The California Cattle Council has no affiliation with the California Beef Council. The California Cattle Council, is a separate organization to work on live cattle issues important to California cattle producers, not just the marketing and promotion of beef.

Unlike the California Beef Council, the California Cattle Council uses resources to defend and promote cattle production and focus on production issues like fire, water and air quality. The Cattle Council isable to fund research in these areas and educate regulators and legislators about the many benefits of cattle production.