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The Idaho Beef Council (IBC) proudly promotes the beef industry on behalf of beef and dairy producers who work hard to care for their animals and produce high quality beef. Learn more about the Beef Checkoff and how the IBC is investing your Beef Checkoff dollars in programs and resources for consumers and producers.

what is the 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 is accomplished through a combination of initiatives, including advertising, promotion, research, education outreach, new product development, and a variety of other marketing tools.

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By law, all producers selling cattle or calves, for any reason and regardless of age or sex of the bovine, must pay the checkoff.

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How does the beef checkoff work?

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What does the beef checkoff do?

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who decides what the beef checkoff funds?

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Who does the beef checkoff support?

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Idaho Beef Quality Assurance 

ESAP 2019 Region 7

BQA is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that educates and certifies producers and others in the proper management techniques that result in the best quality beef products provided to consumers.

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Masters of Beef Advocacy

This self-guided online course equips beef producers and industry members with the communication skills and information they need to help others understand how cattle are raised and beef’s role in a healthy, sustainable diet. Learn more.

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Idaho Industry resources

The Idaho Beef Council is active in Idaho and beyond implementing programs, delivering educational campaigns and supporting research that benefit the Idaho beef industry. Find out more about how your checkoff dollars are being invested.

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BQA - Cow Calf

Producer & supplier Directory - join today

If you are a cattle producer interested in expanding your options for delivering your beef to Idaho's buy-local market, you are invited and encouraged to complete the online application.    

If you  are new to selling direct to consumers you should contact the University of Idaho (U of I)  local extension office to find out how to comply with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) regulations and learn how to meet labeling requirements.

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Throughout the year, checkoff dollars are hard at work educating and inspiring consumers on social media, at events, in the press, on TV and more! Subscribe to receive Idaho Beef Council news today and see the many ways checkoff dollars are working hard for Idaho's beef industry.

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