Sales Force Training Seminars
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A comprehensive training program that covers every aspect of the U.S. red meat industry from animal genetics and production systems to safety programs, handling and refrigeration is being offered across Mexico and Central America this year by USMEF, contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program, with funding from the USDA Market Access Program.
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.