Beef checkoff might go up

KTIV-TV

The beef checkoff, now $1 for every head of cattle sold, could double.

Officials from eight state agricultural groups that comprise the South Dakota Beef Industry Council have suggested the increase.

The mandatory fee, in place for 23 years, is collected by state beef councils. Half of each dollar goes to the national Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board for beef promotion and education.

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