Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) is a cattle-producers association working to create and promote policy to enhance the business climate and foster opportunities for profitable beef production in Nebraska. Its producer-members have established policy positions on more than 100 beef industry-related issues. Developed by producers from across the state, policy topics are divided among the association's six standing committees: Brand and Property Rights, Animal Health and Nutrition, Education and Research, Marketing and Commerce, Natural Resources and Environment and Taxation. Nebraska Cattlemen also has Seedstock, Cow/Calf, Feedlot and Farmer/Stockman Councils for members to discuss issues with other like-minded producers.
Nebraska Cattlemen conducts educational seminars on beef industry topics, such as Integrated Resource Management and waste management regulation. In addition, NC’s subscription-based fed cattle Market Reporting Service (nebraskacattlemen.org/mrs-sign-up) currently provides real-time market information and analysis for subscribers throughout a six-state midwestern footprint and maintains a nation-wide contact base in the commodity futures and boxed beef industries. NC also works jointly with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Beef Quality Assurance. NC also publishes a monthly magazine, Nebraska Cattleman, and provides members a biweekly e-newsletter.
Nebraska Cattlemen represents 42 local affiliate associations across nine state regions and efforts are governed and directed by producer-members from across Nebraska.
Membership to the full-service association costs pennies per head and provides members with policy advocacy at the state and national level, up-to-date beef industry information, educational opportunities and various discounts. More information can be found at nebraskacattlemen.org.
Updated April 2021