

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Eastern Livestock Bankruptcy 

A website has been established to provide you the most up to date information from the Trustee, Jim Knauer, in the Eastern Livestock Bankruptcy as well as all associated pending matters.


NCBA Requests Emergency Loan Access for Cattle Producers Affected by Eastern Livestock Bankruptcy

On or around Nov. 3, 2010, Eastern Livestock Company, LLC, (Eastern), a company based in New Albany, Ind., that bought and sold cattle in 11 states across the Mid-South, Midwest, and West, began issuing unfunded checks to cattle producers and livestock market operators. According to USDA's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, Eastern owes more than $130 million to 743 sellers in 30 states.

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) sent letters to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) seeking financial assistance for cattle producers affected by the bankruptcy of Eastern. Specifically, NCBA requested USDA provide emergency access to short-term, low interest and/or government-backed loan programs. Additionally, NCBA requested a list of SBA loan programs that may help producers finance their family farms and market operations.

NCBA's letter states, "Eastern Livestock Company, LLC, is going through bankruptcy proceedings, however, we have cattle producers and livestock market operators across the country that have still not received any sort of payment for their cattle. The bond, as required by the USDA's GIPSA, was nearly $800,000, but this was woefully inadequate to cover its obligations."

"Hundreds of cattle producers and marketers have been financially harmed by Eastern's bankruptcy," NCBA President Steve Foglesong said. "Without some short-term financial assistance, in the means of low-interest or government-backed loans, many operations may be forced to shut down or sell off assets to cover costs. NCBA simply isn't willing to let that happen. We're not asking for a government handout but rather for responsible financial assistance to cattle producers who are facing severe financial strains through no fault of their own. We are hopeful USDA and SBA will seriously consider our request."