Get to Know Your Cattlemen’s Beef Board Members – Sarah Childs
Sarah Childs of Placid, Florida has worked in the cattle industry since 1971. Her family was in business with John D. MacArthur and helped manage Buck Island Ranch where she was assistant manager from 1987 to 1994. The 10,300 acre cow-calf operation ran 2,300 brood cows, 160 acres of citrus and several side plant businesses. Now retired, she has more time to devote to the beef industry and serve on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board Consumer Trust committee. Meet Sarah and hear her thoughts on the Beef Checkoff and why it’s a fair program for all producers.
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 may 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.