Get to Know Your Cattlemen’s Beef Board Members – Alfred Brandt
Missouri dairy producer Alfred Brandt was recently appointed to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and will serve on the Safety and Product Innovation Committee. “I am looking forward to sharing dairy’s role in the Beef Checkoff and working with cattlemen from across the country to have our voice heard,” Brandt said.
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.