The U.S. Congress created the Beef Promotion and Research Act, the Beef Checkoff Program,with passage of the 1985 Farm Bill. Producers approved making the Beef Checkoff Program mandatory in 1988, with 79 percent voting in favor of it.Producers asked the checkoff program be built on these tenets:
Minnesota is home to over 16,000 farmers and ranchers. The beef industry contributes nearly $5 billion to Minnesota's economy.
The Minnesota Beef Council achieved great results for program activities in 2021. Learn more about specific projects by viewing our Annual Report.
Did you know that every dollar invested in the beef checkoff program, returns $11.20?
Learn more about Beef Checkoff compliance and private treaty sales. Still have questions? Feel free to contact our office.
Monthly remitters may include auction markets, order buyers, feedlots, and large scale direct marketers. Monthly remittance forms are due by the 15th of each month.
Cattle owners who are selling directly to other cattle owners or to consumers need to remit the beef checkoff annually through our private treaty form.
This “Producer Redirection of Checkoff Assessment Form” must be postmarked by the 15th of the month following the month the cattle were sold and mailed to the appropriate QSBC.