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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
The goal of the 1867 Club is to garner relationships and greater communication with those who live in urban areas and have a passion and interest for Colorado’s agriculture and ranching way of life.
The Colorado Cattlemen's Association likes to recognize individuals throughout the year for their achievements in the livestock industry. Some of the awards given out are the Leopold Conservation Award, Brand Inspector of the Year, Law Officer of the Year, Commercial Producer of the Year, and Seedstock Producer of the Year.
The Colorado Beef Quality Assurance is a producers-driven program in which cattle producers assume the responsibility for producing beef that is a healthy, wholesome, quality product and free from defects such as injection-site lesions and bruises. Producers must be certified through a BQA program in order to qualify.
Colorado Ranching Legacy Program
The number of ranchers and ranches in Colorado is continually declining in the face of many challenges. In order to assist in the development of the next generation of stewards vital for conserving family ranches and healthy, intact landscapes, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, the Western Center for Integrated Resource Management at Colorado State University, and The Nature Conservancy have partnered to create the Colorado Ranching Legacy Program.
Colorado Resource Monitoring Initiative
The Colorado Resource Monitoring Initiative was developed by a group of stakeholders in order to develop a standardized approach to rangeland monitoring across private, state, and federal lands.
Colorado Cattlemen’s Association is offering a compliant ear tag allocation system for the association’s membership. This system will offer a simple and trusted method for Colorado beef producers to purchase NAIS-compliant ear tags through the association to meet the requirements of NAIS and their individual management needs.
Rocky Mountain Financial Group, long-time CCA member and a Colorado benefits management and consulting firm; has structured a suite of health benefit plans especially for CCA members that offers a wide range of affordable choices. CCA members have access to these choices, many of which are not available outside CCA’s Health Insurance Benefit Program.
Kirk Hanna Cattlemen's Leadership College
In 1984 the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association recognized a need for producers to get a hands-on training on how their industry works so they can better predict and determine their future. Thus the inception of the Kirk Hanna Cattlemen’s Leadership Conference.
Operation Livestock Thief
Operation Livestock Thief pays big rewards to citizens who report livestock rustlers. Through OLT, citizens may anonymously call a toll-free phone number to report incidents involving bovine or equine theft or destruction. If the reported information leads to an arrest, informants can receive a monetary reward of up to $2,500 per incident.
Source & Age Verification
The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and IMI Global, a USDA-approved Process Verified Company, are pleased to offer CCA members a selection of programs to verify source and age, no hormone treated cattle for export to the European Union, and other claim standard programs.
Pinnacol Assurance provides CCA members workers’ compensation coverage through a group of dividend plans designed to reduce costs by promoting risk management and accident prevention plans in the workplace.