How to Buy USPB Units or Lease USPB Delivery Rights
U.S. Premium Beef's stock offering closed on January 23, 1998. However, normal business attrition means there are times when units may be available for sale from individual unitholders. USPB maintains a “Buyers” list which producers interested in purchasing units can be placed on to be contacted when units become available for sale.
Our unitholders also occasionally have excess delivery rights they make available to USPB to lease to other producers. You can also lease delivery rights directly from a unitholder who may be your custom feedlot, seedstock breeder, or a fellow producer. Some feed companies and feed distributors may also offer delivery rights together with their products and services.
Please contact Tracy Thomas at the USPB Kansas City office (866-877-2525) for information on how you can locate unitholders with units for sale or delivery rights to lease.
Frequently Asked Questions about participating in U.S. Premium Beef by purchasing
units or leasing delivery rights:
If I lease delivery rights today, why should I consider owning them in the future?USPB provides many benefits. Owning U.S. Premium Beef units will give you the opportunity to build equity in the value-added sector of the beef industry. It also assures you of having market access that will not only process your cattle but will also pay you premiums for producing better quality beef. In addition there are numerous other benefits to being an owner of U.S. Premium Beef including:
I would like to send my cattle to USPB and join the system. Leasing better fits my financial requirements. How do I get started?Give the staff a call at 866-877-2525. We will help you complete the necessary forms to lease delivery rights.
Am I required to feed my cattle at any particular yard?No. Where the cattle are fed is your decision.
If I lease delivery rights, do you just deduct the fee from my cattle check?The cost of leasing delivery rights through USPB is billed separately to the producer leasing them.
How much does it cost?Currently, the cost to lease unitholder delivery rights through USPB is $7 per delivery right.
If I lease delivery rights, who is entitled to any distribution from the LLC?The person who owns the units receives all cash distributions. Cash distributions are a benefit of ownership.
If I lease delivery rights, who is credited with any unit-value appreciation?The actual owner of the units. Unit value appreciation is a benefit of ownership.
If I lease delivery rights today, does this guarantee me access to those delivery rights in the future?No. The unitholder decides whether or not delivery rights are available to lease in the future.
- Pride in ownership-you own the company.
- Financial incentives to improve your cattle.
- Guaranteed market access so you can market your cattle on a more timely basis on industry leading grids.
- Share in the value-added segment of the beef industry through cash distributions, unit value appreciation.
- Individual carcass data provided to unitholders and associates at no additional cost. Consultation provided on information necessary to help you make future herd improvements.