“Every man owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged. No man has a moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere.”
— Theodore Roosevelt
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To promote the interests of Colorado’s beef industry and protect Colorado’s land, water and forage resources.
CCA is committed to enhancing the investment of the grassroots beef producer through legislative representation, research and education, information distribution, public relations, issues management, and allied group cooperation. Join Online Now
To promote the interests of Colorado’s beef industry and protect Colorado’s land, water and forage resources
The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) was founded in 1867—nine years before Colorado became a state! As such, it became the first statewide cattlemen’s association in the nation. As the only nonprofit 501(c)6 trade organization exclusively representing the state's more than 12,000 beef producers, CCA serves members by speaking out on behalf of Colorado's beef producers and landowners to state and national legislators, agencies, media and consumers. The association is primarily funded through voluntary membership dues contributed by its members.
Beef producers join CCA voluntarily and manage it cooperatively, working together to accomplish goals that no single beef producer could reach alone. CCA operates through its network of more than 2,500 members, 49 local and breed associations and its 19 volunteer steering committees that develop policies and direction for the industry. Additionally CCA has a volunteer Board of Directors made up of 15 CCA members from across Colorado. Furthermore, a full-time staff is located in Arvada, CO. CCA headquarters helps the association carry forth its mission of promoting and protecting Colorado’s beef industry.
Members take pride in the fact that CCA is nationally recognized for its leadership and ability to achieve results for Colorado's beef producers. When an issue arises that could affect producers’ bottom line, CCA is there to defend its members’ investment in the beef industry.