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cattlemen's corner

North Carolina Cattlemen's Beef Council is proud to work on behalf of North Carolina's beef producers. Learn more about the Beef Checkoff and programs we support.

Call to Action

my beef checkoff

The Beef Checkoff Program is a producer-funded marketing and research program designed to increase domestic and/or international demand for beef. This can be done through promotion, research and new product development, and a variety of other marketing tools.  

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beef quality assurance

Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that raises consumer confidence through offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry. Begin your training to earn BQA certification.

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checkoff forms

By law, all producers selling cattle or calves, for any reason and 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 created by the 1985 Farm Bill. 

The N.C. Cattle Industry Referendum in 2009 reinstated the NC Cattle Industry Assessment. The funds may be invested in five categories: Youth, Promotion, Issues Management, research, & education. The ability to support programs that will help large numbers of cattle farmers and their families remain on the family farm and give them the tools to help defend animal agriculture in North Carolina is a primary focus of the approved funding for the assessment investments. The assessment is $1.00 per head each time cattle are sold within the state. The assessment is refundable by request. Please send the refund request application within 60 days of sale.

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NC Beef Ambassadors

Our program begins with an advocacy workshop at the NCCA annual conference in February. Throughout the year, ambassadors participate in events and create social media posts to promote beef. Completion of the Masters of Beef Advocacy is a requirement. Belt Buckles are awarded for successful completion of all activities.

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