The Pennsylvania Beef Council is a non-profit organization working on behalf of 25,000 beef, dairy and veal producers in the Commonwealth. Pennsylvania's 63,000 farm families continue to be the stewards of more than 7.7 million acres of farmland. With $5.7 billion in cash receipts annually from production agriculture, Pennsylvania farmers and agribusinesses are the leading economic driver in our state.
The Beef Council administers the Beef Checkoff Program in Pennsylvania, which 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. Checkoff revenues may be used for promotion, education and research programs to improve the market climate for beef.
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Pennsylvania Beef Council
Address: 205 South Juliana Street Bedford, PA 15522
Phone: 1-888-4BEEFPA (423-3372) or 814-623-2698
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. The checkoff assessment became mandatory when the program was approved by 79 percent of producers in a 1988 national referendum vote.
Learn more about the Beef Checkoff and Cattlemen's Beef Board, here.
By law, all producers selling cattle or calves, for any reason 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.