From serving on boards and committees to serving beef at local events, SDCA volunteer members devote thousands of hours to ensuring cattlemen are represented on issues that affect your bottom line.
Environment: SDCA monitors environmental and conservation programs to ensure local, state, and national policies and regulations are compatible with the best interests of cattlemen.
Beef Promotion: SDCA is a strong supporter of the beef checkoff and its promotion and research programs, credited with increasing beef demand by 25% in the last six years. SDCA is one of eight organizations represented on the South Dakota Beef Industry Council, which determines how the state’s checkoff dollars are spent.
Beef Quality: SDCA is a long-time advocate of Beef Quality Assurance practices and supports the South Dakota Certified program as a way for members to capitalize on South Dakota’s reputation for producing high-quality beef products.
Public Relations: SDCA joined four other statewide ag groups to found Agriculture United for South Dakota. This joint effort will provide an opportunity to address issues and public relations concerns that affect all producers, presenting a unified voice for agriculture in the media and across the state.
Market Access: SDCA closely monitors marketing and trade practices at the state and national levels to be sure cattlemen receive appropriate market access and profit opportunities based on sound scientific principles.
SDCA is your voice to legislators, consumers, educators and other leaders. SDCA is a professional organization directed and supported by South Dakota Cattlemen.
SDCA sets policy during their annual membership meeting at their annual convention & trade show that governs the assocation on National, State, and local issues effecting different aspects of your business as a cattle producer.
To view issues that SDCA is working on visit the Current Issues Tab.
If you have an issue you need more information on or think SDCA needs to work on please contact our Executive Director, Jodie Anderson.