Compliance With The National Beef Promotion Act and Order

By law, all producers selling cattle or calves, for any reason and regardless of age or sex, must pay $1-per-head to support beef/veal promotion, research and information through the Beef Promotion and Research Act. Here are some specifics:

  • Whoever makes payment to the seller is considered a "Collection Point" or person and must withhold $1-per-head, remitting those funds to the Qualified State Beef Council (QSBC) where they live. Collection points could include auction markets, feedyards, dealers/order buyers, other producers, auctioneers, clerking services, banks, packers and other entities.
  • The buyer is generally responsible for collecting $1 per head from the seller. By law, both buyer and seller are equally liable to see that $1-per-head has been collected and paid.
  • No producer is exempt from the checkoff. Buyers who resell cattle no more than 10 days from the date of purchase may file a non-producer status form and avoid paying an additional dollar. They are, however, responsible for remitting collected funds and reporting any transaction to the QSBC.
  • Remember: A dollar or a document! All selling/purchase transactions must be reported. In each case, either $1-per-head or non-producer status form document must be collected by the buyer from the seller to show the dollar has been collected and paid within the past 10 days.
  • If it's more convenient, the seller of cattle may collect and remit funds collected. For instance, purebred breeders selling to many different buyers may wish to remit the checkoff themselves; persons exporting cattle should also pay when the cattle change hands. Buyers should keep receipts showing the checkoff has been paid.
  • Persons in non-compliance with the Act and Order are subject to a civil penalty of up to $5,500 per transaction, plus un-remitted checkoff dollars and interest.

To remit checkoff dollars, click on the Private Treaty or Monthly Remittance form below and mail to:
 Iowa Beef Industry Council, PO Box 451, Ames, IA 50010-0451

PRIVATE TREATY REMITTANCE FORM (PDF) 
PRIVATE TREATY REMITTANCE FORM (EXCEL)

MONTHLY REMITTANCE FORM (PDF)
MONTHLY REMITTANCE FORM (EXCEL)

OUT OF STATE REMITTANCE FORM (PDF)
OUT OF STATE REMITTANCE FORM (EXCEL)

Compliance With The National Beef Promotion Act and Order

By law, all producers selling cattle or calves, for any reason and regardless of age or sex, must pay $1-per-head to support beef/veal promotion, research and information through the Beef Promotion and Research Act. Here are some specifics:

  • Whoever makes payment to the seller is considered a "Collection Point" or person and must withhold $1-per-head, remitting those funds to the Qualified State Beef Council (QSBC) where they live. Collection points could include auction markets, feedyards, dealers/order buyers, other producers, auctioneers, clerking services, banks, packers and other entities.
  • The buyer is generally responsible for collecting $1 per head from the seller. By law, both buyer and seller are equally liable to see that $1-per-head has been collected and paid.
  • No producer is exempt from the checkoff. Buyers who resell cattle no more than 10 days from the date of purchase may file a non-producer status form and avoid paying an additional dollar. They are, however, responsible for remitting collected funds and reporting any transaction to the QSBC.
  • Remember: A dollar or a document! All selling/purchase transactions must be reported. In each case, either $1-per-head or non-producer status form document must be collected by the buyer from the seller to show the dollar has been collected and paid within the past 10 days.
  • If it's more convenient, the seller of cattle may collect and remit funds collected. For instance, purebred breeders selling to many different buyers may wish to remit the checkoff themselves; persons exporting cattle should also pay when the cattle change hands. Buyers should keep receipts showing the checkoff has been paid.
  • Persons in non-compliance with the Act and Order are subject to a civil penalty of up to $5,500 per transaction, plus un-remitted checkoff dollars and interest.

To remit checkoff dollars, click on the Private Treaty or Monthly Remittance form below and mail to:
 Iowa Beef Industry Council, PO Box 451, Ames, IA 50010-0451

PRIVATE TREATY REMITTANCE FORM (PDF) 
PRIVATE TREATY REMITTANCE FORM (EXCEL)

MONTHLY REMITTANCE FORM (PDF)
MONTHLY REMITTANCE FORM (EXCEL)

OUT OF STATE REMITTANCE FORM (PDF)
OUT OF STATE REMITTANCE FORM (EXCEL)

Where Are Checkoff Dollars Invested?

The federal beef checkoff invests producer dollars in programs designed to enhance beef demand, such as, consumer education, responding to misinformation about our product, new product development, advertising, supermarket and restaurant promotions, and increasing U.S. beef exports.

Promotion

Encompasses advertising, new product development and promotional partnerships with restaurants and supermarkets to stimulate sales of beef in the marketplace.

Research

Information and promotion projects are developed based on consumer, nutrition, beef safety and product enhancement research.

Consumer Information

Works to enhance beef’s image through nutritional data and other positive messages targeted to news media, food editors, teachers, dietitians, physicians and other groups.

Industry Information

Promotes an understanding of the beef industry and maintains a positive marketing climate by helping to provide factual information concerning the beef industry.

Foreign Marketing

Seeks to identify and develop international markets for U.S. beef and beef variety meats.

Producer Communications

Aims to inform beef producers about how checkoff dollars are being invested and communicates program results. The beef checkoff program acts as a catalyst for change. It is designed to stimulate others to sell more beef and encourage consumers to buy more beef.