Get to Know Your Cattlemen’s Beef Board Members – Monte Bordner
Monte Bordner of Sturgis, Michigan, was recently appointed to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board and will serve on the International Marketing Committee. Bordner owns an Angus seedstock operation and has been involved in industry organizations for years. He’s excited to get involved in Beef Checkoff decisions, help bridge the communication gap amongst producers and show the value the Beef Checkoff adds to the industry.
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.