Membership

Membership

Membership Types


Producer Membership


Cattle owning individuals. Voting member of SDCA (one vote per member)

$150 per year or $400 for 3 years

Ranch Membership


Partnerships, spouses, families, etc. who are actively participating in the ownership or management of cattle. Voting member of SDCA (one vote per member)

$150 per year for primary member and $75 for each additional member

Student Membership


Available for full time students. Voting member of SDCA (one vote for member)

$45 per year

Associate Membership


Any individual that does not own cattle. Non-voting member.

$100 per year


Membership Add-Ons


Fair Share Program

Optional Fair share dues go directly to SDCA's efforts to protect the rights of individual cattle producers.

Cow-Calf Fair Share = $.20/Pair per year
Feeder Fair Share = $.10/Head per year

SDCA Feeder Council Membership

The SDCA Feeder Council focuses on special interests of feeders and backgrounders, particularly environmental regulations. Must be a current SDCA member to join the Feeder Council. The SDCA Feeder Council holds their own meetings and events and has elected leadership.

$100 per year or $270 for 3 years.

Young Cattlemens Council

SDCA Young Cattlemen's Council creates opportunities for young producers to be successful, fosters learning and comraderies, which advocating for South Dakota's cattle industry.

Young Cattlemen's Council is open to all SDCA members age 18-45.

SDCA Cow-Calf Council

The SDCA Cow-Calf Council focuses on issues directly impacting cow-calf operators.

Must be a current SDCA member. The cow-calf council holds their own meetings and has elected leadership.

$20 per year

Allied industry memberships are non-voting memberships available to businesses that support cattlemen and women in South Dakota. These memberships offer employee membership and a variety of additional benefits.


Prime Member - $2,500

  • Complimentary 1/2 page ad in your preferred issue of The South Dakota Cattleman. *
  • Company logo and Allied Industry membership listing at www.sdcattlemen.org with a link to your website.
  • 8x10 booth at the SDCA Trade Show, based on space availability).
  • Recognition in The South Dakota Cattleman and other convention promotional materials.
  • Complimentary convention registration for 4 company employees.
  • Complimentary membership for 3 company employees.
  • The opportunity to conduct one direct mailing to SDCA members (labels will be provided, no electronic lists). 

Choice Member - $1,500

  • Complimentary 1/4 page ad in your preferred issue of The South Dakota Cattleman. *
  • Company logo and Allied Industry membership listing at www.sdcattlemen.org with a link to your website.
  • 8x10 booth at the SDCA Trade Show, (based on space availability).
  • Recognition in The South Dakota Cattleman and other convention promotional materials.
  • Complimentary convention registration for 2 company employees.
  • Complimentary membership for 2 company employees.

Select Member - $750

  • Complimentary 1/8 page ad in your preferred issue of The South Dakota Cattleman. *
  • Allied Industry membership listing at www.sdcattlemen.org.
  • Recognition in The South Dakota Cattleman and other 2021 convention promotional materials.
  • Complimentary convention registration for 1 company employee.
  • Complimentary membership for 2 company employees.

Standard Member - $350

  • Allied Industry listing at www.sdcattlemen.org and in The South Dakota Cattleman.*
  • Complimentary membership for 2 company employees.

Supporting Member - $200

  • Recognition in The South Dakota Cattleman and other convention promotional materials.
  • Complimentary membership for 1 company employee.

Corporate Membership - Minimum of 4 Locations

  • $150 membership for the first location. $75 for each additional location.
  • Recognition in The South Dakota Cattleman and other convention promotional materials.

Member Benefits

  • A full-time lobbyist representing you in Pierre. The SDCA staff and lobbyist monitors all state and federal legislation and rules while advocating for the policy created by members
  • A subscription to The South Dakota Cattleman magazine and The Cattle Guard, a weekly e-newsletter keeping you informed on news and upcoming events
  • Beef promotion opportunities
  • Networking events
  • Exclusive access to market reporting service
  • Complementary cattle sale and beef sale advertising on the SDCA Website
  • Discounted advertisement rates for The South Dakota Cattleman
  • Tours and educational events
  • Discounted SDCA Merch!

Allied Industry Member Benefits

BenefitPrimeChoiceSelectStandardSupporting
Complimentary Advertising***
Logo and/or Link on Website**
Listed on Website & Magazine*****
Tradeshow Booth**
Recognition in Promotional Materials***
Convention Registration***
Employee Membership* (3)* (2)* (2)* (2)* (1)
Direct Mailing*