gathering cattle

The Montana Beef Council was created in 1954 by cattlemen as a marketing organization for the Montana Beef industry.  It is one of 43 state beef councils.  A 12-member board of directors oversees the Montana Beef Council.  In accordance with council bylaws members are appointed or elected by membership organizations as follows: Montana Stockgrowers, Montana Cattlemen's Association, Montana CattleWomen, Livestock Auction Markets, Cattle Feeders, Meat Packer/Processor, Farm Bureau, Farmers Union, Retailer, Dairymen, and Montana Angus Association.

Meet the Board of Directors

Contact Montana Beef Council

Phone: 406-656-3336

Fax: 406-656-3337


Montana Beef Council

P.O. Box 80865

Billings, MT 59108

2795 Enterprise Ave

Suite 4

Billings, MT 59102

Mission statement

The Montana Beef Council is organized to protect and increase demand for beef and beef products through state, national and international consumer marketing programs (promotion, education and research) thereby enhancing profit opportunities for Montana beef producers.

See Annual Reports 

beef checkoff collection

As a qualified State Beef Council under the Beef Promotion and Research order, the Montana Beef Council is responsible for collecting the nationally legislated $1 per head checkoff on all cattle marketed in Montana.

Collection Addresses:

For Auction Markets, and other states please send to:

Montana Beef Council

P.O. Box 80865

Billings, MT 59108

For private treaty sales send to:

Montana Beef Council

301 N. Roberts

P.O. Box 202020

Helena, MT 59620


Chaley Harney

Executive Director


Lisa Murray, RD, CDE, LN

Collection Specialist


Sue Broyles

Business Manager


Tammy Bridges

Director of Collections and Compliance

Send Checkoff $ to: (Individual producers)

301 N Roberts

PO Box 202020

Helena, MT 59620-2020