Our Organization

As stated in our Constitution, Cleveland County Cattlemen’s Association (CCCA) is a non-profit educational organization that serves to promote the beef industry in and around Cleveland County, North Carolina. Persons or firms interested in the production, marketing, or consumption of beef are eligible to join. Membership is $10 annually. CCCA represents Cleveland County’s diverse beef industry. The affairs of the Association are managed by a Board of Directors elected by the general membership. The board also serves as an advisory committee to the County Extension Center, providing direction and support to livestock and forage-related educational programs. General members are encouraged to serve on one or more standing committees that focus on long-term planning and project implementation.Member Benefits…
Members have access to Association-owned cattle handling equipment, and other Association members are willing to them work their herds. They are encouraged to participate in a comprehensive educational program and maintain effective networks with other cattlemen having similar interests and needs. Cleveland County Cattlemen are eligible for various awards, and their youth family members are given added consideration when applying for the CCCA Dallas Ward Memorial Scholarship.Our Industry…
Cleveland County ranks fifth in North Carolina in total beef production, maintaining 13,400 head on more than 400 small, family-owned farms. Most cattle farms produce commercial feeder calves that are shipped to major corn-growing areas of the United States for finishing.In addition, there are approximately twenty purebred beef operations in Cleveland County. They raise quality bulls and replacement heifers used to improve the genetics of commercial beef herds across the Southeast. Several major breeds are represented, including Angus, Charolais, Gelbvieh, Limousin, Saler, Shorthorn, Simmental, Horned and Polled Hereford, and Texas Longhorn.

Our industry contributes $5 million each year to the local economy through farm gate sales. Off-farm employment generates an additional $15 million income each year. In addition to their farm-specific needs, beef producers consume the same goods and services as non-farm families.

Our Mission…
The mission of CCCA is to support and strengthen the local beef industry by educating our members on various aspects of beef cattle management. We want you to become more knowledgeable and profitable in your beef enterprise! We also seek to support those youth who will be providing leadership to the cattle industry of the future.

Our Activities…
CCCA achieves its mission through a variety of educational programs and activities, which include: seminars conducted by industry professionals; hands-on demonstrations & workshops; sales & shows; newsletters; field days, and; educational tours.

Our Commitment to Youth
CCCA demonstrates its commitment to youth by supporting the Cleveland County 4-H Diary Steer Project, local FFA chapters and junior livestock shows. In addition, CCCA awards scholarships to deserving young men and women from Cleveland County who are pursuing a college degree with emphasis in beef production. Priority consideration is given to applicants who are associate member of CCCA or whose parents or grandparents are active members.

2 Responses to About

  1. Krankin0713 @gmail account says:

    Is there a way to give a donation to the scholarship fund in Dallas’ name? I dated him in high school. Please reply to krankin0713@gmail.
    Thank you so much!
    Kris Rankin

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