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 The South Dakota Cattlemen's Association

Cattlemen working for Cattlemen

Defending Cattle producers and members of the beef industry within South Dakota is the main objective of the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association. We are a  grass roots non-profit membership organization advocating on behalf of members to ensure cattle production remains relevant, safe, & a sustainable way of life for generations to come.

As we look toward the future it is important for all cattlemen to help protect the vitality of this industry within our state. Member directed-policy provides a voice for South Dakota cattlemen on all public policy issues in front of congress, the state legislature and government agencies.

SDCA staff and leadership represent the interests of members, serving in their respected  positions and as cattlemen, working for cattlemen.

SDCA Member Recruitment Incentive!

Many organizations promote themselves by saying, “Membership has its perks.” At the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association, we’ve traditionally had a couple of those perks. One of those perks is access to top industry experts and officials that can communicate current information on any and every subject surrounding the cattle industry. Another, and most important perk, is having your voice heard on policy that is communicated back to those experts and representatives in government regarding what we need to see happen in order to succeed in this business. Now, we’re adding a new, slightly more eye-appealing perk. The SDCA staff and board members can and will continue to work hard to recruit new association members. But what better way to recruit members, than to have the existing membership talk to their neighbors? When you as a member recruit a new individual, you’ll receive an embroidered SDCA hat, as well as recognition in this magazine and at the annual convention. Simply use the pdf form at under the membership button at the top, and fill in your name on the blank that lists whom the new member was recruited by. Of course, you don’t have to stop at just one member. After all, the more we are, the more we can cooperate on ideas that work for everyone, and the louder we can be!

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As a SDCA member, you join a community collectively committed to preserving your livelihood not only for you, but for generations to come.

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South Dakota State Cattlemen's Association works at the state, local and national level on public policy and advocacy that directly affects South Dakota beef producers. A large slate of volunteer leaders, professional staff and network of members deliver results that no single beef producer could alone. Together we create a stronger, unified voice.

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Stay informed on state & national news . SDCA provides a wide variety of communication platforms to keep you in touch with industry and policy information.


Mark your calender's and check out all the events SDCA Offers throughout the year to provide cattlemen with resources to improve their operation, discuss policy and form connections with cattlemen and women from across the state.


SDCA's top priority is to advocate on behalf of South Dakota beef producers at the state Capitol and Washington D.C. Learn how we do this and find a quick link to resources that will help you be a better advocate for the beef industry.

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