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Beef Checkoff

The national Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The mandatory checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. The checkoff is collected by state beef councils, like the Ohio Beef Council (OBC). Half of each dollar is forwarded to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board (CBB) which oversees the national checkoff program, subject to USDA review. The other half of the dollar is retained by the OBC to fund state-based programs, which complement and extend the industry-wide effort. Independent research shows that the checkoff has increased profit opportunities for producers, netting a return of $5.55 for every dollar invested.

Monthly Remittance Form - Download and print this form to remit checkoff dollars for auction market sales, order buyers and feedlots. You can also download information on How to Complete the Monthly Remittance Form.

Private Treaty Form - Download and print this form to remit checkoff dollars for private treaty sales.

Frequently Asked Questions About Remitting Checkoff Dollars
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10. Who pays the dollar?

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