Members may join a council representing their special interest area. Cow-Calf and Cattle Feeders Councils are made up of members with an interest in those segments of beef production. Council leaders serve on the SDCA Board of Directors and the Councils also host meetings and events pertaining to their area of specialty. Communications that are specific to these operations are also provided to council members when necessary.
Agriculture & Food Policy
Aids in developing a plan of work and policies that will ensure cattlemen are being represented and addressed in legislation and regulation dealing with general agriculture or food-related policies. This committee will also consider federal and state budget issues.
Cattle Health & Well Being
Provides strategic guidance to develop a plan of work and policies which will ensure cattle health and well-being issues are addressed to maintain the health and quality care of cattle. Develop a plan of work, policies, and project recommendations in order to ensure that consumers receive safe and wholesome beef products.
Provide the strategic direction for a viable federal lands cattle industry using historical means and new opportunities.
Ensures that international marketing initiatives and trade policy are integrated, provides direction and support for USMEF activities and coordinates with the U.S. market so global market opportunities are maximized.
Live Cattle Marketing
Membership & Information
Provide the necessary strategic guidance that will assure the resources and strong state/affiliate coordination required to achieve the SDCA mission. The primary responsibility for new member solicitation and retention programs, membership dues records & reports, affiliate - NCBA membership liaison, and membership benefits and recognition items.