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. 
  • Work with lawmakers and the Empire State Council of Agricultural Organizations 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

Talk about drastic changes…when I wrote my last president’s report, practically the whole state was nothing but a mud hole. Now we find ourselves checking the weather and praying for a rain shower. Hay season is in full swing, and most have wrapped up the planting season. Soon we will be attending county fairs and festivals. While at your county fairs be sure to check out your county's supreme female winner and support the youth of our industry.   I would like to thank everyone that sold tickets for our Freezer Full of Beef raffle along with the consigners and buyers at the recent Herd Builder Sale. The sale did very well and the animals consigned were packed full of quality. This spring New York had several very successful sales, the first Red on Red sale (Red Angus & Hereford) was held at Ralph Lott and Sons Farm in Seneca Falls and the New York Angus Association (Black Angus) held their annual sale at Trowbridge Farms in Ghent. Both sales were a huge success and brought record prices. Events like these are great for New York's cattle industry! I hope everyone has an enjoyable summer filled with great weather, family and friends.     

 Sincerely, Skip Lear