National Livestock Producers Association
Following passage of the Packer and Stockyards Act of 1921, the
National Livestock Producers Association (NLPA) was founded in direct
response to diminishing markets and excessive supplies of livestock.
The realization that producers needed to work together to battle
marketing problems led to the development of livestock cooperatives
When the Federal Farm Board was established in the early 1930s the
National Livestock Producers Association took on a new role as a
capitalization vehicle for several livestock credit corporations
across the country. The credit corporations were formed to make
needed credit available to the producers through organizations that
would specialize in working with livestock lending. Many of those
original credit corporations are still in existence today.
Helping Regional Cooperatives
National Livestock Producers Association services
are designed to help member marketing agencies and credit corporations
become more effective and efficient for their producer-patrons.
Through member interaction, many innovative services and programs
are formed and alliances cemented which are designed to provide
the livestock producer many opportunities to improve the producer's
In addition, joint ventures and cooperation among the members lead
to national exposure of producers' livestock through electronic
marketing systems and networks of buyers and sellers.
Speaking Out on
Behalf of Livestock Producers
In the multibillion dollar business of livestock
marketing and credit, a strong voice is crucial to protect business
rights and a competitive environment. National Livestock Producers
Association serves as just such a voice, speaking out on behalf
of members and their patrons.
Strong alliances with other livestock and credit organizations aid
in providing a clear voice on regional and national issues. In addition,
absolute credibility earned over more than 75 years emphasizes the
positions taken by the National Livestock Producers Association
on behalf of its members.
NLPA Member Benefits
Producers Association serves its members in several areas:
- as a
Representative on behalf of the members to other
industry organizations, federal agencies and Congress.
- as a Resource
for insurance and employee benefits programs for the members.
a Means for members to obtain price
risk management services, through National Producers Service
a Resource for financial assistance
and capitalization, through National Feeder and Finance Corporation.
A Diversity of Service and Expertise
and sophistication are but a few of the descriptions used when referring
to the members of the National Livestock Producers Association.
In order to fully serve their patrons and customers, the members
have worked together to create new financing, marketing and feeding
programs to meet the challenges facing the livestock producer. Some
of the services include:
sales and order buying
feeding and grazing programs
trading and hedging
and loan assistance
health and breeding supplies
advising and carcass feedback
Commodities, LLC, formerly the National Producers Service Company,
a subsidiary and affiliate of the National Livestock Producers Association,
was created in the 1960s when livestock futures began trading on
the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. NPSC specialized in the assistance
of livestock producers in developing risk management programs using
futures, options and forward contracting. Producers Commodities,
LLC, maintains four offices to serve livestock producers nationwide:
Livestock Producers Association's Industry Affiliations