The National Cattle Feeders’ Association (NCFA) was established in 2007 to represent Canadian cattle feeders on national issues and to work in collaboration with other cattle organizations across the country.


The National Cattle Feeders’ Association (NCFA) is a business-oriented organization dedicated to the advancement of the national fed cattle value chain focused on three pillars:

Growth and Sustainability | Competitiveness | Industry Leadership

Our focus

The NCFA operates in alignment with government and industry to develop workable solutions for the feedlot sector. Our demonstrated successes prove many voices with a similar message have greater impact for cattle feeders. Our initiatives clearly demonstrate our unique role and contribution to the governance and organizational infrastructure of Canada’s beef industry.

Growth and Sustainability

NCFA works with governments and industry stakeholders to create a business and trade environment conducive to the growth and sustainability of cattle feeding in Canada. We focus on policy initiatives that:

  • Improve the productivity and efficiency of beef production
  • Enhance access to existing export markets
  • Open new markets


NCFA supports a regulatory system that works for cattle feeders and better positions our industry for future growth and prosperity. We advance policy approaches that:

  • Remove barriers
  • Enhance efficiency and productivity
  • Push the pace of commerce

Industry Leadership

NCFA regularly meets with government officials to build relationships and increase understanding of cattle feeding. We also work closely with other cattle associations to discuss strategies, sponsor training and educational programs, and collaborate on industry initiatives. Our consultants in Ottawa reinforce the NCFA’s advocacy efforts.