Our Mission

"To be a member driven voice to advance, protect, and preserve the New York Cattle Industry through producer education, youth development, and legislation.”  

NYBPA Purposes and Goals

  • Encourage friendly exchange of ideas among members. 
  • Promote and protect the interest of beef producers in New York State. 
  • Aid members in the purchase, sale and breeding of quality cattle. 
  • Cooperate with Cornell Cooperative Extension, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets and other agencies. 
  • Encourage youth participation in the beef industry. 
  • Promote beef to consumers and create a positive image of the beef industry to the general population. 
  • Lobby to create policy that benefits agriculture in general and the beef industry specifically. 
  • Affiliate with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association to effect policy decisions and promote the industry on a national level.

President's Message

As I am writing this May/June President’s Message, I am starting to panic with all the things that have to happen in these next two months. It really is the start to the busy time of year with planting, harvesting hay, and getting the cattle on pasture. That being said, some producers are making breeding plans for years to come. Some will purchase cattle to improve their herd or buy embryos and semen. Either way there are some great opportunities available to improve your cow herd right here in New York. Some of these sales are: the NYJBPA semen sale held in April, the New York Red Angus Right on RED Sale on April 27th, the Trowbridge Bull Sale May 4th, the NYBPA Herd Builder Sale also on May 4th, and the New York Angus Sale on May 11th. I am sure that we can all agree that this is a great time to be in the cattle business with the prices we have been receiving at the markets lately.  Our Empire State Beef Raffle will be drawn, as always, the day of the Herd Builder Sale at Canandaigua Stockyards on May 4th. This raffle helps fund NYBPA activities throughout the year and keeps this organization prosperous. Please make an extra effort to sell as many tickets as possible seeing as this is one of our biggest fundraisers. Tickets can be turned into Amanda the morning of the raffle in person.  Planning has begun for the 2025 winter Annual Conference. If you would like to participate on the planning committee, please contact one of the board members.    


Skip Lear

NYBPA President