October Drive in Five
Visit a veal farm and see how veal fits into the Beef Checkoff, see the importance of dairy to the beef industry and learn about 2023 Checkoff funding decisions.
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.