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2017-2018 NCBA Media Kit

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association N A T I O N A L C AT T L E M E N The trusted leader and definitive voice of the beef industry

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Initiated in 1898, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is the nation’s leading trade organization for America’s cattle farmers and ranchers. NCBA’s membership consists of 25,000 individual members as well as 175 state, breed and industry partners. NCBA works to advance the economic and social interests of the U.S. cattle business and to be an advocate for the cattle industry’s policy positions.

2017-2018 NCBA Media Kit Meet the Association Marketing Team Dear Valued Partner, Thank you for your interest and support of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). While NCBA’s primary mission is to serve as the trusted leader and definitive voice of the beef industry, we are also dedicated to providing resources that allow our supporting partners to reach their target customer base. As beef producer and member of NCBA, access to the latest education and product information is of great value. NCBA is a trusted resource for the industry, so viewing your content and/or advertisement in an NCBA publication or post is equivalent to getting a recommendation from a trusted friend. The suite of media outlets NCBA has to offer will ensure that your message reaches myself as well as fellow beef producers. The team at NCBA looks forward to meeting your advertising and marketing needs, and doing so with a focus on customer service and high quality media properties. Please contact any of our Sales Team members to inquire about the options and packages that are available. Sincerely, Craig Uden NCBA President

Sales Team

Jill DeLucero 303-850-3321

Nicole Bechtel 503-756-1538

Editorial Team

Kate Maher 303-850-3300

Brittany Schaneman 303-850-3370

Beka Wall 303-850-3345

Becca Brown 303-850-3377

Production & Final Artwork

Sharon Murano 303-850-3264

Data is this document is provided by the 2017 Aspen Media Advertising & Marketing Study.

NCBA Members Want to Buy Your Products! Planned Member Purchases in the Next Two Years 39% AI Equipment 97% Animal Health Products 28% ATV 88% Bagged or Bulk Feed

25% Chutes 19% Electronic ID Tags 96% Feed Supplements/Trace Minerals 87% Fencing Supplies 84% Fly Control 60% Forage 25% Genetic Testing/Tracking Tools 63% Grass Seed 30% Hay-Making Equipment 45% Livestock Handling Equipment 25% Livestock Insurance 25% Livestock Trailer 54% Livestock Watering Tanks/Systems 43% Pickup Truck

NCBA’s media properties can help you reach your target customers and market your products.

18% Scales 8% Self-propelled Windrower/Swather 15% Skid Steer 24% Skid Steer Attachments


20% Steel Farm Building



40 r 25% Tracto




24% UTV or Side-by-Side



NCBA members manage 90 percent of the nation’s fed cattle market.

10 Million

NCBA members manage nearly 10 million head of beef cattle.


of NCBA members say they are more likely to purchase from a company that supports NCBA.



The official monthly publication of NCBA, National Cattlemen, is a trusted source of news and information as well as a valuable tool for readers to help them succeed in their cattle operations. The tabloid newspaper reaches NCBA members, state affiliates, industry stakeholders, members of Congress and beef extension specialists.

The trusted leader and definitive voice of the beef industry October 2017 • Vol. 34, No. 1 •

Frequency: Monthly Newspaper Circulation: 25,000+ Audience: NCBA members, Allied Industry and Product Council members, state affiliates, members of Congress, industry stakeholders and thought leaders

Jerry Effertz Selected as North Dakota Hurricanes and Wildfires Bring Stockgrowers Association’s Top Hand Challenges—How You Can Help

PRSRT STD U.S. Postage PAID Denver, CO Permit No. 1673

NCBA’s Federation Division Chairman Jerry Effertz of Velva, N.D., recently received the North Dakota Stockgrowers Association’s (NDSA) highest honor, the Top Hand Award, at their annual convention in Fargo in September. Effertz joined an exclusive class of 20 cattle ranchers who have received this elite award over NDSA’s 88-year history. “The Top Hand Award recognizes those individuals who have given unselfishly of themselves, demonstrated outstanding leadership and earned the highest esteem of friends and associates across the cattle industry,” explained

Cattlemen and women across NDSA President Warren Zenker. “Jerry the country have faced unbelievable Effertz is one of those individuals who challenges courtesy of Mother has always gone above and beyond Nature recently. From hurricanes for North Dakota and the nation’s to wildfires, cattle producers and beef producers, and it is a privilege to others in the agriculture industry have publicly recognize him for his service.” experienced losses that put their Effertz, a third-generation producer, livelihoods at risk. began farming and ranching in the According to a USDA inventory 1970s. Through crossbreeding, artificial report, 1.2 million beef cows in insemination, performance testing 54 Texas counties were at risk as a and genetic selection tools, he and his result of Hurricane Harvey—which wife Norma developed a respected caused intense flooding in Texas Limousin ranch, Effertz Black Butte at the end of August. The National Acres, that offers registered seedstock Guard brought in Chinook helicopters and backgrounded feeder calves. loaded with donated hay in order to He was a founding member of the feed cattle that had been stranded in North Dakota Limousin Association. isolated areas due to the flooding in Committed to educating people about Texas. Cattlemen and women found the cattle business and stewardship of themselves herding cattle through the land, they also operate Black Butte several feet of water in an effort to Adventures, an agriculture and nature keep them safe. tourism destination that offers hiking Florida cattlemen and women and biking trails and farm tours. experienced the same challenges Effertz and his wife have two shortly after Hurricane Harvey hit in daughters. Maria and her husband Texas when Hurricane Irma made Continued on pageCattle 3 Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show

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landfall twice in Florida. Florida Senator Rob Bradley shared an image of cattle being herded through the floodwaters with the assistance of dogs. In Montana, wildfires have raged across the state since June, burning more than a million acres. Cattle losses have been limited, but the overall cost to fight the fires, according to the USDA, has topped $2 billion. The wildfires are estimated to continue burning until snow and rain can assist firefighters with putting the fires out. NCBA is sending prayers to all the cattlemen and women—and all the individuals in the agriculture industry—that have been affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the wildfires across the western states. We would like to encourage you to assist your friends and neighbors during this difficult time by donating to the recovery efforts. Continued on page 3

January 31-February 2, 2018

Meet the 2018 Convention Marketing Ambassadors Cattle Industry Convention NATIONAL CATTLEMEN’S BEEF ASSOCIATION 9110 E. NICHOLS AVENUE, SUITE 300 CENTENNIAL, CO 80112

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& NCBA Trade Show

See page 13 for details.

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Convention CATTLEMEN & MARKET SNAPSHOT WEEK ENDING 9/23/2017 (prices vs. year ago)

IN THIS ISSUE Leadership Comments




Market Matters


Federation News


SOUTH CENTRAL 500-600 LB. STEERS $160.57




NCBA Trade$106.75 Show



January 31-February 2, 2018 voice of the beef industry The trusted leader and definitive 0.8% 14% 1.5%





2017 DIRECTIONS State of the Association Report CattleFax Top 25 Industry Lists Legislative Outlook

The semi-annual National Cattlemen Directions issue serves as the reference publication for the cattle industry. The fall edition offers an in-depth review of NCBA and its activities, a state-ofthe-beef industry report, feature-length editorial and the popular CattleFax segment rankings and statistics. The spring edition features management and producer education articles. Frequency: Semi-Annual Magazine Circulation: 25,000+ Audience: NCBA members, Allied Industry and Product Council members, state affiliates, members of Congress, industry stakeholders and thought leaders

Beef Resource Guide



The Beef Resource Guide is the official onsite program of the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. The publication includes convention details, event information, trade show exhibitor listings, key industry contacts and more. Frequency: Annual Circulation: 6,500+ Audience: Annual Convention Participants

Readership by State WA 186 OR 321

HI 156

MT 385 Region V ID 272

NV 110 CA 947

ND 230

WY 255

UT 229

Region VI

AZ 204

CO 721 NM 161

MN 413

SD 268

Region VII

WI 179

Region III

NE 1,837

IA 793

KS 3,160

MO 1,211

OK 628

AR 464

Region IV

TX 4,860

IL IN 560 270

LA 309

NY 83

MI 176

Region I

OH 581

PA 210

WV VA KY 129 400 437 NC 378 TN 709 SC Region II 153 MS AL GA 314 317 463 FL 628

N A T I O N A L C AT T L E M E N The trusted leader and definitive voice of the beef industry

2017/2018 Production Schedule Edition

Editorial Features 2017 November Heavy Equipment & Maintenance Section, Year-end Tax Planning December Ranch Equipment and Animal Handling 2018 January Herd Health & Vaccination February Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show Environmental Stewardship Annual Award Program March Genetic Tools & Trends, Cattlemen’s College Highlights April Calving Seaon May Hay & Forage Production, Spring Crop Outlook, NCBA Legislative Conference June Insect Control, Planting Season July Cattle Market Highlight August Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting September Stockmanship & Stewardship October Supplemental Cattle Feeds November Preparing for On-farm Emergencies December Succession Planning Regular Features:

NCBA News and Updates Industry News Briefs NCBA Policy Updates

Market Reports and Outlook Public Lands News Beef Quality Assurance

Materials Deadline

Print Date

Mailing Date

10-19 11-10

10-27 11-17

10-30 11-20

12-8 1-12

12-15 1-19

12-18 1-22

2-16 3-16 4-20

2-23 3-23 4-27

2-26 3-26 4-30

5-18 6-15 7-21 8-17 9-14 10-19 11-9

5-25 6-22 7-28 8-24 9-21 10-26 11-16

5-28 6-25 7-30 8-27 9-24 10-29 11-19

Ag Lending Perspective Producer Education & Stewardship Federation News and Updates

Checking in on the Beef Checkoff Monthly Weather Report

Advertising Rates and Schedules

Ad Type


Full page Full page back cover Center spread Junior page

$5,250 $7,750 $15,000 $3,000

Full page 10.38” (W) x 16” (H)

Half page vertical 5.1” (W) x 15.65” (H)

Ad Type Half page vertical Half page horizontal Quarter page vertical Quarter page horizontal

Double truck 21.76” (W) x 16” (H) Center Spread

Half page horizontal 10.38” (W) x 7.825” (H)

Cost $2,750 $2,750 $1,750 $1,750

Junior page 7.73” (W) x 10” (H)

Quarter page vertical 5.1” (W) x 7.825” (H)

Quarter page horizontal 10.38” (W) x 5.22” (H)

Directions 2018 Production Schedule Edition

Materials Deadline

March 16, 2018 September 6, 2018

Spring 2018 Fall 2018

Approximate Mail Date April 6, 2018 October 1, 2018

Advertising Rates and Sizes Agency Discount: 15% off gross rates • Position Guarantee: 15% premium

Size Double page spread Outside back cover Inside front or inside back cover Full Page

Full page with bleed 8.875” (W) x 11.375” (H) Live area: 7.125” (H) x 9.6” (W) Trim size: 8.375” (W) x 10.875” (H)

Cost $9,000 $5,175 $5,175 $4,500

Full page no bleed 7.125” (W) x 9.6” (H)

Size Two-thirds page Half page Third page Quarter page

Double page spread with bleed 17.25” (W) x 11.375” (H) Live area: 15.5” (W) x 9.625” (H) Trim size: 8.375” (W) x 10.875” (H)

Two-thirds page 4.735” (W) x 9.56” (H)

Cost $3,750 $3,000 $2,750 $2,250

Half page Vertical: 3.36” (W) x 9.56” (H) or Horizontal: 7.14” (W) x 4.76” (H)

Quarter-page Vertical: 3.36” (W) x 4.76” (H) or Horizontal: 7.14” (W) x 2.34” (H)

Third Page Vertical: 2.32” (W) x 9.56” (H) or Horizontal: 7.14” (W) x 3.2” (H)

Beef Resource Guide Advertising Rates and Sizes

Ad Type

Ad Size and Description

Ad Cost

Resource Tab Pages

Full Page, 4-color (only 18 available)


Inside Front Cover

Full Page, 4-color


Full Page, 4-color


Full Page, Watermarked, 1 color


Inside Back Cover Notes Ad Page Tab Ad & Cover Ad 6” (W) x 9” (H) in6.5” (W) x 9” (H) including .25” bleed cluding .25” bleed all around. all around No bleed: 5.5” (W) x Allow .5” inset on 8.5” (H) spiral side to avoid any copy being cut off.

Actual Tab Ad

Note Page

Ad sales close: December 5, 2017 • Materials due December 11, 2017

Advertising Information All advertisements must be submitted electronically. PDF/X1a preferred. Please ensure that all files are high resolution, ready to print with embedded fonts. If you require assistance in creating a PDF or uploading files to our FTP site, please call NCBA Design Services at 303-850-3468. Send all materials to Becca Brown at





Stocker operator


Farmer feeder Feeder or feedlot


Seedstock, purebred Dairy


Livestock Market operator 20




13% 3%





Size of Operation 40 40

Less than 50 head 50-99 head 100-199 head 200+ head


35 35 30 30 24%

25 25 20 20

Number of Cattle Marketed Annually 20 20

16% 16%

15 15




Less than 50 head 50-99 head 100-199 head 200-499 head 500-599 head 600-999 head 1,000+ head


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15 15 10 10


55 2%

55 00


Direct Access to NCBA Members 93%


of NCBA readers say their primary source of news and information is a newspaper.


of National Cattlemen readers generate more than $100,000 in income from cattle every year

monthly readership of National Cattlemen when counting pass-through readership


of National Cattlemen readers read half or more of the newspaper


of members read the National Cattlemen to obtain information that helps their operation which is significant readership when compared to other leading ag publications.

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CATTLEMEN TO CATTLEMEN New in 2016 is the addition of NCBA’s in-house production studio. Designed to provide maximum flexibility, our television studio is home for NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen and is available for production of your broadcast media. With full high-definition video and postproduction capabilities in house, NCBA can help you maximize your exposure to our audience or yours through video media for broadcast, webcast, social media and much more. Contact us today to discuss a custom video production package to meet your needs.

Segment Information Cattlemen to Cattlemen airs three times per week on RFD-TV (EST): • Tuesday - 8:30 p.m. • Wednesday - 12:30 a.m. • Saturday - 9 a.m.

Approximately 25 original productions per calendar year to provide you with opportunities for customized messaging and target grid placement.




Stocker operator

80 80

Farmer feeder Feeder or feedlot

60 60

Seedstock, purebred 40 40

Dairy Livestock Market operator

20 20







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Number of Cattle Marketed Annually

Size of Operation 35%

35 35

30 30

25 25

20 20


24% 18%

Less than 50 head 50-99 head 100-199 head 200+ head

35 35


30 30 25 25 20 20

15 15

15 15

10 10

10 10



0 0


16% 12.2%

19% 12.8% 4% 5%

Less than 50 head 50-99 head 100-199 head 200-499 head 500-599 head 600-999 head 1,000+ head

Cattlemen Cattlemen to

CATTLEMEN TO CATTLEMEN PACKAGES & RATES Commercial LIMITED Production Services................. $8,500 • 30 second commercial spot fully produced from concept to final edit

Producer Education Segment......$25,000 • A 5-7 minute segment airing a minimum of three times • Full production crew, produced from concept to final edit

• Video footage provided by the client, two rounds of editing included

• Includes two rounds of edits

Commercial FULL Production Services................ $12,000 • 30 second commercial spot fully produced from concept to final edit • NCBA is responsible for shooting video footage, two rounds of editing included

Monthly Commercial Airing Package...................... $15,000 • 30 second commercial spot for four weeks (12 airings) • Sponsor provides fully produced commercial

Quarterly Commercial Airing Package...................... $45,000

Live Panel Show..................... $35,000 • One hour live call-in show fully produced in studio • Includes full production crew, promo production and airing • Sponsor provides the content experts

Taped Discussion Show........... $35,000 • One hour taped show fully produced from Denver • Includes full production crew, promo production and airing • Sponsor provides the content experts

• 30 second commercial spot each week (36 airings) • Sponsor provided fully produced commercial

Yearly Commercial Airing Package.................... $100,000

Custom packages are available. Please contact the Sales Team

• 30 second commercial spot each week (120 airings minimum)

for more information.

• Sponsor provides fully produced commercial

Advertising Information All pre-produced spots must be received by NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen three weeks prior to scheduled airdate. Most tape formats are welcome, including: XDCam, HDCam, Hard Drive, .wmv. Spots should be 16x9, 4x3 safe. Send materials to Kate Maher at, or Brittany Schaneman at

WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA Reach your target audience and elevate your customer base through NCBA’s website and social media outlets. NCBA’s membership is interested in the information you have to share, so your media buy/package can be leveraged by including our social media marketing. Improve your brand presence and marketing message through our website as well as Facebook and Twitter posts. • 67,000 page views per month • 25,500 unique visitors per month Facebook • 94,000 followers • 70% more followers compared to other agricultural organizations Twitter • 19,000 followers

Ad Rates/Format Three-month Placement


Spotlight Tile: 300 x 250 pixels

Six-month Placement


JPG, GIF, Flash/SWF accepted.

Twelve-month Placement


Animation must be no longer than 25 seconds.

Four Facebook & Four Twitter Posts


Note for both digital edition and web ads: File size for ad submission must not exceed 100kb.

Website & Social Media Demographics

Smart Phone Use

Facebook Account 50



90 8080 7070 6060 5050



NCBA Members



C2C Viewers

3030 25











Social Media Use 60


NCBA Members

50 50


C2C Viewers

40 40 30 30 20 20

10 10 00


For News & 40% Current Evaluate or Events Research New Products


For Education

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