The Iowa Beef Industry Council is dedicated to expanding consumer demand for beef, strengthening beef’s position in the global marketplace and improving producer profitability.
Approved August 30, 2007
The Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) is an organization working for the beef producers of Iowa in areas of education, promotion and research. The Beef Checkoff Program in Iowa is funded by the $1.00 per head national and $0.50 per head Iowa State Beef Checkoff Programs.
The National Beef Checkoff Program is funded by $1.00 per head collected on all Iowa cattle when they are sold. Congress established the National Beef Checkoff Program with the passage of the 1985 Farm Bill and producers approved making the Beef Checkoff Program mandatory in 1988. The Beef Checkoff Program is overseen by the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board (Cattlemen’s Beef Board) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Fifty cents of each national checkoff dollar is sent directly to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board; the remaining money is allocated for state and national beef promotion efforts by the IBIC Board of Directors. IBIC is a Qualified State Beef Council and a member of the Federation of State Beef Councils.
The Iowa Beef Industry Council administers the $0.50 per head Iowa State Beef Checkoff Program that began on March 1, 2017, in addition to the national program. The Iowa State Beef Checkoff is collected on all cattle sold in Iowa and all "state of origin" Iowa cattle sold. Iowa law Chapter 181 established the Iowa State Beef Checkoff Program.
The Iowa Beef Industry Council office is located in Ames, Iowa.
The State Checkoff Board of the Iowa Beef Industry Council consists of:
The National Beef Checkoff Board of the Iowa Beef Industry Council consists of:
Beef promotion efforts include the "Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner." advertising campaign. The checkoff can work in areas of beef promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, international marketing and producer communication.
By law, our checkoff funds cannot be used to influence government policy or action, including lobbying.