Welcome to MyBeefCheckoff.com, your source of information about the national $1-per-head beef checkoff. Through this site, producers have an opportunity to get to know their checkoff by reading about the latest results of checkoff programs, viewing program materials, or subscribing to a monthly newsletter.
The Cattle Industry Summer Conference is on tap for July 30 – Aug. 2, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Denver, 650 15th St., Denver, Colo. 80202; 303-436-1234. All beef producers and importers who pay the beef checkoff assessment are welcome to attend any or all checkoff meetings during the conference free of charge.
Exports of U.S. beef closed 2013 by eclipsing the $6 billion mark for the first time, setting a new annual value record. Beef exports continued their surge in December, surpassing year-ago totals by nearly 13 percent in volume and 20 percent in value led by growth in sales to Japan, Mexico, Hong Kong and Central/South America. Totals for 2013 were up 3 percent in volume to 2.58 billion pounds and 12 percent in value ($6.157 billion) – breaking the 2012 value record.
Support for the beef checkoff among producers, at 78 percent, is the highest in 21 years. This was the finding of an independent, nationwide survey of a representative sample of 1,225 beef and dairy producers, conducted by Aspen Media & Market Research, in January. In addition, the study found:
For additional details, read the release.