The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is the national trade association representing U.S. cattle producers, with more than 28,000 individual members and sixty-four state affiliate, breed and industry organization members. Together NCBA represents more than 230,000 cattle breeders, 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.
To be the trusted leader and definitive voice serving the beef industry
An industry united around a common goal of being the world's most trusted and preferred source of beef and beef products
To provide the safest, highest-quality, most consumer-friendly beef and beef products in an environmentally and economically sustainable manner
Association Programs & Awards
NCBA is committed to developing and recognizing leaders within our industry and rewarding them for their valuable contributions. Several programs have been created over the years to not only further educate cattlemen, but to recognize their efforts for current and innovative practices within the industry. These programs include the Young Cattlemen’s Conference and programs through the National Cattlemen's Foundation such as scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students, the Environmental Stewardship Award and the Beef Quiz Bowl.
Beef Industry Long-Range Plan 2011-2013