Skip to main content

Cattle Supply Alliances

We Begin with Great Midwestern Cattle

Long-Standing Alliances

Our success starts on the farms and ranches of the American Midwest. The National Beef® value-added approach and commitment to quality has positioned us as a trusted partner to Midwest ranchers, feeders and family farmers. These supply partners are continually enhancing their cattle genetics, animal care programs and environmental practices to sustainably produce consistent, high-quality cattle. This supply of premium beef cattle is the foundation of our value-added strategy and a critical part of our branded boxed beef programs.

U.S. Premium Beef®

Our strategy as a trusted partner has also driven our unique relationship with U.S. Premium Beef®, a National Beef owner and cattle supply partner for over 25 years. U.S. Premium Beef’s farmers and ranchers have provided us with a steady supply of the highest quality cattle—a distinctive market advantage. With over 1,800 producers across 37 states, U.S. Premium Beef represents all segments of the beef industry.

Iowa Premium National Beef is proud to partner with the cattle producers of Iowa Premium. Sourcing from small family farms in Iowa and its surrounding areas, Iowa Premium abides by the region’s belief that growing crops and raising livestock go hand-in-hand.

Independent Suppliers In addition to our core alliances, National Beef also partners with leading independent cattle feeders, most within a 200-mile radius of our beef processing facilities in Western Kansas. These suppliers share with National Beef an unwavering commitment to maintaining strict standards of quality.

Committed to Animal Care

We have implemented a low-stress, integrated animal welfare and handling program that includes training, monitoring and auditing to ensure we meet or exceed all USDA mandated protocols and standards. We make sure to keep cattle calm and reduce stress while they are entrusted to our care. Our animal care facilities are designed based on the industry’s best practices and influenced by research from leading animal handling experts.