Testing New Cuts

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Date: Monday, December 10, 2012

Several checkoff program areas recently collaborated with a channel partner to test three new beef cuts with the potential to increase carcass value while providing foodservice operators with new ways to put beef on the menu.

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The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The 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. States retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.
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