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Research, Education and Promotion

From nutrition outreach and developing relationships with influential culinary professionals to reaching millions of young Millennial families, read how the Kansas Beef Checkoff is striving to increase beef demand. 

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Collecting Checkoff Dollars

As stated in the Beef Promotion and Research Order, the $1-per-head beef checkoff is due by the 15th of the month following the month of the sale of all cattle sold, including farm- or ranch-hosted production sales offering bulls, registered and/or commercial females or club calves; direct sales of calves and/or feeder cattle without the use of an auction market or reporting order buyer; and any cattle harvested and used for direct-to-consumer retail beef programs.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Kansas Beef Council
6031 SW 37th Street
Topeka, KS 66614-5129
Contact the Kansas Beef Council (KBC) at 785-273-5225 or email us. KBC has a number of information pieces illustrating how checkoff dollars are invested.
The beef checkoff doesn't own cattle, packing plants or retail outlets. It can't control prices or singlehandedly turn around a bad market. The Beef Checkoff Program was designed to stimulate others to sell more beef and stimulate consumers to buy more beef. This is accomplished through a combination of initiatives including consumer advertising, research, public relations, education and new product development.
By law, checkoff funds cannot be used to influence government policy or action, including lobbying.
Whoever makes payment to the seller is a collection point or collection person (this could be the actual buyer or the buyer's agent). That entity or person must withhold $1 per head and remit those funds to the Kansas Beef Council. Examples of collection points are: Auction Markets, Feedyards, Packers, Dealers, Order Buyers, Other producers, Auctioneers, Sale Managers, Clerking services, Banks, and other entities that buy or sell cattle.
KBC is charged by law to monitor all cattle transactions and assure uniform payment of the checkoff assessment. KBC is also required to turn over to the Beef Board the names of any producers or collecting points that refuse to pay the checkoff for action that can include a restraining order and a civil penalty of up to $5,500 per transaction.

If you have any questions, please contact Scott Stebner by email or call 785-273-5225.