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With your support, The California Cattlemen’s Association scored some major victories in 2018. Our work is far from complete and we will remain engaged on the following issues, as well as others.

  • Remained a leading voice on transportation issues that impact the hauling of live cattle. In 2018, CCA was successful in extending the federal exemption for the use of an Electronic Logging Device (ELD)through September 30, 2019 and continue to work with national and state partners to increase the legal time a driver can be behind the wheel with substantive reforms to federal Hours of Service regulations

  • Worked to enact legislation that resulted in $1 billion in funding for forest management, fuel load reduction and prescribed fire to increase fire resiliency.

  • Sued the US Fish & Wildlife Service over the designation of 1.8 million acres of critical habitat for Yosemite toad and Yellow-legged frog, and filed a brief in support of US Supreme Court litigation that limited the Service’s exercise of critical habitat designations

  • Aided more than a thousand ranchers in saving thousands of dollars in regulatory compliance costs related to measuring water diversions. Thanks to CCA-sponsoredlegislation in2018 more than a thousand ranchers were able to take UC Cooperative Extension courses to self-certifyas qualified individuals for installingwatermeasuring devices, avoiding costs to hire an engineer

  • Continued association work to support the creation of new surface water storage

  • Sponsored SB 965, signed into law by Governor Brown, whichpaved the way for a referendum to establish the California Cattle Council, which wouldprovide for research, promotion and education regarding live-cattle issues



CCA is working to keep consumers and ranchers up to date on issues surrounding beef cattle production.


Today, California’s ranching families are as diverse as any in the world. Ranchers own and/or manage approximately 38 million acres of privately and publicly owned rangelands.

Most California ranches have been in the same family for four or more generations. The long-term success of ranching operations requires the careful stewardship of animals and the environment.

California rangelands provide habitat for hundreds of species, endangered and nonendangered, many of which depend on grazing for their habitat.

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By being a CCA member, you play an integral role in protecting California’s ranching heritage, while gaining additional members-only benefits.


CCA Government Affairs Team

CCA’s lobbyists work exclusively on issues affecting our state’s ranching families and are a strong voice for California ranchers in legislative and regulatory affairs.


Exclusive Anaplasmosis Vaccine

When you join CCA, you have access to the member-exclusive anaplasmosis vaccine. Save money on this discounted product to protect your herd from the pathogen.


Magazine and Publications

Through CCA's publications, members receive weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly updates to keep them updated on all that is happening with ranching in the Golden State.


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CCA offers the Se365 Selenium Bolus from Pacific Trace Minerals to CCA members at a significant price reduction. Call or fill out the order form online today!


Now more than ever it is critical ranchers share their voices and work together to protect our industry. There’s never been a better time to join the CCA!