Beef Industry

Serving the beef industry from the smallest to the largest cattle operators, including cow-calf, stocker, backgrounding, feeding, and finishing.

Beef Lending Portfolio

Beef feedlots are the largest sector in our protein portfolio, as the chart shows, and the third largest in our overall portfolio, accounting for nearly $5.3 billion in loan commitments in 2023. We provided an additional $2.7 billion to cow/calf operations.

Beef operations often are diversified, and feedlots have become more specialized. As a result, financing needs are complex. Our knowledge of the beef industry and the financial capacity means dependable credit when you need it to keep your business moving forward. 

Beef Portfolio Highlights

15 of the 30

largest cattle feeders in the U.S. work with us.



Capacity to accommodate

large scale

commercial enterprise financing needs.

Cattle Wire

Follow along with Matt Erickson, our ag economic and policy advisor, as he digs into key market indicators and trends specifically important to cattle producers. Check back here for periodic snapshots with easy-to-read charts showcasing current trends compared to historical time periods. 

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Financing and Insurance Products

Our dedicated lending teams understand the unique needs of agriculture. We deliver the knowledge and experience to customize our products and services to meet your financial needs.

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Operating Line of Credit

Finance your farm or ranch with an operating line of credit that includes money-saving benefits and time-saving features you’ll find nowhere else.

Land Loans

Finance or refinance farmland, pastures or acreages with attractive rates, ag-friendly flexibility and cash-back dividends.

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Equipment Financing

Along with options to buy, lease or refinance farm equipment, you’ll find attractive rates and the most ag-friendly terms in the business with AgDirect® financing.

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Facility Loans

Financing for cattle and hog barns, farm storage buildings, grain bins and more.

Ag Leases

Discover the benefits of leasing for farm storage buildings, grain bins, cattle and hog barns, farm equipment, vehicles and more.

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Livestock Risk Protection
Livestock Risk Protection insures against decreases in livestock selling prices while enabling producers to benefit from an increase in market prices.
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Livestock Gross Margin
Livestock Gross Margin protects against a decrease in margin caused by a drop in livestock prices or an increase in feed costs.

Key Benefits of Financing with Us

Unmatched Expertise

Our seasoned financial specialists have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of production agriculture and related agribusinesses.

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Financial Strength

One of the leading associations within the nation's largest agricultural financing network — the Farm Credit System.

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We offer significant lending capacity and competitive cost of capital, with diverse loan or lease packages for any size agribusiness.

Convenient Features

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Account Access

View balances and transaction histories, transfer funds within your accounts, make payments and more through AgriPoint® or the Mobile App.*

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Cash Management

We offer a variety of cash management services, including drafts, ACH payments, payroll services, bill pay, wire transfers, CashPlus and more.

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Financial Management

Online tools in AgriPoint® help you analyze the financial health of your business. Create balance sheets or cash flows, examine year-over-year trends, and run what-if scenarios to see the effects of potential purchases.

*Standard message and data rates may apply.

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Our Promise Pays

Each year, since 2004, we have returned a portion of our net earnings to eligible customer-owners in the form of cash-back dividends. We share our success in a way that effectively reduces the cost of borrowing for farmers and ranchers.

Insurance products are excluded from our patronage program.

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