The Oregon Cattlemen's Association (OCA) was formed in 1913 in Baker County by 12 individuals who sought to advance the economic, political and social interests of the Oregon Cattle Industry.
As the voice of the cattle industry in Oregon, our mission is to:
Promote environmentally and socially sound industry practices;
Promote a positive, contemporary image of the industry
Improve and strengthen the economics of the industry;
Assure a strong political presence in all areas effecting the industry
Protect our industry communities and private property rights.
OCA assists and represents ALL cattle producers through out the entire state on a daily basis on many issues. OCA is NOT a "one or two" issue organization (click here for current list). It is dedicated to deal with a multitude of issue simultaneously in order to allow producers - large & small -East & West - to produce. OCA can only do this with memberships and leadership. We pull together or we pull apart!
Oregon Cattlemen Association Membership Benefits:
Producer membership benefits include:
Having voting rights
A subscription to the "Oregon Beef Producer" monthly magazine
Eligibility for the OCA Livestock Vandalism and Theft Reward Program
Eligibility for the Oregon Cattlemen's Stewardship Fund's Scholarship Program
Being acquainted with other producers in your area through your county association
Opportunities to participate and serve on the OCA board and committees
Having your name included in the annual membership directory
Receiving e-mail updates on important industry issues
Having a link to a website or an event listed on the OCA calendar
In addition to all the above mentioned benefits, we have two conventions per year that provide you an opportunity to become informed, involved, and provides a forum to get acquainted with fellow ranchers as well as political and academia leaders.
Associate membership benefits include all the above only with out voting rights.
Associate Council membership benefits include all the above and an opportunity to submit a "Friends of the Industry" article in the Oregon Beef Producer.