NEBRASKA CATTLEMEN MEMBERSHIP
- Cow/Calf Council
- Farmer/Stockman Council
- Seedstock Council
The above three councils’ active members are required to pay fair share dues based on the number of head of cows, feedlot cattle and stockers owned on an annual basis as indicated in the table below. Members have the option of choosing any of the options below. Nebraska Cattlemen sends $10.00 of dues payment to the local affiliate to cover local dues.
Number of head NC/NCBA NC Only 1-100 $200.00 $100.00 101-300 $300.00 $150.00 301-500 $425.00 $200.00 501-700 $575.00 $250.00 701 + $250.00 + $0.55/hd $75.00 + $0.30/hd
- Feedlot Council
Feedlot Council Active members are required to pay $0.45 per head on all cattle placed on feed at the start of the feeding period, or $0.90 per head based on feedyard capacity (this is equivalent to $0.45 per head on placements, assuming that the yard turns cattle 2.5 times per year and remains 80% full). Feedyards paying on placements must pay dues monthly, while feedyards paying on capacity can choose to pay dues monthly, quarterly, biannually or annually. Feedlot Council membership includes NCBA membership.
Student members are full-time students (primary, secondary, college or university) under the age of 22 who are not operating an independent cattle operation. Dues are a one-time fee of $25.00. Members have full voting privileges, the opportunities to participate in leadership development, and electronic communications.
Active Member Benefits
OTHER MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
This membership is for those who do not own cattle but are businesses, retired persons or others who wish to support Nebraska Cattlemen. Dues can be seen below and Nebraska Cattlemen sends $10.00 of dues payment to the local affiliate to cover local dues. Supporting members do not have the right to vote but will receive the electronic newsletter (NC Insider), the National Cattlemen magazine (NCBA members only) and membership to local affiliate.
Associate members are allied industries and businesses that invest in Nebraska Cattlemen. Dues can be seen below and Nebraska Cattlemen sends $10.00 of dues payment to the local affiliate to cover local dues. This membership option does not allow voting but members will receive the electronic newsletter (NC Insider), a wall plaque, National Cattlemen Magazine (NCBA members only), $500 discount on trade show booth, first choice on booth space at trade show, and free listing in October Issue of Nebraska Cattlemen magazine.
A Customer member is an individual or business that is a customer of a member feedyard which has submitted their name to Nebraska Cattlemen. Customer members receive Nebraska Cattlemen and NCBA publications but do not have the right to vote. A Customer member may become an active member by paying fair-share dues on all cattle owned, in addition to those that are fed at the member yard. If the Customer member has no other cattle, they can pay a $50 service fee.
Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Membership
A Cattlemen’s Classic member is an individual or business that shows cattle at the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic in Kearney, Nebraska. Classic participants must be members of Nebraska Cattlemen and have the choice of joining as a fair-share dues paying Seedstock Council member or join as a Nebraska Cattlemen Classic member by paying $30/head exhibited at the classic. Nebraska Cattlemen Classic members do not have the right to vote. A Classic member may become an active member by paying fair-share dues on all cattle owned.
Members will be contacted and given the opportunity to renew their memberships annually. Active, Supporting and Associate memberships expire 12 months after being accepted. Renewal notices are mailed to members (except Feedlot Council) on their anniversary date. A final notice is mailed one month after the member's anniversary date, unless membership was renewed. Service shall be terminated three months after the anniversary date, unless membership was renewed. Feedlot Council members paying on placements are billed monthly and Feedlot Council members pay on capacity are billed either monthly, quarterly, biannually or annually. Services shall be terminated to Feedlot Council members if no payment activity occurs over a 12 month time period.