The New York Beef Council was created in 1986 by representatives of the beef industry in New York State and approved as a Qualified State Beef Council (QSBC) under the Beef Promotion and Research Order (7CR, Part 1260). As a QSBC, the New York Beef Council is responsible for collecting the nationally legislated $1 per head checkoff on all cattle, regardless of age, or size, marketed in New York State and for distributing those funds in accordance with provisions of the Order. New York funds are used in the following areas: promotion, consumer information, industry information and producer information. New York is the home of 19.6 million consumers and hosts one of the largest populated cities in the nation, New York City.
New York Beef Council is a subcontractor to the Beef Checkoff through the North American Meat Institute (NAMI).