The State's premier cattlemen's association that serves as the principal voice and advocate for Colorado beef production.

Advancing the legacy and viability of beef production for our members by ensuring a dynamic and profitable industry that promotes growth and opportunity for future generations.

The Colorado Cattlemen's Association was founded in 1867, nine years before Colorado became a state. It became the first statewide cattlemen's association in the nation and has been operating ever since. It was instrumental in the formation of the National Western Stock Show (1899), Colorado Brand Board (1902), the Colorado Beef Council (1956) and the Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust (1995).


To learn more about the first 150 years of CCA visit our Cattle Guard articles...

March - CCA's First Years in the Saddle (1867-1917)

June - A Tale of Two World Wars, the Cattle Industry and a Centennial Celebration (1917-1967)

September - A Changing Social Climate, a New Millennium, and the 150th Anniversary Celebration (1967-2017)

December - 2017 And Beyond: The Future of the Cattle Industry (2017 and Beyond) 


Planter House, 15th and Blake St., Denver - Colorado Stockgrowers' Association was formed here in 1867.