South Dakota Cattlemen's Association prioritizes providing the most current, helpful resources for beef producers across South Dakota. Click through the list below for more information about common questions, issues, and topics from our members.

Cattlemen Resources

 Checking in on the Checkoff

 Industry Standards & Regulations For Meat Processing Facilities


The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association is committed to defending beef for generations to come. The SDCA works tirelessly to protect and promote our way of life as farmer, ranchers and members of the industry. We works at the state, local and national level on public policy and advocacy that directly affects the beef production industry. 


National Cattlemen's Beef Association

South Dakota Beef Industry Council 

Agriculture United for South Dakota

South Dakota Grassland Coalition

American National Cattle Women

SDSU Extension


Agribusiness Freedom Foundation

Government Agencies

U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA)

South Dakota Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR)

South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts

State of South Dakota Animal Industry Board 

South Dakota Brand Board South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks

Media Resources

Beef Magazine

Working Ranch Magazine

Member Resources


A service offered by the Nebraska Cattlemen available to South Dakota Cattlemen members  to help you make informed fed cattle marketing decisions. The Market Reporting Service was established in 1989. Staffed by two full-time analysts with more than 45 years combined experience in the Nebraska fed cattle trading arena, the Market Reporting Service has grown into one of the nation’s most respected sources of timely and accurate fed cattle market information and analysis. MRS represents a combined capacity in excess of 1.5 million head. With member feedyards ranging in size from 700-70,000 head in capacity, mirroring the diverse nature of today’s Midwestern feeding industry.

Access the members-only MRS website