Checking In on the Beef Checkoff

Checking In on the Beef Checkoff

Haylie Shipp
Haylie Shipp
With your Southeast Regional Ag News, I am Haylie Shipp. This is the Ag Information Network.

The Cattlemen’s Beef Board approved projects for 2024 that will be part of the beef checkoff.

A total of 12 authorization requests were approved by the Beef Operating Committee made up of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and the Federation of State Beef Councils, and then by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board executive committee and USDA.

Cattlemen’s Beef Board Chairman Jimmy Taylor says he feels good about what is planned for the fiscal year of 2024…

“Now, it’s not easy to pass one of those projects, it’s not a simple majority. Each one that passes has to have 2/3rds majority.”

The full fiscal 2024 Cattlemen’s Beef Board budget is approximately $42 million, including $38 million in authorization requests. Taylor says it takes several months of planning to approve…

“We'll start on our next year projects in December with leadership, we'll get together and we'll talk about what things we want to tweak for the next year, carry that on to our winter meeting, those producer committees, they'll meet them and talk about progress, we continually monitor the progress of the past years, and talk about moving forward a little bit.”

The fiscal 2024 program budget represents a decrease of slightly less than 1.6 percent, or $605,000, from fiscal year ’23.

Previous ReportCelebrating a 50th Anniversary with Cotton
Next ReportFor Chicken, by Chicken, of Chicken