As a state with more cattle than people, the Montana Beef Council is proud to promote the beef industry on behalf of beef and dairy producers who work hard every day to provide care to their animals and produce high quality beef.
Learn more about the Beef Checkoff, how MBC is investing your checkoff dollars and about the programs and resources available to producers.
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.
Due to the ongoing R-CALF versus USDA lawsuit, Montana ranchers who would like half of their dollar to remain with MBC, need to complete a producer consent form. This consent authorizes the board to carry out programs designed to stimulate beef demand.
Producers are encouraged to attend MBC meetings to meet their fellow beef producer board members and hear first-hand about how their checkoff dollars are invested.