Oregon Beef Council

  • Oregon Beef Council is one of 22 commodity commissions that promote Oregon’s agricultural products under the supervision of the Oregon Department of Agriculture. In 1986, the federal Beef Promotion and Research Act authorized the collection of a $1.00 per head Checkoff at the time of sale. Of each dollar collected, 50 cents is sent to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board located in Denver to fund national programs of promotion, education, and research.
  • OCA receives funding from OBC for projects, events and to promote a positive producer image of the state’s cattle industry.


  • OCA is a member of NCBA.
  • Initiated in 1898, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is the marketing organization and trade association for America’s one million cattle farmers and ranchers. With offices in Denver and Washington, D.C., NCBA is a consumer-focused, producer-directed organization representing the largest segment of the nation’s food and fiber industry.
  • Cattlemen’s Education Series Webinars CLICK HERE
  • 2021 Policy Priorities CLICK HERE

National Public Lands Council

Since 1968, the Public Lands Council (PLC) has actively represented the cattle and sheep producers who hold public lands grazing permits. The PLC advocates for these western ranchers who preserve our nation’s natural resources while providing vital food and fiber to the nation and the world.

Oregon CattleWomen’s Association

Our group was organized in 1953 with Ilda May Hayes as president of the Oregon CowBelles. The Oregon Cattlewomen participate in the advancement of the cattle industry through promotion and education. We actively work to promote positive legislation in support of our industry

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